Waitress The Musical

Waitress

Adelphi Theatre, London

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Broadway’s smash hit musical Waitress playing at London’s Adelphi Theatre.

Nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Waitress is an uplifting all-American musical that celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Waitress has now closed at the Adelphi Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

Jenna is a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness.

Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along – courage.

Who’s in it? Waitress Cast

Waitress composer and Grammy Award-winning artist Sara Bareilles makes her West End debut as Jenna, joined by the Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor Gavin Creel as Dr. Pomatter. 

Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls) reprises her performance as Becky, alongside Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie, Bonnie & Clyde) as Dawn,  Andrew Boyer as Old Joe, Joel Montague as Ogie and Tamlyn Henderson as Earl. 

The cast is completed by Piers Bate, Cindy Belliot, Olivia Moore, Ben Morris, Nathaniel Morrison, Rosemary Nkrumah, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder, Matthew Rowland, Laura Selwood, Richard Taylor Woods, Lucia De Wan, Mark Willshire and Madison Worley.

Creative Team

Directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Lorin Latarro, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson.

Reviews

★★★★★ ‘Treat yourself to a slice of 5-star musical pie’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Waitress is a treat’ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ ‘This show is the real deal’ Independent
★★★★ “Sweet as the best homemade pie” The Stage
★★★★ Evening Standard


