Ladyboys of Bangkok come to Brighton

Ladyboys of Bangkok in Brighton

Ladyboys of Bangkok in Brighton

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There's glitz and glamour – and then there’s the Lady Boys Of Bangkok.

The mesmerising spectacle has arrived back in Brighton for what is shaping up to be yet another successful run.

While there is no denying that some people are irked by the Lady Boys’ presence, their cabaret show has been firmly embraced by the city.

In full make-up and revealing costumes, the Lady Boys certainly have no problem getting in touch with their feminine side – and there isn’t a bit of stubble in sight.

It is the seventh year Brighton has welcomed the show and its popularity is soaring.

Advance ticket sales are up 25% compared with last year and Brighton and Hove City Council has allowed show organisers an extra week at Victoria Gardens in the exotic Sabai Pavilion.

Show producer and artistic director Phillip Gandey said: “Initially the popularity of the showwas the hook of the Lady Boys and for people to have a look. That isn’t enough to sustain it as a show and people want to be entertained.

“We started the tour in Derby and we had people in four or five times. The reason is after the first 20 minutes they forget they are men and start enjoying it for what it is – a very slick and professional cabaret.”

Mr Gandey describes this year’s extravaganza, Fantasy And Feathers, as a touch of Moulin Rouge with the decadence of Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the visual impact of an MTV video spliced with the comedy of Carry On films.

Tickets for the Lady Boys Of Bangkok are available from the box office at Victoria Gardens or by calling 0871 7050705.

Performances are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm and 9.15pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm and 7.30pm.

Full details are available from www.ladyboysofbangkok.co.uk

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11:30pm Sat 1 May 10

sussexone says...

Lady boys of Bangkok, could they invite the Emily Howard character from Little Britain on? lol!

That would be a sight!
Lady boys of Bangkok, could they invite the Emily Howard character from Little Britain on? lol! That would be a sight! sussexone
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10:25am Sun 2 May 10

longman says...

I know of someone who went last night. He said that there were a large number of under 18s there and he had thought that it was an 18+ event. I havent done any research on the Ladyboys but if it was an 18+ event, why did parents take their under aged children along and why were they let in? Yet another example of the lax attitude of parents towards their children. He said there were 12 year olds there. No wonder kids' behaviour has deteriorated. Just because 'its the 21st century' it doesnt mean parents should expose their young people to 18+ shows. They have content not suitable for under 18s, thats why they are rated 18+. When will parents stop being so stupid and let their kids be kids!!!
I know of someone who went last night. He said that there were a large number of under 18s there and he had thought that it was an 18+ event. I havent done any research on the Ladyboys but if it was an 18+ event, why did parents take their under aged children along and why were they let in? Yet another example of the lax attitude of parents towards their children. He said there were 12 year olds there. No wonder kids' behaviour has deteriorated. Just because 'its the 21st century' it doesnt mean parents should expose their young people to 18+ shows. They have content not suitable for under 18s, thats why they are rated 18+. When will parents stop being so stupid and let their kids be kids!!! longman
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11:47am Sun 2 May 10

Nyberg says...

Ladyboys? Again?
Yawn, yawn, yawn......
Ladyboys? Again? Yawn, yawn, yawn...... Nyberg
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12:03pm Sun 2 May 10

cheezburger says...

longman wrote:
I know of someone who went last night. He said that there were a large number of under 18s there and he had thought that it was an 18+ event. I havent done any research on the Ladyboys but if it was an 18+ event, why did parents take their under aged children along and why were they let in? Yet another example of the lax attitude of parents towards their children. He said there were 12 year olds there. No wonder kids' behaviour has deteriorated. Just because 'its the 21st century' it doesnt mean parents should expose their young people to 18+ shows. They have content not suitable for under 18s, thats why they are rated 18+. When will parents stop being so stupid and let their kids be kids!!!
Why shouldnt kids go? It's just singing and dancing, its not a sex show! You haven't done any research you said. Maybe you should have. Their site says -
What is the show about?
Where do the performers come from?
What are Lady Boys?
Has the show appeared in the UK before?
How do I receive my tickets? / Where do I collect my tickets?
Who counts as a concession?
Is the show suitable for children?
How much are tickets and what times are the performances?
Do the seats have backs?
Are the seats numbered?
Is there access for wheelchairs?
Is there car parking?
How long is the show?
Is there live music?
Is there strobe lighting?
Is there a licensed bar?
Are there any souvenirs on sale?
What time can we get into the show?
Can I take photographs or use my camcorder?
I have made a booking but am now unable to attend the show, can I receive a refund?






What is the show about?

16 beautiful transvestites direct from Bangkok in a glamorous and funny cabaret show – flamboyant costumes, painstakingly immaculate make-up and show-stopping choreography are the hallmark of this truly unique blend of cabaret, dance and comedy.
The show has been a hit at the Edinburgh Festival and will return there this year after a short tour of the UK.

