2 Comedy Waiters based on 1 hour 30 minutes divided by 1 set Hire
The act begins subtly, with the waiters collecting glasses, emptying ashtrays, etc. whilst our waitress serves spoof canapés of slices of carrot, banana, a jelly baby and a hula-hoop on a stick. Then the Drunken Waiter comes on stage. The object at this point is to arouse a few guests' suspicions, but not enough for the cover to be blown.
If requested, the wine waiter will call guests through for Dinner. At this point in the proceedings, for many guests, nothing will yet seem amiss. The Spanner team will help show guests to their seats. This familiarises the team with the guests and any requests, such as "Can I have a glass of water" are played straight but in a subtly questionable manner. The starter is then served by the genuine venue staff and, whilst it is being eaten, Spanners remain in the room either stood against the wall looking bored or wandering around checking on people's progress and making the odd comment.
As the atmosphere builds, the guests begin to interact with the spoof Spanner staff. Suddenly the maintenance man is under a table, a bandaged waiter is serenading guests with his guitar and the wine waiter finally collapses, even the most unobservant are left with no doubt that they have been well and truly Spanner! An announcement is made at the end of the performance exposing the true identity of the bogus stuff.
Taking their bows Spanners have the whole room singing and swaying along to the classic 'Delilah' - see your guests amused and enjoy a hand clapping foot-stomping cherry on an already splendid cake!