Waitress
Waitress
Waitress
Waitress
Waitress

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Adelphi Theatre, London
Waitress
Adelphi Theatre, London
Romantic musical comedy from Broadway
Our Review 4 / 5
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Hit Broadway musical Waitress has transferred to London's Adelphi Theatre, with Waitress tickets now on sale. Featuring an original score by acclaimed singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles the musical is based on the motion picture of the same name written by Adrienne Shelley. After opening on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 24 April 2016, the uplifting musical has impressed audiences in America and is received its London premiere in March 2019. 

Waitress the Musical began previews in London at the Adelphi from 8th February 2019, with an official opening night on 6th March 2019.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress who is in an unhappy marriage to her husband Earl. When she unexpectedly discovers she is pregnant, she starts an affair with her gynaecologist and begins to look for ways out of her abusive relationship, embracing her unique pie-making skills as a chance for a new life.

Waitress tickets for the London production of the musical are on sale now. 

The musical premiered at the American Repertory Theater (ART) in Cambridge, Massachusetts in summer 2015. Featuring direction by Diane Paulus and choreography by Chase Brock, the production starred Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller who led the cast at the Broadway opening. The production opened on Broadway in March 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it is currently running. 

Based on the 2007 indie film Waitress which was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, the stage rights for the show were purchased shortly after its release. Five-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles released a studio album called What's Inside: Songs from Waitress, featuring music from the show which debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200. The musical features an original score of songs by Bareilles, written in her light country-rock style performed each evening by a live on-stage band.

Waitress was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Original Score, Best Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Jessie Mueller. The production began its first US National tour in October 2018.

Tickets for Waitress in London are on sale now. 

Waitress London Cast

The original cast of Waitress starred Katharine McPhee as Jenna Hunterson in Waitress, making her West End debut after playing Jenna on Broadway, as well as starring in NBC's Smash. McPhee was joined by a cast including Marisha Wallace as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, with Peter Hannah as Earl and David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter.  

Waitress Soundtrack

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.

Previews from |
8th February 2019
Opening date |
7th March 2019
Booking from |
13th December 2019
Available until |
28th March 2020
Closes |
4th July 2020
Run time |
2 hours 30 minutes
Suitable for ages 10+
By:
Book by Jessie Nelson, Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles, Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelley
Director:
Diane Paulus
Songs by:
Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Lighting:
Christopher Akerlind
Sound:
Jonathan Deans
Design:
Scott Pask
Choreography:
Lorin Latarro
Costume:
Suttirat Larlarb
Cast list:
Lucie Jones (Jenna Hunterson), Joel Montague (Ogie), Sandra Marvin (Becky), Hannah Tointon (Dawn), Tamlyn Henderson (Earl), David Hunter (Dr. Pomatter), Andrew Boyer (Old Joe), Richard Taylor Woods (Cal), Rosemary Nkrumah (Nurse Norma), Piers Bate, Cindy Belliot, Ben Morris, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder, Matthew Rowland, Laura Selwood, Lucia De Wan, Mark Willshire, Madison Worley, Sara Bareilles (as Jenna from 27th January to 7th March), Gavin Creel (as Dr Pomatter from 27th January to 7th March)

Adelphi Theatre Venue Information

Address:
Adelphi Theatre, 409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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Our Review of Waitress

4/5

Waitress opened on Broadway in the same 2015/16 season as Hamilton - so, hardly surprisingly, lost out in the Tony Awards race, including for best musical and best original score. Yet, nearly three years on from its premiere there, it is still running - a block away from Hamilton (and the only shows from that season still be doing so). Read more

