December 14, 2011
Jacob Marley was dead to begin with, which makes it very difficult to book him for Corporate Events - Ebenezer Scrooge on the other hand was available and happy for the opportunity to perform at South Lodge for a recent corporate event. Our costumed Dickensian Character acted as MC for an evening of entertainment in the stunningly decorated Marquee of the picturesque venue.
Dressed in full Victorian costume including Top Hat and Tails, Scrooge acted as an entertainingly gruff, misanthropic host to the delight of guests, many of whom were so taken with the humbugging hero of Dickens’ seasonal classic that they insisted on posing for pictures with him, despite Scrooge's less than accommodating manner. Scrooge was an inspired change of pace from the usual warm, accommodating master of ceremonies and having him remain in character for the evening proved to be a masterstroke at such a festive event.
Elsewhere, the entertainment was a little less Dickensian but no less enjoyable. We supplied a pair of Henna Tattoo artists who applied meticulously detailed temporary tattoos to guests. The henna tattooist was a great talking point for guests and gave them a fun but thankfully fleeting idea of what it would be like to have a swirling floral design creeping up their necks. Leaving his mark in a slightly different manner was our pianist Hamish who provided some elegant background music during drinks and dinner.
The big draw for the evening, however was seasoned function band Flood the Floor whose electrifying set of thrilling cover versions made sure that the floor remained suitably flooded. The band displayed an admirable eagerness to interact with the audience who, in turn were more than game to join in with spontaneous dance offs and spirited sing-alongs. The 6-piece line-up featured a male and female vocalist that allowed the band to cover a wider range of songs and genres to ensure that none of the 500 guests were left disappointed.
Take a look at some more pictures from the event below.
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