Showing posts from 2019

The Lady Boys of Bangkok highlights of 2019!

When our fabulous Lady Boys thought about their highlight for 2019, they couldn't settle on just one and frankly, this year has been an incredible one for our wonderful cast! Not only have we celebrated our 21st year at the Edinburgh Fringe festival (it felt oh-so good to be 21 again), we also had the pleasure of returning to locations we had visited in a while and made our mark in towns and cities we'd never performed in before. After 21 years we're still able to grace new places with our glitz as well as returning to the cities we know and love! Based on all our Sabai Pavillion venues, we've decided to include a highlight from each individual place! We really did have that good a year:   Derby The Greatest Showgirls Tour kicked off with a bang in Derby! Whilst a lot of familiar faces returned to the cast, we welcomed new members Lily, Dew and Arthur to a little family and it's safe to say they've made quite the impression with Lily taking t

Gandeys Circus & Cirque Surreal: Our 2019 Highlights

We've finally come to the end of our touring season and what a year it's been! Our Gandeys cast have been rather busy touring the UK, including another summer at Butlins and bringing The Greatest Halloween Spooktacular back to Dudley. Meanwhile, Cirque Surreal made a grand return to the big top at Manchester's INTU Trafford Centre with a weirdly, wonderful show. It's safe to say, we've had a jam-packed year and we've loved every second of it! In honour of the end of another spectacular year of touring, here are just some of the highlights of our 2019. Photo credit: Pop Studios    Gandeys Circus Back at Butlins We made another return to Butlins Minehead, Bognor Regis and Skegness and what an amazing summer we had! One particular highlight of ours was when Chico Rico made his directorial debut in 'A day in the life of a clown' for International Clown Week. If you haven't seen Chico's first feature yet we suggest you grab the popco

How to spend your night in Belfast with the Lady Boys of Bangkok

We're coming to the end of our 2019 tour and what better place for our last Sabai Theatre Venue to be than the beautiful Belfast. This year we have been so fortunate to grace new locations with our glitz, but we particularly look forward to returning to the places we know and love. Whether you're a first time explorer or veterans to this fabulous city like we are, here are a few places where you need to spend your night out in Belfast. Tipsy Bird 90-100 Ann St, Belfast BT1 3HH If you're planning a night out with the Lady Boys of Bangkok then there's only one staple beverage to accompany your evening and that's champagne! The Tipsy Bird's  champagne Sundays are the perfect antidote to the humdrum Sunday lunch.  View this post on Instagram CHAMPAGNE SUNDAYS 🐦🍾 Every Sunday at The Tipsy Bird we host Champagne Sundays aka bottles of @pol_roger for £45 all day! What are you waiting for?

Q&A with Karl Shaw, author of The First Showman

Gandey World Class Productions has celebrated over a century of entertaining audiences with spectacular shows like Gandeys Circus and Cirque Surreal - both currently enjoying runs in Dudley and the intu Trafford Centre respectively until 3rd November. But paving the way for the Gandey success story, for more than four decades Philip Astley managed and performed in the world’s first modern circus. In this week's blog, we find out some interesting facts from Karl Shaw , who lives in Astley's hometown Newcastle-under-Lyme, and is the author of 'The First Showman', set to be published later this month...  An artist's impression of Philip Astley, the founder of modern circus.  Q: Tell us about Astley's claim to fame as the founder of the modern circus and original 'showman'... A: Before the big tops, a hundred years before P.T. Barnum sold a ticket, Philip Astley was the world’s original circus mogul, a natural born showman with an eye for eve

The Lady Boys of Bangkok People's Choice Award 2019: cast your vote!

If you've seen  The Lady Boys of Bangkok 's incredible 21st anniversary production, The Greatest Showgirls Tour in 2019, you'll know that our cast - including some of the world's most beautiful showgirls (who just happen to be men!) - really pulled out all the stops to make this year's show the glitziest and most glamorous yet! In 2019 we popped the champagne to welcome four new cast members, including Dew, Lilly, Arthur, and the UK's only dwarf drag queen, Jamie John. They joined popular performers from last year's Wonder Women tour Amy, Bombay, Jennifer, Naomi, Nat, Nikky, Oak, Ole, Mr Sak, Sonya, Steven and Thierry to pay tribute to some of the biggest divas of all time.  Every year we dish out awards for the top cast members... and it's that time again! We've been busy in the office deciding our favourite artistes of 2019, but now it's time for YOU to cast your vote as well, for the People's Choice Award.  All those who vo

Where to drink and dine in the UK by the Lady Boys of Bangkok

For 21 fabulous years we've been bringing the party to towns and cities across the country, which has given us the opportunity to explore a wide array of bars, clubs and restaurants. You'd think by now we would have graced the entire country with our glitz, but there's still plenty of places left to explore. In fact, we're making our debut in Newcastle-Under-Lyme in just a few weeks time! We've definitely developed a few favourites over the years, so we thought we'd share them with our wonderful fans!  The Lady Boys take their picks of their favourite bars and restaurants around the UK  Her Majesty's secret Service Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PH For a quintessentially British bar experience, Her Majesty's Service will hit just the spot! HMSS celebrates sophistication with it's demur decor and array of classy drink options. If you're looking for a night to wear your best top-hat and tails then we suggest this Bristol h