The Lady Boys are back in town and celebrating turning 21 with a new production for 2019.
This one-of-a-kind cabaret show, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1998, is returning to Nottingham after more than a decade!
The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be making their debut in Old Market Square at 1pm on Thursday 4 April for a press call, ahead of their shows here later this month.
So Let’s Hear It For The Boys as they transform into 16 of the world’s most glamourous showgirls, adorned with crystals and sequins galore, ready to showcase tributes to some of our favourite divas – including Kylie, Beyonce, J-Lo, Madonna, Whitney Houston and Rihanna – when they perform in their pink Sabai Pavilion tent on Old Market Square from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 April.
Dreams will be stirred as audiences are served a smorgasbord of routines in the show – from the likes of M People to Little Mix, and Pussycat Dolls to Disney Princesses.
Tour promoter Binky Beaumont said: “After a few amazing years at the Edinburgh Fringe, demand was really high from other cities for us to bring The Lady Boys of Bangkok to them. The show has been going down a storm in neighbouring Derby so far in 2019, and we are thrilled to be able to return to Nottingham again after many years, as the next stop on this year’s tour!”
The cast members undergo an intense audition process to be picked for the show. Every year artistic director Philip Gandey and choreographer Daniel Todd fly to Bangkok in Thailand to find their stars, before rehearsals start in January. But some of the performers in The Greatest Showgirls Tour 2019 have been part of the ‘family’ since the show began.
“For its 21st year we are bringing audiences a show that is even more glitzy and glamourous – and with two new cast members! The Greatest Showgirls Tour allows us to celebrate our favourite divas,” Binky added.
As well as lashings of glamour – the Lady Boys wear over 400 impressive costumes – audiences should expect side-splitting comedy, and plenty of audience participation.
With more songs and big-scale musical production numbers than you could point a perfumed glove at, The Lady Boys of Bangkok adds a splash of colour to the black-and-white normality of everyday life. And the entertainment of The Greatest Showgirls Tour soars from start to finish, with its complete celebration of individuality and pride.
The Sabai Pavilion, Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2DT
Saturday 20 April to Sunday 28 April 2019
Tuesday to Thursday – 7 pm daily
Fridays / Saturdays – 7 pm and 9 pm daily
Sundays – 6 pm
NO PERFORMANCES ON MONDAY
Box Office open on-site from Wednesday 17 April 2019 – 11 am to 9.30pm daily
Sunday 21 April – all seats £12 each
Tuesday 23 April – all seats 2 for the price of 1
Full list of ticket prices, tour dates and booking information can be found at ladyboysofbangkok.co.uk/tour.