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 4 July 2020

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Venue Information

Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London, WC2E 7NA
Nearest Tube or Train: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 6, 9, 11,13, 15, 23, 77A, 91, 139, 176
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‘Waitress’ checks-out of the West End
Waitress The Musical will not return to the West End when theatre's resume performances following the COVID-19 pandemic. Producers of the show posted a notice on social media stating: "It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of our beloved London production of Waitress the Musical. As you will be aware, we've had to temporarily lower the curtain at the Adelphi Theatre and it's now unlikely that the diner will reopen once this period of uncertainty is over. If things do change and there is a world in which we believe we could continue a run at the Adelphi before 4 July, we will be in touch with you. Ticket holders will be contacted in due course by their point of purchase. With our best wishes for your health and safety." https://twitter.com/WaitressLondon/status/1243569624463167489 The musical was due to complete its London engagement at the Adelphi Theatre on 4 July 2020.  The London production of the Tony nominated musical began previews performances on 8 February 2019 with an official opening on 7 March 2019. Unusually for a high end musical the production was brought to the stage by an all-female creative team including music and lyrics by Grammy® winner Sara Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). Bareilles had recently starred in the West End production alongside Gavin Creel who announced recently on social media that he believed he had caught the coronavirus and was now self-isolating. The final performance was held on 14 March 2020 with a cast headed by Lucie Jones as Jenna and David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter. Jones and Hunter also took to social media to let fans know their devastation at not being able to take a final curtain call. Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase. https://twitter.com/luciejones1/status/1243587968939495425 https://twitter.com/thedavidhunter/status/1243680434178920450
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Marisha Wallace returns to London production of ‘Waitress The Musical’
West End favourite Marisha Wallace will reprise her role as Becky in 'Waitress' at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Wallace checks in for her final stint at the diner on 6 January 2020, taking over the role from Sandra Marvin. It was recently announced that Wallace has been cast as Motormouth Maybelle in the West End revival of Hairspray at the London Coliseum later this year. Also joining the London production of Waitress in the New Year will be Evelyn Hoskins in the role of Becky, taking over from Hannah Tointon on 25 January 2020. Hoskins' theatre credits include Carrie The Musical, Spring Awakening, Assassins and Cool Rider. The cast of Waitress currently stars Lucie Jones as Jenna, Joel Montague as Ogie, Tamlyn Henderson as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter, Andrew Boyer as Old Joe, Richard Taylor Woods as Cal, Rosemary Nkrumah, Piers Bate, Cindy Belliot, Ben Morris, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder, Matthew Rowland, Laura Selwood, Lucia De Wan, Mark Willshire and Madison Worley. Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel will temporarily join the cast in January, reprising their Broadway performances as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, from 27 January 2020 until to 7 March 2020. Lucie Jones and David Hunter will rejoin the cast of Waitress on 9 March 2020. Featuring an original score by Sara Bareilles, Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson as she enters a pie-making competition to start a new life for her and her unborn child. Later this year, Lucie Jones will perform a solo concert at the Adelphi Theatre, accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. Directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Lorin Latarro, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a young woman whose talent for baking gives her the courage to start a new life. Waitress is booking until 4 July 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre, London. Waitress tickets are available now.
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‘Waitress The Musical’ announces final West End performance
Producers for the London production of Waitress The Musical have announced it will close in July 2020. Sara Bareilles musical began previews at the Adelphi Theatre on 8 February 2019, opening to numerous 4-star reviews on 7 March 2019.  It will play its final performance on 4 July 2020 having played c.550 performances, with an additional c.30 preview performances. Producers also announced the show will embark on a UK tour following the end of the West End season. The tour will visit Manchester, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Plymouth, Dartford, Eastbourne, Liverpool, Woking, Stoke, Ipswich, Aberdeen, Bristol, Canterbury, Dublin, Nottingham, Cardiff, Truro, Llandudno, Leeds, Hull, Southend, Wolverhampton, Oxford, Edinburgh, Southampton, Northampton, Crawley, Sunderland, Wimbledon, Bromley and Sheffield. The current cast of Waitress include Lucie Jones as Jenna, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Sandra Marvin as Becky, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter, Joe Sugg as Ogie, Tamlyn Henderson as Earl, and Andrew Boyer as Old Joe. As previously reported, Laura Baldwin and Joe Sugg will depart the production in the next few weeks with Hannah Tointon and Joel Montague set to assume the roles of Dawn and Ogie. Sara Bareilles and Broadway star Gavin Creel will temporarily join the cast on 27 January 2020 as Jenna and Dr Pomatter. The pair both appeared in the Broadway production of the musical in New York at the beginning of the year. Lucie Jones and David Hunter will rejoin the cast of Waitress on 9 March 2020. Directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Lorin Latarro, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a young woman whose talent for baking gives her the courage to start a new life. Waitress is booking until 4 July 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre, London. Waitress tickets are available now.
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Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel join West End musical ‘Waitress’
Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel will star in the West End production of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre in London. The international hit singer/songwriter will make her West End debut in the role of Jenna, with Tony and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel playing love interest Dr. Pomatter.  The pair will reunite in the West End this January following their widely lauded performances in the Broadway production.   Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for Waitress, is an international hit singer/songwriter with seven Grammy® nominations, two Tony nominations and three Emmy nominations to her name. Musical theatre star Creel recently won the Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius in Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce.  His numerous credits include The Book of Mormon (Broadway/West End), La Cage Aux Folles, Hair, Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce, Mary Poppins and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Bareilles and Creel will perform in the production for six weeks from 27 January until 7 March 2020 with Lucie Jones and David Hunter then returning to the production . Hannah Tointon (The Inbetweeners, Penny Dreadful, Mr Selfridge), as previously announced, will join the cast in the role of 'Dawn' from 2 December 2019. Laura Baldwin's final shift at the diner will be on 30 November 2019.  Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a young woman whose talent for baking might be the path to a new life. When a hot new doctor comes to town, life gets a little complicated. The musical is based on Adrienne Shelly's film starring Kerri Russell. Waitress is booking until 28 March 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre, London. Waitress tickets are available now.
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Joe Sugg to make West End debut in ‘Waitress The Musical’