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Waitress to close at the Adelphi Theatre in 2020
Thursday, 21 November, 2019, 14:40
The West End production of Waitress will close at the Adelphi Theatre next year. After the musical’s official opening on 7th March 2019, Waitress will play its final performance on 4th July 2020. Based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 movie of the same name, Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, whose pie-making hobby sees her enter a competition to win a large cash prize to start a new life. The musical features an original score by Sara Bareilles, who will make her...
Joel Montague
Joel Montague to join West End cast of Waitress
Tuesday, 19 November, 2019, 12:17
Actor Joel Montague is set to join the West End cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, where he will play the role of Ogie in Sara Bareilles’ musical. Montague, who has just starred in the musical Falsettos at The Other Palace, will takeover from YouTuber Joe Sugg in the musical from 2nd December. His previous theatre credits also include School of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Guys and Dolls, and Funny Girl. He will join the cast that currently stars Lucie...
Sara Bareilles
Waitress composer Sara Bareilles to make West End debut as Jenna
Monday, 04 November, 2019, 11:41
Sara Bareilles will star in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre next year as Jenna Hunterson, marking her West End debut in a musical that features an original, Tony Award-nominated score written by herself.  She will be joined by Gavin Creel, who will return to the West End for the first time in seven years to play Dr. Pomatter.  The pair will star in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre for performances from 27th January to 7th March 2020....
Hannah Tointon
Hannah Tointon joins West End cast of Waitress
Wednesday, 23 October, 2019, 16:40
Hannah Tointon will take over the role of Dawn in the West End production of Waitress as original cast member Laura Baldwin is set to leave the show, which runs at the Adelphi Theatre. Tointon, known for her on-screen roles in The Inbetweeners, Hollyoaks and Mr Selfridge, will join the company on 2nd December taking over from Baldwin, who will play her final performance on 30th January. It has also been announced that Lucie Jones has extended her run in the musical...
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Sandra Marvin to join the cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Tuesday, 08 October, 2019, 15:09
Sandra Marvin It has been announced that Sandra Marvin will join the cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre later this month, taking over the role of Becky. Marisha Wallace will play her final performance in Waitress on 10th October, with Marvin assuming the role of Becky from 17th October.  Marvin’s West End credits include Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre and Showboat at the New London Theatre (now named Gillian Lynne Theatre). Further musical...
Waitress the Musical
Extended booking period for Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre to March 2020
Monday, 23 September, 2019, 14:11
It has been announced that Waitress will play for an extended booking period at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now scheduled through to 28th March 2020. Following Jenna Hunterson as she learns of her unexpected pregnancy, the small-town waitress enters a pie-making competition to win a cash prize and begin a new life. The musical features an original soundtrack by Sara Bareilles, with songs including ‘What Baking Can Do’ and ‘She Used To Be Mine’. The...
Waitress
Joe Sugg to make West End debut in Waitress tonight
Monday, 09 September, 2019, 11:20
YouTuber and 2018 Strictly Come Dancing contestant Joe Sugg will join the West End company of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre tonight, making his West End debut. Best known for creating YouTube video, Sugg has amassed over 8 million subscribers as well as a Netflix travel series with fellow YouTuber Caspar Lee. Sugg will take over the role of Ogie from Blake Harrison, who played his final performance on 7th September. Alongside Joe Sugg as Ogie, Tamlyn Henderson will...
Tamlyn Henderson to take over as Earl in Waitress the Musical
Wednesday, 28 August, 2019
Actor Tamlyn Henderson is set to take over the role of Earl in the West End musical Waitress from 9th September, it has been announced. Original West End cast member Peter Hannah will play his final performance at the Adelphi Theatre in the role on 7th September, before being replaced by Henderson, who has previously appeared in the UK touring production of Mamma Mia, as well as Australian productions of The Sound of Music and Les Miserables. It has also been...
Joe Sugg
Joe Sugg to make stage acting debut as Ogie in Waitress in the West End
Tuesday, 20 August, 2019
YouTuber and Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Joe Sugg is set to make his acting debut in the West End production of Waitress next month. Sugg, who has over 8 million subscribers on the online video platform, will play the role of Ogie, currently played by Blake Harrison, from 9th September. Harrison, who is best known for playing Neil in The Inbetweeners and also made his West End debut in the show, will play his final performance on 7th September. Sugg first found...
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Andrew Boyer to join the cast of Waitress the Musical in the West End
Thursday, 08 August, 2019
Andrew Boyer is set to join the West End cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, as original cast member Shaun Prendergast leaves the show. Boyer, who will play Old Joe – the owner of the diner Jenna works at – is known for his appearances in the TV show Law and Order, as well as UK touring productions of Of Mice and Men and Shawshank Redemption. He will take over the role after Prendergast plays his final performance at the Adelphi Theatre this Saturday,...
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Waitress extends booking period at the Adelphi Theatre to December 2019
