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.