Where do the performers come from?

Bangkok, Thailand.

What are the Lady Boys?

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are an honourable part of the rich cultural heritage of Thailand. They are people of a highly artistic and creative nature who believe that they have the right to define their own sexuality. The Lady Boys of Bangkok are all performing arts graduates. They are all men – and without doubt the world’s greatest female impersonators.

Has the show appeared here before?

If you liked last year's show- you shouldn't miss this one, Devils & Angels, The Tenth Anniversary Tour 2008. The show is a new production for 2008 although certain production numbers are retained through public demand.

How do I receive my tickets? / Where do I collect my tickets?

If you have booked full price tickets and booked a minimum of 5 days in advance your tickets will be posted to you. If you have to collect your tickets at the on-site box office please take with you your reference number and credit card.

If you have booked using any discount vouchers your tickets will NOT be posted to you, as proof is required. Please collect your tickets from the on-site box office taking with you your vouchers, credit card and reference number.

Who counts as a concession?

Concessions are OAP’s, students, disabled & their carer, children (see below).

Is the show suitable for children?

We specify that for all early performances children must be 12 years of age and above, and for all late performances the minimum age is 16 years.


So therefore it is NOT an example of lax attitude is it?
[quote][p][bold]longman[/bold] wrote: I know of someone who went last night. He said that there were a large number of under 18s there and he had thought that it was an 18+ event. I havent done any research on the Ladyboys but if it was an 18+ event, why did parents take their under aged children along and why were they let in? Yet another example of the lax attitude of parents towards their children. He said there were 12 year olds there. No wonder kids' behaviour has deteriorated. Just because 'its the 21st century' it doesnt mean parents should expose their young people to 18+ shows. They have content not suitable for under 18s, thats why they are rated 18+. When will parents stop being so stupid and let their kids be kids!!![/p][/quote]Why shouldnt kids go? It's just singing and dancing, its not a sex show! You haven't done any research you said. Maybe you should have. Their site says - What is the show about? Where do the performers come from? What are Lady Boys? Has the show appeared in the UK before? How do I receive my tickets? / Where do I collect my tickets? Who counts as a concession? Is the show suitable for children? How much are tickets and what times are the performances? Do the seats have backs? Are the seats numbered? Is there access for wheelchairs? Is there car parking? How long is the show? Is there live music? Is there strobe lighting? Is there a licensed bar? Are there any souvenirs on sale? What time can we get into the show? Can I take photographs or use my camcorder? I have made a booking but am now unable to attend the show, can I receive a refund? What is the show about? 16 beautiful transvestites direct from Bangkok in a glamorous and funny cabaret show – flamboyant costumes, painstakingly immaculate make-up and show-stopping choreography are the hallmark of this truly unique blend of cabaret, dance and comedy. The show has been a hit at the Edinburgh Festival and will return there this year after a short tour of the UK. Where do the performers come from? Bangkok, Thailand. What are the Lady Boys? The Lady Boys of Bangkok are an honourable part of the rich cultural heritage of Thailand. They are people of a highly artistic and creative nature who believe that they have the right to define their own sexuality. The Lady Boys of Bangkok are all performing arts graduates. They are all men – and without doubt the world’s greatest female impersonators. Has the show appeared here before? If you liked last year's show- you shouldn't miss this one, Devils & Angels, The Tenth Anniversary Tour 2008. The show is a new production for 2008 although certain production numbers are retained through public demand. How do I receive my tickets? / Where do I collect my tickets? If you have booked full price tickets and booked a minimum of 5 days in advance your tickets will be posted to you. If you have to collect your tickets at the on-site box office please take with you your reference number and credit card. If you have booked using any discount vouchers your tickets will NOT be posted to you, as proof is required. Please collect your tickets from the on-site box office taking with you your vouchers, credit card and reference number. Who counts as a concession? Concessions are OAP’s, students, disabled & their carer, children (see below). Is the show suitable for children? We specify that for all early performances children must be 12 years of age and above, and for all late performances the minimum age is 16 years. So therefore it is NOT an example of lax attitude is it? cheezburger
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12:41pm Sun 2 May 10

longman says...

Perhaps not on this occasion, but having seen what rubbish kids DO watch, many parents do have a lax attitude to what their kids are watching! Perhaps adults should give more attention to what their little darlings are seeing - we might see better behaviour in the classroom and more politeness on the streets!
Perhaps not on this occasion, but having seen what rubbish kids DO watch, many parents do have a lax attitude to what their kids are watching! Perhaps adults should give more attention to what their little darlings are seeing - we might see better behaviour in the classroom and more politeness on the streets! longman
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1:28pm Sun 2 May 10

cheezburger says...

