Friday, December 26, 2014
Calypso @ Asiatique Bangkok
Thailand is well known for ladyboys and Calypso showcases them doing what they love the most: dressing up to the nines and miming to Cher. Some of these ‘ladies’ have features that would make women jealous but this is an attractive illusion; they were all born men. The performers are keen to entertain and put on a good show and the best way to enjoy it is to don your imaginary feather boa and embrace their world of glitz, glamour and over-the-top drama.
You won’t only enjoy show tunes, but also Chinese love songs, Korean pop and Japanese geisha dancing. There is something for everyone. Kids will giggle at the ladies dressing up as ostriches and the slapstick comedy acts, men will marvel and I spent most of the show envious that these ladyboys had better legs than me.
Calypso Cabaret at Asiatique
Opening Hours: Twice daily at 20:15 and 21:45
Address: 2194 Charoenkrung 72-74 Road, Bangkok