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About Waitress

“Treat yourself to a slice of five-star musical pie” (The Times) at London’s brand-new smash hit musical comedy WAITRESS. Sensational Katharine McPhee (Scorpion, Smash) plays Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a ground breaking, female-led creative team, this “warm, witty, wise and hilarious” (Express) hit features “one of the best scores in years” (The Stage) by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Receiving standing ovations night after night, WAITRESS is “the real deal” (Independent) musical comedy “made from the finest ingredients” (Time Out). Book now and get your tickets to this “joyously life-affirming celebration of love and friendship” (Express).

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Based on the 2007 film of the same name, “Waitress” follows Jenna, an expert pie-maker who dreams of a better life. With music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, this Tony-nominated musical arrives in London in 2019.

After finding out she is unexpectedly pregnant and in an attempt to escape her loveless marriage, Jenna decides she wants to compete in a national pie-making competition to make some extra money. Her friends and colleagues, Becky and Dawn, support her decision and insist that she leaves her abusive husband Earl and escape the small American town. Matters are complicated further when she ends up falling in love with her handsome new doctor, while Earl continues his controlling ways. With a baby on the way, will she be able to turn her life around? With an all-female creative team, this empowering musical celebrates friendship, motherhood and the therapeutic power of baking.

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What To Watch For

  • When the show opened in New York, it marked the first Broadway show to have an all-female creative team. The London transfer will also make the show the first musical in West End history to have an all-female team.
  • You will smell the show before you see it! On Broadway, an oven was installed in a passageway outside the entrance to the theatre, which wafts a delicious pie smell into the venue.
  • There are at least a baker’s dozen uniquely named pies that Jenna creates during the show based on events in her own life, including Lulu’s Strawberry Dream Pie, Marshmallow Mermaid Pie, Got My Vote Rhubarb Compote Pie, and Sweet Victory Pie.
  • The film that the musical is based on was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who tragically died shortly before the film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

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Run Time

2hrs 35mins (including interval)

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Age

Recommended: 10+

Life-affirming and charming, Waitress is a treat
WhatsOnStage
Treat yourself to a slice of 5 star musical pie
The Times

Adelphi Theatre

409-412 STRAND, London, WC2R 0NS

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