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The Singing Waiters Perform at the Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, London

10th May 2012

This Saturday we were delighted to perform our world renowned singing waiters show at The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, London. The Lansdowne Club is a London private members club, which was established in 1935. The Lansdowne is particularly unique for a London private members club in that it was established much later than most London clubs; it was open to men and women from its very inception; and its 1930s Art Deco architecture is quite distinctive from London's other clubs.
 
The Lansdowne was the perfect match for our high class form of entertainment. We had been invited to perform our surprise singing waiters show to celebrate the golden wedding anniversary of Dame Margaret Seward and Gordon Seward. It was a very special occasion with over 100 guests being treated to a sumptuous five course meal created by the Lansdowne’s head chef and his first class team in the magnificent Ballroom.
 
We had created a unique and entertaining show to suit the occasion which included the wonderful Some Enchanted Evening, a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, which was a special request meaningful to the golden couple.
 
As our surprise singing waiters blended in with the Lansdowne’s highly efficient and courteous staff, the guests were in for a delightful surprise. A special announcement was made by the French headwaiter which drew everyone’s attention. As the guests listened intently to his enchanting French accent, he decided to sing to the astonishment of his mesmerised audience. His incredible performance of La Donna E Mobile was met by a standing ovation and cheers of encore! A competition of voice types followed as Carmen wowed the guests with her seduction rendition of the Habanera. It was not long before the golden couple had tears in their eyes as they were absorbed by a magnificent performance of Some Enchanted Evening, a piece of music which meant so much to them. It was a truly wonderful show for a truly wonderful occasion.
 
Dame Margaret Seward kindly wrote to us to say:
 
“What stupendous entertainment the singing waiters gave us. Our friends were completely taken in and it took time to dawn what was really happening. Then it was full participation and they loved the aria selection and of course the involvement throughout. Friends have been phoning about the novel entertainment wanting details etc and the Lansdowne were also very impressed. So a very big thank you for ensuring we had a stunning performance which really did provide the icing on the cake for a memorable day.”
 



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