When the Lady Boys of Bangkok came to town…
Residents of Manchester can’t have failed to notice that for the last four weeks, Sackville Street was taken over by Thailand’s most famous export – The Lady Boys of Bangkok. Visiting the city for their 10th year, the month long extravaganza has become popular fixture of the summer calendar.
The Sabai Pavilion was packed each night with raucous gangs of hen nights, birthday parties and excitable office workers – a mixture of curious first timers and excited, seasoned fans. Highlights of this year’s show were a stunningly choreographed rendition of Cheryl Tweedy’s Fight for This Love and a mind bending version of Barbie Girl.
The team here at Smoking Gun PR was tasked with ensuring the great and the good of Manchester came along to a Gala night which launched the July residency. A cracking night was had by all, with the cast of Corrie vying for attention with a selection of Manchester WAG’s and of course the stunning Lady Boys themselves.
And a welcome day out took the Lady Boys to a local cricket club for a spot of ball practice, resulting in some fab pictures, picked up by the national & regional media – even up in Edinburgh ahead of The Ladyboy’s Festival stint.
With The Lady Boys now gone for another year, Sackville Street feels a little bit like your house after the Christmas decorations have been taken down – but we’re already looking forward to catching up with them again next July.