Lady Boys play bowls in teetering stilettos

Lady Boys of Bangkok play bowls

Lady Boys play bowls in teetering stilettos

First published in News

Passers-by were left rubbing their eyes in disbelief yesterday as a town's lawn bowls team faced off against the Lady Boys of Bangkok.

The greenkeeper at Peacehaven Bowls Club had a nervous 45 minutes as the Lady Boys played their finest bowls in turf-piercing stilettos.

Peacehaven Town Council mayor elect, councillor Robbie Robertson, invited the troupe to learn about the traditional English pastime.

Both sides took it in turns to send down the jack dressed in their traditional uniforms - the bowls club in all white with the Lady Boys in high heels and skimpy evening wear.

Councillor Robertson said the event was arranged to provide some local hospitality to the performers from the travelling show.

The Lady Boys' new Fringe show Red Hot Kisses will be at the Sabai Pavilion in Victoria Gardens, Brighton, until May 31.

Meanwhile, a 12 metre sign was stolen from the Lady Boy's of Bankok's Sabai Pavilion in Victoria Gardens.

Despite the cast and crew staying on site no one heard the sign being removed on Tuesday night.

The sign - which cost £600 and is made up of six sections- disappeared between midnight on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Box office manager Sandra Jolly said: “We think it must have been a prank but it was quite expensive and we'd really like it back.”

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the banner should call Sussex Police on 101.

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9:09am Thu 15 May 14

J Hill says...

Top bit of blatant sensationalist truth stretching by the Argus. Headline says "Lady Boys play bowls in teetering stilettos" and later the article states "Lady Boys played their finest bowls in turf-piercing stilettos". They are clearly in bare/stockinged feet in both photos provided plus the video. SDurely Bangkok Lady Boys playing bowls should be a big enough fun story without having to big it up with white lies.
Top bit of blatant sensationalist truth stretching by the Argus. Headline says "Lady Boys play bowls in teetering stilettos" and later the article states "Lady Boys played their finest bowls in turf-piercing stilettos". They are clearly in bare/stockinged feet in both photos provided plus the video. SDurely Bangkok Lady Boys playing bowls should be a big enough fun story without having to big it up with white lies. J Hill
  • Score: 11

10:08am Thu 15 May 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

As part of the cultural exchange will the gentlemen of Peacehaven be introduced to ping pong in Bangkok?
As part of the cultural exchange will the gentlemen of Peacehaven be introduced to ping pong in Bangkok? From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 11

12:20pm Thu 15 May 14

Mr chock says...

Lady Boys of Bangkok play bowls i am confused by the tagline in the photo i think the guys in white are not lady boys ? i might be wrong .. but anyway funny article for publicity for them "lady boys" who wanted this in the front page of the Argus ..
Lady Boys of Bangkok play bowls i am confused by the tagline in the photo i think the guys in white are not lady boys ? i might be wrong .. but anyway funny article for publicity for them "lady boys" who wanted this in the front page of the Argus .. Mr chock
  • Score: 0

1:05pm Thu 15 May 14

Tallywhacker says...

I'm more surprised they found a bowls green, but it was in Peacehaven so luckily outside Brighton council jurisdiction.
I'm more surprised they found a bowls green, but it was in Peacehaven so luckily outside Brighton council jurisdiction. Tallywhacker
  • Score: 6

1:45pm Thu 15 May 14

PorkyChopper says...