Youtube star and Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Joe Sugg will make his acting stage debut in the London production of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. Sugg's, who has over 27 million followers across his social media platforms, will play the role of 'Ogie', geeky suitor to Laura Baldwin's 'Dawn' from 9 September 2019. The role was originated in the West End by Jack McBrayer best known for playing Kenneth in Tina Fey's NBC series 30 Rock and is currently played by The Inbetweeners alum Blake Harrison until 7 September 2019.  Sugg's first found fame on YouTube creating prank, challenge and impression videos for his audience, which led to a successful graphic novel series titled Username, and a travel series with fellow YouTuber Caspar Lee. Last year, Suggs participated in the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing, placing in the final four with partner Dianne Buswell. Announcing his casting, Sugg's said: "I got to see the show a couple of months back and it's absolutely fantastic. I'm excited to be a part of the cast and to have now landed a role in the West End really has topped off an incredible year for me. “I hope I do everyone proud and thanks to all my supporters for making it all possible and the best year yet.” He joins Lucie Jones, Laura Baldwin, Marisha Wallace and David Hunter in the cast of Waitress, which tells the story of Jenna, a waitress whose talent for baking might be her escape route from her controlling marriage. Waitress is booking until 28 March 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre, London. Waitress tickets are available now.
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Sara Bareilles’ musical ‘Waitress’ extends in London
Sara Bareilles smash-hit musical Waitress continues its London run with the announcement it is now booking until 4 January 2020 at Adelphi Theatre. Following recent cast changes the show has seen an uplift in ticket sales with theatre-goers commenting on the natural chemistry between actors Lucie Jones (Rent, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde) and David Hunter (Kinky Boots) in the central roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter. The casting of Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, A Very English Scandal) in the role of Ogie has also been a resounding success with the actor brining new wit and energy to the role perviously place by American actor  Jack McBrayer (NBC’s 30 Rock).  Ex- Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts comes to end of her summer season in the role of Dawn with Laura Baldwin returning to the role on 12 August 2019. The stellar cast of Waitress also features  Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls) as Becky, Peter Hannah as Earl  and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage. With a surprise pregnancy and a hot new doctor in town, life gets complicated, but with the support of her co-workers she might just overcome life’s unexpected challenges. The Broadway production recently announced it will close on 5 January 2020, after 33 previews and 1,544 regular performances. Waitress is booking until 4 January 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.
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Ashely Roberts & Lucie Jones to join Waitress in West End
The Pussycat Dolls’ Ashley Roberts and 2009 The X-Factor finalist Lucie Jones will join the West End cast of smash-hit musical Waitress from next month. Roberts will make her West End debut as Dawn, temporarily taking over the role from Laura Baldwin for strictly limited summer season. Since arriving on British screens in the 2012 series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! she has appeared as a contestant on BBC series Strictly Come Dancing (2018); as a judge on ITV’s Dancing On Ice for two seasons and BBC One talent competition Let It Shine; had a starring role on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, and become a regular on ITV’s The Keith Lemon Sketch Show and Coming In America. Ro Rising West End actress Lucie Jones will step into the lead role of Jenna.  Jones’ numerous theatre credits include Cosette in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), Maureen Johnson in RENT (The Other Palace and national tour), Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (national tour), Holly in The Wedding Singer (national tour), Victoria in American Psycho The Musical (Almeida), Molly Jensen in Ghost: The Musical (Asian tour) and Meat in the We Will Rock You (world arena tour). London's brand-new smash hit musical comedy tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage.  Alongside Lucie Jones and Ashley Roberts as Jenna and Dawn, Waitress also stars Marisha Wallace as Becky, Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe. Waitress is booking until 4 January 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.
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Ruthie Henshall & Marisha Wallace to host Waitress Cast Album Karaoke
West End legend Ruthie Henshall and Marisha Wallace will host the next Waitress Cast Album Karaoke post-show event at the Adelphi Theatre. Audience members can sign up before the show for the chance to sing one minute of any song from Waitress – live on stage at the Adelphi and accompanied by the show’s musical director Katharine Woolley. Olivier Award winnner and five-time nominee Ruthie Henshall is known for her performances in Cabaret in the West End and on Broadway, Peggy Sue Got Married, She Loves Me, Crazy For You, Marguerite and most recently Billy Elliot The Musical. Marisha Wallace, who plays Becky in the show, recently made her West End debut playing Effie White in Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre after playing the role at the Tony winning regional theater Dallas Theater Center. Her Broadway credits include Something Rotten! and Disney’s Aladdin. Previous Waitress Cast Album Karaoke co-hosts have included Katherine McPhee and Denise Van Outen, and Heart Breakfast presenter Lucy Horobin and Jack McBrayer. The next Waitress Cast Album Karaoke post-show event will be held on 10 April 2019. The Tony-nominated musical opened to favourable reviews last month and recently extended its booking period to 19 October 2019. Waitress is based on the 2007 film written by Adrienne Shelly and follows Jenna, an expert baker and waitress who dreams of escaping her loveless marriage. The hit show features Katherine McPhee, who plays Jenna, alongside Emmy-nominee Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Laura Baldwin, Peter Hannah, David Hunter (Kinky Boots) and Shaun Prendergast. Find tickets to Waitress Waitress is currently booking until 19 October 2019 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.
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Eastenders’ Shaun Prendergast completes Waitress cast
Final casting has been announced for the West End premiere of Sara Bareilles’ Waitress with Shaun Prendergast cast in the role of Old Joe. Shaun Prendergast is known for his many tv roles including DS Holt in EastEnders, Robert Bain in Waterloo Road and Greg Doland in Emmerdale as well as frequent guest appearances in The Glee Club, The Bill, Holby City, Doctors, Coronation Street and Heartbeat. Shaun's numerous stage credits include playing MC in Terry Johnson's revival of Oh! What a Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Park Theatre) and Geordie the Musical (Customs House).  As a founding member of Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre Company, he appeared in Much Ado About Nothing (directed by Judi Dench), Twelfth Night (directed by Kenneth Branagh), and, As You Like It and Hamlet (directed by Derek Jacobi). As previously announced the lead cast includes Katharine McPhee as Jenna, Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) as Ogie, Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls) as Becky, Laura Baldwin (Eugenius!) as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl and David Hunter (Kinky Boots) as Dr Pomatter. The cast is completed by Kelly Agbowu, Piers Bate, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Michael Hamway, Stephen Leask, Chris McGuigan, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder and Charlotte Riby. Find tickets to Waitress Waitress begins performances on 8 February 2019 and is booking until to 19 October 2019 at London’s Adelphi Theatre.

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