Waitress

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Booking until 4 January 2020
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
The Adelphi Theatre serves up the official UK premiere of Waitress. This smash-hit musical, currently running for a third year on Broadway, is based on the film by Adrienne Shelley. The show has garnered die-hard fans all over the world thanks to its beautiful soundtrack and unforgettable characters.

Waitress follows Jenna, a top-notch pie maker trapped in a loveless marriage. Her prospects seem about to change when she learns of a baking contest in another county and meets the town’s new doctor. But does Jenna have the courage and resilience to grasp happiness? A celebration, of true friendship, motherhood and – of course – pies, this show has all the right ingredients.

Following its Broadway opening, Waitress received a glittering host of nominations for four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, two Drama League Awards, six Drama Desk Nominations and four Tony Award Nominations.

From 17 June 2019, Lucie Jones (Legally Blonde, RENT) plays Jenna alongside Ashley Roberts (Pussycat Dolls) as Dawn and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) as Ogie. Laura Baldwin will return to the role of Dawn at the end of the summer. They are joined by Marisha Wallace as Becky, Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter, and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe.

The London show boasts an all-female creative team, the first such instance in any West End musical. It features a book by Jessie Nelson, the prolific American film producer, director, and writer. The music and lyrics have been written by six-time Grammy Award-nominee Sara Bareilles. Choreography is courtesy of Lorin Latarro, whose credits include Waiting For Godot and Curious Incident Of The Dog in The Night-Time. Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus directs.

The production also features a partnership with the Theatre Cafe, baking three varieties of pies which will be sold to the audiences during the interval - yum!

Child Friendly?

The age recommendation for Waitress is 13+, due to adult themes.

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