IT seems that Leeds can't get enough of The Lady Boys of Bangkok. The gender-bending cabaret act is back for what must be the ninth year running...and yes, we're going. It's an all-new production. And there's something strangely beguiling about these boy-girls in sparkly sequins that's hard to resist.
In case you're new in town, a quick recap of what they're all about. It's a non-sleazy and very funny cabaret 'party night'. A show of epic proportions, danced and acted out by sixteen entrancing beauties in elaborate costumes, who you would swear blind are women (but who actually are men).
This year's production is called ‘Carnival Queens’. It'll be in Leeds from Friday 12 October to Saturday 27 October 2012.
And Leeds Confidential is running a £10 off ticket offer – for more info, click here.
According to the director, Phillip Gandey, this year's show “resounds to the timeless Latin beats of fiesta and pulsates to the chart-topping sounds of today.”
The show takes place in the Thai wonderland of the Sabai Pavilion – a specially erected show arena in Millennium Square. Inside there's a fully-stocked bar and fresh Thai food from their resident chef, so you can make a real night of it.
Seating is around tables of eight, making it ideal for nights out with groups of friends. If you've not been and you're curious, we heartily recommend it. It's a cringe-free, fun night out that'll have you dancing, singing and wondering how it's possible for a boy to look that good in a dress.
Leeds Confidential Offer: Get £10 off Lady Boys tickets on Thursday 18 October and Thursday 25 October – click here
The Lady Boys of Bangkok runs from Friday 12 October to Saturday 27 October 2012 at its own Sabai Pavilion, Millennium Square, Leeds city centre.
Show times are Monday to Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm, and Sunday at 4.30pm and 7pm, with an additional performance at 4.30pm on Saturday 27 October.
Tickets are £24 adults and £14.50 students. Limited number platinum seats are £32. Premium seats are £28 adults. Side view seats are available for £20 adults and £10 students.
All seats £16: Friday 12 October only.
Telephone bookings: 0871 705 0705 (10p BT per min)
Online bookings: www.whatsontickets.com
Box office open on site from Tuesday 9 October 2012, 11am – 9.30pm daily.