The Ladyboys of Bangkok show has been running for 20 years yet this year is the first time I have attended. The 20th Anniversary tour suitably titled ‘Wonder Women‘ strutted in to Aberdeen for their first show on the 13th of July with their final show here on the 28th July. Next stops include Inverness & Edinburgh then down to England.
Their website reads “Girls like no other girls… A night like no other night!”
I would definitely say this is a show like no other I have seen!
My Mum received two complimentary ticket vouchers for displaying the shows poster at her work so she kindly invited me along for an entertaining evening out!
As we entered the bright pink tent we were a little unsure what to expect of the evening ahead… After a little photo opportunity we were seated at our table ready to see what all the fuss of the Ladyboys was about.
As the show begins the announcer reminds the audience that the show is performed by an
ALL male cast…
followed by the eye catching high-heeled wearing ‘ladies’ parading on to the stage. It does raise a few eyebrows and curiousity levels also rise.
The cabaret show includes a variety of old and new songs while the Ladyboys of Bangkok performers dance and strut their way around the stage with a mixture of comedy and flirty interaction with the audience. I liked some of the song performances more than others and I would say the show gets better as the evening goes on. We went from a little unsure at the beginning to on our feet clapping and smiling by the end of the night!
Their outfits align with the songs whether that be performers dressed up as Lady Gaga or Dolly Parton… There is sequins, Wonder Woman costumes, feathered head pieces, underwear AND oddly… A ‘grumpy old dwarf’ (the announcers words, not mine!) wearing a penguin costume! All of this is set in their Sabai Pavillion tent featuring cabaret tables, a bar, colourful lighting and a fun-loving crowd.
I must say I really enjoyed the show… it is a little unusual but very entertaining. I laughed, I smiled and by the end of the evening we were standing up having a little dance along and applauding the rather stunning performers. Slightly jealous that these Ladyboys have better figures and make-up skills than I do to be honest!!
At the end of the show there was a special Scottish celebration with Bay City Rollers & Proclaimers songs, kilts and Scottish flags… The audience were dancing and cheering and it was a fantastic atmosphere to end a unique show!
We left the tent, with our keepsake prosecco glasses, in high spirits chatting about the fabulously unusual entertainment. I would say it is a show you must see at least once… Check out their website to book tickets to your nearest performance. Anyone over 18 can attend and they do have wheelchair access.