From ‘50 Shades’ to Runrig, the Ladyboys of Bangkok deliver a great show in Kirkcaldy, writes Allan Crow
Ladyboys of Bangkok:
(Adam Smith Theatre, run ended)
Thursday night at the Adam Smith and I’m watching four ladyboys and a midget doing the full monty.
It’s juts one of several bonkers, but truly funny, moments in a show which delivers a great feel-good factor every night.
Where else would you see a homage to Mary Poppins followed by a musical interpretation of ‘50 Shades Of Grey.’
Chuck in tributes to Cher, Whitney and spot of Gangam style dancing and you get the jist - this is about nothing other than good fun.
The ladyboys have been performing in Scotland - their second home - for years - and know how to put on a lively, noisy, thoroughly entertaining show.
They dive into the crowd for volunteers for some gentle participation, charge through umpteen costume changes and keep the pace going from start to finish.
Their tribute to Scotland was a mash-up of The Proclaimers and Runrig with mini-kilts which would probably be the order of the day had this country had its own airline back in the cheesy 70s.
They’re clever too - using ‘My Way’ to transform one ladyboy from female to male at her changing table as the soundtrack moved from from Bassey to Sinatra. Simple but effective.
All in all, a fun show which went down a storm.
And on a Thursday night, what more can you ask for?