4 Jul 2014

Bonnie old Scotland!!

The kilts have been dusted, the coats have been adorned and tartan is well a truly in this season....it can only mean one thing The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back Scotland! Scotland holds a special place in he heart of the Lady Boys because it was Edinburgh fringe where we first unleashed our unique take on cabaret to the world and it's been a glittery roller-coaster ride since then. So it's thanks to the adventurous Scots who gave our, lets face it rather 'different' show a chance that we now have the annual Lady Boys of Bangkok tours taking place throughout the UK. So a big mwahh to you Scotland!

In celebration of our Scottish heritage this blog will be about all the glorious happenings in Bonnie Scotland this fair 2014!!


May as well start off with the most quintessentially Scottish part of the blog, the age old Highland Games.  Now you may be expecting a subliming professional photoshop of a Lady Boy caber tossing and you'd be right....Ole doesn't even look as if she's trying!


The Highland games take place at many venues all over Scotland in the summer months, and are a truly unique celebration of Scottish culture, sport and heritage. They have everything from feats of strength like the caber toss (Ole's favourite) and tug of war to piping and dance competitions, oh and kilts lots and lots of kilts. The games are a must see in Scotland, the Lady's will definitely be going if it fits into the tour.


You may not be aware of this, but the Lady Boys love tartan! I mean what's there not to love, all those criss-crossed horizontal and vertical lines, all that....wool, its a multifaceted pattern. So they will certainly be excited by the International Tartan Festival taking place in Glasgow next weekend! This is basically a celebration of all things tartan with exhibitions, trade stalls and even workshops. All topped off with a cat walk show show casing work by Scottish designers and also designers for all over the world, so if you like squares and criss-crosses this is place for you!


Taking things back into a somewhat contemporary field Scotland is also playing host to numerous film festivals this year. These range from the more prestigious Edinburgh Film Festival (which took place last month)  which saw big name actors and big budget films grace is rouge coloured carpets, to Lanarkshire's Deep Fried Film Festival which hands out awards named after Fish and Chips favourites - such as the amazingly named Golden Fritter awards. The later takes place in August/September at four venues in the country, it includes armature films and funny awards to is definitely worth a look see. 


I don't know about you, but Scotland is looking like the place to be this summer. Not only with the above to entice you theirs also the Commonwealth Games starting at the end of the July, with more athletics than you could shake a long forgotten empire at. Oh and lets not forget the one stop shop on any budding Thespians existential calender - Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world which takes place every August in the bustling capital of Edinburgh. Not only does is it the birthplace of the Lady Boys of Bangkok productions, last year there was 2, 871 other shows at the festival, if...you know...The Lady Boys show isn't enough for you...you could go see other things I guess, it wouldn't hurt our feelings at all....honestly though the Fringe festival should be on anyone's list to attend this August, its also not the only place the Lady Boys are playign we are in Dundee this week, then Aberdeen and then the Fringe with some theatre dates as well - check those out here

Sooo here's to Scotland, our new home for the next two months!