PREVIEW: Let’s toast to 21 years of The Lady Boys of Bangkok


The Lady Boys are back, celebrating ‘21’ of The Greatest Showgirls Tour 2019!

Let’s hear it for the boys as they transform into 16 of the most glamourous showgirls,
adorned with crystals and sequins galore as they showcase tributes to some of our favourite divas including Kylie, Beyonce, J-Lo, Madonna, Whitney Houston and Rihanna.

Dreams will be stirred as audiences are served a variety of routines – from M People
to Little Mix to the Pussycat Dolls.

Tour promoter Binky Beaumont can’t wait to see the Lady Boys ‘come of age’ in this latest
production, and return to their adopted home of Scotland.

He said: “When artistic director Philip Gandey opened The Lady Boys of Bangkok at the
Edinburgh Fringe in 1998, the success of the show was mind-blowing. After a few amazing
years, demand was really high from other cities for us to bring this one-of-a-kind production to them as well.

“For its 21st year we are bringing audiences a show that is even more glitzy and glamorous, and we even have three new cast members!

“Every year there is a new theme, and ‘The Greatest Showgirls Tour’ allows us to celebrate our favourite divas.”

Image: Andrew Payne

The Lady Boys wear over 400 impressive costumes in the show, and a full-time seamstress is employed to keep them all in check.

However, the Lady Boys of Bangkok isn’t all just about glamour. There’s side-splitting comedy, and plenty of audience participation.

With more songs and big-scale musical production numbers than you could point a
perfumed glove at, The Lady Boys of Bangkok adds a splash of colour to the black-and-white normality of everyday life.

Image: Jim Carey

The entertainment of The Greatest Showgirls Tour soars from start to finish, with its complete celebration of individuality and pride.

The show will be visiting three Scottish cities throughout the summer:

  • DUNDEE – Baxter Park – Friday 28 June to Saturday 6 July
  • ABERDEEN – Beach Links – Friday 12 to Saturday 27 July
  • EDINBURGH – Venue 189, Fountainbridge – Friday 2 to Monday 26 August

Full tour dates (including theatre venues) and booking information at

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