Tuesday, 18 June, 2019
Waitress will play for an extended booking period at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now available through to 7th December, it has been announced. Opening at the Adelphi earlier this year, Waitress follows the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and pie-maker who enters a competition to win a cash prize and start a new life. With an original score by Sara Bareilles, the soundtrack features songs including ‘She Used to be Mine’ and ‘Bad Idea’. Waitress...
Waitress' Lucie Jones, Ashley Roberts and Marisha Wallace: 'We’ve got a unique sisterhood quality'
Wednesday, 05 June, 2019
Following the announcement that Lucie Jones and Ashley Roberts will be joining the cast of Waitress as Jenna and Dawn respectively, we spoke to the pair about their upcoming West End performances. We also chatted to Marisha Wallace, who currently plays Becky in the production about the cast relationships on and off-stage, as well as introducing a British leading lady to the production. Opening at the Adelphi earlier this year, Waitress follows Jenna Hunterson, a young...
Blake Harrison
Blake Harrison to join cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Friday, 31 May, 2019
It has been announced that Blake Harrison will take over the role of Ogie in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre next month. Best known for playing Neil Sutherland in The Inbetweeners from 2008-2010 and subsequent film spinoffs, Harrison’s theatre credits include The End of the Pier at the Park Theatre in 2018 and Step 9 (of 12) at Trafalgar Studios. Further performing credits include A Very English Scandal for the BBC. Harrison will join the cast of Waitress from 17th...
Katharine McPhee & Shoshana Bean
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Katharine McPhee & Shoshana Bean
Friday, 24 May, 2019
"What's Inside" this month's edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond, you ask? Well, we've decided to serve up a slice of mouth-watering, transatlantic pie to celebrate the two current leading ladies of the West End and Broadway productions of the hit musical Waitress! Ever since the story of Jenna - a talented pie-maker, stuck in a dead-end waitressing job and a loveless, abusive marriage - crossed the pond and began performances at London's Adelphi Theatre...
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Lucie Jones and Ashley Roberts to join cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Tuesday, 21 May, 2019
It has been announced that Lucie Jones and Ashley Roberts will join the cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. Jones will take over the role of Jenna from Katharine McPhee. After competing on The X Factor in 2009, Jones has enjoyed a decade-long theatre career, playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Emma in Ghost the Musical and Cosette in Les Miserables. In 2017, she sang for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Never Give Up on You”, placing...
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee to leave West End production of Waitress in June
Friday, 05 April, 2019
It has been announced that Katharine McPhee will play the role of Jenna Hunterson in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre with a final performance in June. McPhee originated the role of Jenna in the show's West End premiere, which began previews on 8th February before an opening night on 7th March. Waitress marks McPhee's West End debut, reprising her performance as Jenna from the Broadway production in 2018.   Katharine McPhee will star in Waitress until 15th...
Waitress extends booking period
Waitress extends booking period at the Adelphi Theatre
Friday, 08 February, 2019
Ahead of its first preview, it has been announced that Waitress will extend its booking period at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now available until 19th October. Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a small-town waitress who bakes pies in her spare time. When she learns of a nearby pie-making competition, Jenna enters in the hopes of winning a large cash prize to support her and her soon-to-be-born child. Katharine McPhee and Jack McBrayer will make...
Jack McBrayer
Jack McBrayer to play Ogie in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Friday, 21 December, 2018
Jack McBrayer has been announced in the West End cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, where he will make his West End debut in the role of Ogie. McBrayer is best known for starring in 30 Rock from 2006 to 2013 alongside Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. He also provides the voice of Fix-It Felix for Wreck-it Ralph, as well as lending his voice to animated characters in Despicable Me...
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Waitress to host two cast album karaoke nights at the Adelphi Theatre
Thursday, 13 December, 2018
Waitress has announced it will be hosting two "cast album karaoke" nights, inviting audience members to sing on stage at the Adelphi Theatre after a performance of the musical. On Tuesday 19th February and Monday 18th March, audience members can sign up before the performance to sing one minute of their favourite Waitress tune on stage, accompanied by musical director Katharine Woolley after the show.  Tickets for these performances can be...
Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Broadway musical Waitress to get West End premiere next spring
Tuesday, 21 August, 2018
Sara Bareilles’ Broadway musical Waitress is set to get its West End premiere when it opens at the Adelphi Theatre next spring. Based on the 2007 film written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress opened in New York at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theater. It follows the story of a pie-maker called Jenna who longs for a way to escape her loveless marriage, when a baking contest in a nearby town presents her with the perfect opportunity. Waitress will run at the...
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