Elections and referendums may come and go, but in the stakes for the best party night out in ton, there’s no doubt where the popular vote goes. WHO RUNS THE WORLD! is not a political question – it’s a positive celebration of the fair sex performed by 16 of Thailand’s most alluring and stunning Lady Boys at the unique specially created Thai Pavilion at the Fountainbridge (Brewery) site, (Fringe Venue 189)
The entertainment never lets up as the attractive seductiveness of Hollywood and the stylish glitz of Las Vegas meet the great traditions of classic British music hall. With more songs and big scale musical production numbers than you could pout a painted lip at, the Ladyboys pay tribute to a host of stars rainging from Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Boy George, Pitbull, Tom Jones, Queen Latifah- the list goes on and on.
The Lady Boys of Bangkok is a cabaret like no other cabaret performed by gorgeous showgirls like no other showgirls – they are all MALE thai nationals… apart from Trevor. He comes from Oldham and is known to Fringe audiences as -“the wee man.”
The Sabai Pavillion provides a spacious yet intimate cabaret venue like no other. Step into the foyer and you step into a tiny part of Bangkok transplanted in the heart of Edinburgh; the air is charged with excitement and filled with the aromas of freshly prepared Thai cuisine. There are also two well stocked bars to keep the party going.
Creative Director, Phillip Gander spoke of the challenge of creating a new production each year. “The Edinburgh Fringe was the first time audiences in the UK had seen the Lady Boys they were attracted by the sheer novelty. Never before had a company of Lady Boys performed a show in the western world. Almost two decades on and the Lady Boys of Bagnkok is still the only show of its kind this side of Bangkok. But it no longer relies simply on novelty- it is a fantastic, non-stop spectacular theatrical experience. A complete entertainment specially created for a British audience. It has become an unmissable date for thousands of people who form the heart of a very loyal audience supporting us year after year.”
The party like no other party with girls like no other girls – a night like no other night!
You can purchase tickets for The Lady Boys of Bangkok playing at Theatre Big Tops here.