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Boys will be girls

Leeds gets a taste of Thai-style glamour as The Ladyboys of Bangkok flounce in

Published on October 7th 2009.


Boys will be girls

Madness, fun, flirtation and glamour and is what the dear Lady Boys of Bangkok are all about. Their new show, the Mile High Tour, will have this in buckets...and even bouquets.

As well as gawping at the girls you can ooh and aah at the 400-plus hand-made costumes which range from the lush and the voluminous to the petite and the virtually non-existent.

And it’s all so convenient as well, as the dancing girls move back into Millennium Square, bang in the city centre.

This time the sky’s the limit (ho, ho) as 16 of the world’s most beautiful show-girls dance, sing and strut from Broadway stage to Bangkok with hints of Vegas. As well as gawping at the girls you can ooh and aah at the 400-plus hand-made costumes which range from the lush and the voluminous to the petite and the virtually non-existent. The latter might make your eyes water, fellas: remember these are boys.

Mile High Tour highlights range from classic movie love songs to iconic hits, from Kyle Minogue to Girls Aloud.

The good thing about this lot though is that you get more than a show, you get an experience.

The performance tent is a little bit of Thailand snapped off and placed in Leeds. The ambience and aroma transports you to the heart of Bangkok’s nightlife, while authentic Thai cuisine freshly prepared by chef Thanpwat Phamee completes the picture. And there’s a huge range of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks.

There’s even a canopy-covered open-air chill-out zone with its own bar.

The Boudoir features a whole range of delightful souvenirs, hats, brochures and DVDs featuring the Lady Boys of Bangkok.

This year the show promises to be better fun than ever. Remember this isn’t only a great night out for couples but for groups of friends, office parties and so on.

It’s a flamboyant extravaganza of the saucy, the funny and crazy all bound together by the special style of Thailand.

The LadyBoys of Bangkok Mile High Tour 2009, The Sabai Pavilion, Millennium Square, Leeds. Friday 16 October-Saturday 31 October 2009. Thursday-Saturday 7pm and 9:15pm. Sunday-Wednesday 8pm. Adults £22, concessions £19 (not valid Thursday, Friday, Saturday) Students £10 (not valid Thursday, Friday, Saturday) ALL SEATS £12 Fri 16 and Saturday 17 October ONLY. Box office open on site from Tuesday 13 September, 11am – 9.30pm daily. To book tickets call 0871 702 9506.

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