Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly‘s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
Sara Bareilles: “I cannot contain my excitement that we will be bringing Waitress to the West End!! This is a dream come true! And I must say, to be hosted in a theatre co-owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Nederlander Group makes this very sweet moment even sweeter. We are so proud of this beautiful show, and can’t wait to share the story of Jenna with a whole new audience and welcome them into the world of Waitress with open arms and plenty of pie.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber: who co-owns the Adelphi Theatre with the Nederlander Group, said: “I am a massive fan of Sara Bareilles both as a writer and a performer. I’m thrilled that she has earned an Emmy nomination for her performance as Mary Magdalene in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live earlier this year and absolutely delighted that Waitress is to be seen in the West End.”
October 19, 2019
Ashley Roberts (Strictly Come Dancing 2018 finalist, The Pussycat Dolls) and Lucie Jones (Rent, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde) are joining the cast of Waitress from Monday 17 June in the roles of Dawn and Jenna respectively.
LUCIE JONES ,MARISHA
WALLACE, ASHLEY ROBERTS DAVID HUNTER ,PETER HANNAH ,SHAUN PRENDERGAST ,STEPHEN LEASK ,BLAKE HARRISON ,KELLY AGBOWU,PIERS BATE,NICOLE RAQUEL DENNIS,CHRIS McGUIGAN
Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.