Adele, Nicky, Carol and Mel are waitresses in a trendy cocktail bar. An establishment that tries hard to exude an atmosphere of exclusivity and classy chic. It's a venue for yuppies, celebrating checkout girls, thrusting young businessmen and local lads 'on the pull'. The four girls face a nightly diet of giggling girls, leering men, demanding 'upper crust' couples and the constant innuendo of the 'long slow comfortable screw'. It's not the job that any of the girls really wants but their individual circumstances have so far denied them the opportunity to find more fulfilling employment.
All of the characters in this hilarious piece are 'played' by the waitresses. The satire follows the customers as they come and go but behind the comedy we see the real life situations of the four girls. One of the great strengths of Godber's writing lies in his ability to expose his characters with some depth even in out and out comedy.
Three of the actresses in this production have acted together many times and delight in the challenge of playing multiple characters in fast moving comedy. The fourth is new to the company and will. I'm sure, make many fans in this highly entertaining play.