‘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.”

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.

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