We stand and serve, we grin and smile, We serve to please, and all the while We do, we burn up deep inside With all the pain we're meant to hide.
1985. Yorkshire. It's the height of the Thatcherite era and cocktail bars are opening in every town across the country.
Welcome to Shakers! That trendy bar in the main street where the neon light shines out, tempting passers-by. That place where dreams come true. Where time stands still, where everyone wants to be seen, from the checkout girls to the chinless yuppies, from the newlyweds to the local lads.
Then there's Carol, Adele, Niki and Mel.
Shakers gives a wickedly funny glimpse of this familiar world as seen through the eyes of these four long-suffering waitresses, offering a fascinating view of the harsh reality that lurks behind the glitzy decor and Pina Coladas.