From beer to uncertainty wrote:
As part of the cultural exchange will the gentlemen of Peacehaven be introduced to ping pong in Bangkok?
I think Ping Pong's over here with the show.
[quote][p][bold]From beer to uncertainty[/bold] wrote: As part of the cultural exchange will the gentlemen of Peacehaven be introduced to ping pong in Bangkok?[/p][/quote]I think Ping Pong's over here with the show. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 3

7:34pm Thu 15 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

They are better looking than most of the women in swimwear on Brighton beach. No beer bellies or cheap tattoos.
They are better looking than most of the women in swimwear on Brighton beach. No beer bellies or cheap tattoos. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 3

11:41pm Thu 15 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

As part of learning our culture, I do hope they were told that being a freak isn't part of it.
As part of learning our culture, I do hope they were told that being a freak isn't part of it. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -13

7:17am Fri 16 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Me too, I would hate to see them with beer bellies, bad teeth and tattoos and that's many of the freaky British birds. Perhaps these ladies can bring some culture to our shores.
Aintree Ladies Day, enough to realise Britain has gone to the dogs.
Me too, I would hate to see them with beer bellies, bad teeth and tattoos and that's many of the freaky British birds. Perhaps these ladies can bring some culture to our shores. Aintree Ladies Day, enough to realise Britain has gone to the dogs. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 2

7:55am Fri 16 May 14

Scorpio50 says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Me too, I would hate to see them with beer bellies, bad teeth and tattoos and that's many of the freaky British birds. Perhaps these ladies can bring some culture to our shores.
Aintree Ladies Day, enough to realise Britain has gone to the dogs.
Kettle, pot black springs to mind because it's not just the Women but fat, bare chested men with socks and sandles also springs to mind. Drunk men lurching along the seafront thinking they're Gods gift. No, the men are as equally worse as the Women.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Me too, I would hate to see them with beer bellies, bad teeth and tattoos and that's many of the freaky British birds. Perhaps these ladies can bring some culture to our shores. Aintree Ladies Day, enough to realise Britain has gone to the dogs.[/p][/quote]Kettle, pot black springs to mind because it's not just the Women but fat, bare chested men with socks and sandles also springs to mind. Drunk men lurching along the seafront thinking they're Gods gift. No, the men are as equally worse as the Women. Scorpio50
  • Score: 8

2:30pm Fri 16 May 14

Mr chock says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
They are better looking than most of the women in swimwear on Brighton beach. No beer bellies or cheap tattoos.
do the expensive tattoos the Lady boys have look better ? some have tattoo on make up " permanent i wonder what happened to the big Lady boy sign i have no read the article i see someone took the lady boys hoarding my spell checker thought i meant whoreding .
.if we vote UkIP will the Lady boys be allowed in the UK ?
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: They are better looking than most of the women in swimwear on Brighton beach. No beer bellies or cheap tattoos.[/p][/quote]do the expensive tattoos the Lady boys have look better ? some have tattoo on make up " permanent i wonder what happened to the big Lady boy sign i have no read the article i see someone took the lady boys hoarding my spell checker thought i meant whoreding . .if we vote UkIP will the Lady boys be allowed in the UK ? Mr chock
  • Score: 1

6:22pm Fri 16 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

I am sure if you vote UKIP the ladyboys will be allowed into the UK as the party allows Nigel Farage's German wife to stay here and she has even taken a UK job.....not as a Ladyboy though.
I am sure if you vote UKIP the ladyboys will be allowed into the UK as the party allows Nigel Farage's German wife to stay here and she has even taken a UK job.....not as a Ladyboy though. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 0

7:01am Sat 17 May 14

hubby says...

What strange times we live in when men with breasts,penises and full make up are revered by certain sections of the public.
What strange times we live in when men with breasts,penises and full make up are revered by certain sections of the public. hubby
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Sat 17 May 14

KarenT says...

hubby wrote:
What strange times we live in when men with breasts,penises and full make up are revered by certain sections of the public.
"Revered"? A bit strong I think... They are a regular camp Brighton Festival act that gets a fair amount of publicity every year. I don't think anyone has set up a shrine or anything.
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: What strange times we live in when men with breasts,penises and full make up are revered by certain sections of the public.[/p][/quote]"Revered"? A bit strong I think... They are a regular camp Brighton Festival act that gets a fair amount of publicity every year. I don't think anyone has set up a shrine or anything. KarenT
  • Score: 0

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