Oops i didnt mean to copy and paste so much there.
Oops i didnt mean to copy and paste so much there. cheezburger
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2:53pm Sun 2 May 10

Granny says...

What, again???? Can't the festival organisers get something new to ruin the lawns in the gardens. How many years have they been coming to the town now??? Too many, I say!!!
What, again???? Can't the festival organisers get something new to ruin the lawns in the gardens. How many years have they been coming to the town now??? Too many, I say!!! Granny
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5:20pm Sun 2 May 10

strange fish says...

What about next year having the geezer girls from gateshead?
What about next year having the geezer girls from gateshead? strange fish
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11:08pm Sun 2 May 10

PeteBrighton says...

Been a few times over the years but not any more. They do the same 'dances' to whatever song is playing. They never change it one iota. Seen once seen forever. Talentless.
Been a few times over the years but not any more. They do the same 'dances' to whatever song is playing. They never change it one iota. Seen once seen forever. Talentless. PeteBrighton
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9:08am Mon 3 May 10

alllowercase says...

AGAIN?
Victoria Gardens hasn't even recovered from last year yet!
AGAIN? Victoria Gardens hasn't even recovered from last year yet! alllowercase
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10:30am Mon 3 May 10

Nyberg says...

cheezburger wrote:
Oops i didnt mean to copy and paste so much there.
But I liked it, cheeze - it was very informative - even though it ended up being a free advert!
I don't know how people can be 'irked' by their presence.
But it is all a bit dull and tired though, after god knows how many years....
[quote][p][bold]cheezburger[/bold] wrote: Oops i didnt mean to copy and paste so much there.[/p][/quote]But I liked it, cheeze - it was very informative - even though it ended up being a free advert! I don't know how people can be 'irked' by their presence. But it is all a bit dull and tired though, after god knows how many years.... Nyberg
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11:25am Mon 3 May 10

bosshog says...

this is the sort of crap that btn attracts.
this is the sort of crap that btn attracts. bosshog
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11:29am Mon 3 May 10

Turing Test says...

longman wrote:
I know of someone who went last night. He said that there were a large number of under 18s there and he had thought that it was an 18+ event. I havent done any research on the Ladyboys but if it was an 18+ event, why did parents take their under aged children along and why were they let in? Yet another example of the lax attitude of parents towards their children. He said there were 12 year olds there. No wonder kids' behaviour has deteriorated. Just because 'its the 21st century' it doesnt mean parents should expose their young people to 18+ shows. They have content not suitable for under 18s, thats why they are rated 18+. When will parents stop being so stupid and let their kids be kids!!!
A friend of someone I know said something I disagree with. I can't be bothered to check if it's true, so I'll just have a rant about some random stuff that isn't relevant, and then act all indignant when people point out my ignorance and stupidity.
[quote][p][bold]longman[/bold] wrote: I know of someone who went last night. He said that there were a large number of under 18s there and he had thought that it was an 18+ event. I havent done any research on the Ladyboys but if it was an 18+ event, why did parents take their under aged children along and why were they let in? Yet another example of the lax attitude of parents towards their children. He said there were 12 year olds there. No wonder kids' behaviour has deteriorated. Just because 'its the 21st century' it doesnt mean parents should expose their young people to 18+ shows. They have content not suitable for under 18s, thats why they are rated 18+. When will parents stop being so stupid and let their kids be kids!!![/p][/quote]A friend of someone I know said something I disagree with. I can't be bothered to check if it's true, so I'll just have a rant about some random stuff that isn't relevant, and then act all indignant when people point out my ignorance and stupidity. Turing Test
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2:16pm Mon 3 May 10

Mr. Kipling says...

How about getting the Hairy Boys of Brighton Rock? They performed a routine for the opening of the Engine Room and included a Brighton councillor...
How about getting the Hairy Boys of Brighton Rock? They performed a routine for the opening of the Engine Room and included a Brighton councillor... Mr. Kipling
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3:17pm Mon 3 May 10

jbhove says...

What again?? Same old same old. Maybe it's time something NEW came to town.
What again?? Same old same old. Maybe it's time something NEW came to town. jbhove
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4:12pm Mon 3 May 10

strange fish says...

Just been for a stroll around town. Bank holiday week-end. First week-end of the festival.
Absolutly nothing on apart from a useless singer outside the library!. Whats going on.
COME ON BRIGHTON FESTIVAL ORGANISERS. Surely you can do better than that!!!!!!!!!!!
Just been for a stroll around town. Bank holiday week-end. First week-end of the festival. Absolutly nothing on apart from a useless singer outside the library!. Whats going on. COME ON BRIGHTON FESTIVAL ORGANISERS. Surely you can do better than that!!!!!!!!!!! strange fish
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