Waitress tickets are a treat for Sara Bareilles fans as she adapts this acclaimed film for the stage
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.
Sara Bareilles joined the Adelphi Theatre cast to play Jenna in January. She was joined by Gavin Creel, reprising his Broadway role of Dr. Pomatter. The duo will leave the company on 14th March 2020.
Additional casting includes: Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie, Assassins) as Dawn, Joel Montague (Falsettos, School of Rock) as Ogie, Tamlyn Henderson (Mamma Mia) as Earl, Andrew Boyer (Of Mice and Men) as Old Joe, and Richard Taylor Woods (9 to 5, Motown) as Cal.
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 that will be sold to the audiences during the interval – yum!
The age recommendation for Waitress is 13+, due to adult themes.