Based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film, Waitress is the sumptuous story of Jenna, a pie-maker who longs to escape her small town and loveless marriage. When a baking contest arises nearby, she is presented with the perfect opportunity. That is, until she finds out that she is no longer baking for one…
With songs such as “Bad Idea”, “It Only Takes a Taste”, “You Matter to Me” and “She Used to Be Mine”, this emotional, heart-warming and endearingly funny musical features music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, who is the popular writer of songs such as “Love Song” and “Brave”.
Broadway star Jessie Mueller originally starred as Jenna, with a cast including Drew Gehling, Kimiko Glenn, Keala Settle and award-winner Christopher Fitzgerald. Since then, various stars have taken on the lead role, including Katherine McPhee, Betsy Wolfe and Sara Bareilles herself.
For The West End run, Katharine McPhee (American Idol, Waitress on Broadway,
Katharine McPhee's final performance as Jenna is scheduled for 15 June 2019. From 17 June, Lucie Jones (Legally Blonde, American Psycho) will take on the role of Jenna, with former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts stepping in as Dawn.
With a book by Jessie Nelson, the production is billed to be the first West End musical to feature an all-female creative team, with direction by Diane Paulus (Pippin) and choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses).
Nominated for multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Waitress is the divine musical about love, loss and passion. Receiving its UK premiere at the Adelphi Theatre, the show runs from 8 February 2019, with a press night on 7 March 2019.
Recommended forThose who have always wanted to see the Broadway show now have a chance to catch it in the West End! A must-see for all musical lovers, Waitress is guaranteed to capture the imaginations of all theatregoers.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+
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Dates and times
Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)
Opened: 08 Feb 2019
Press night: 07 Mar 2019
Booking from: 27 May 2019
Booking until: 19 Oct 2019
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London, WC2R 0NS
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When baker and waitress Jenna finds herself pregnant, the regrets of her life become a catalyst for a transformation in confidence... More
Having booked Waitress months in advance, I was very excited to see it (and having started to listening to the cast recording way before... More
I really enjoyed this show and it had a real mix of comedy and serious content - I particularly love how there are principal characters... More
From the very second you step into the theatre you’re immersed in the show, the idea of the whole theatre smelling of pie is such a... More
I had been looking forward to seeing this show for so so long after hearing the broadway soundtrack and not being able to get over... More
Waitress the musical brought to life by a ‘Female led creative’ and written by the ever so talented Sara Bareilles doesn’t disappoint.... More
It only took a taste and I wanted the whole thing! Beautiful! I loved all the songs before going to see the show but seeing it was... More
On paper this show seems like it would be a tad too bland and twee, but it has so much more energy than I had initially anticipated.... More