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You can catch Waitress at the New Wimbledon Theatre, showing October 11 - 16, 2021

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Closed July 4, 2020

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Why See Waitress?

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If Only life were as easy as pie

Waving goodbye to Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel as they play their final performance as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter on the 14th of March.

Broadway's sweetest treat arrives, bringing its delicious confection of peppy songs, romance, and dramedy to the Adelphi Theatre this spring. Adapted from the beloved 2007 indie film by Adrienne Shelly and with an all-female creative team led by a bubbly pop score from singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, it's a life-affirming feel-good hit - the perfect thing to chase the winter cobwebs away. If you loved Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, you're certain to love Waitress!

Nominated for two Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Original Score!

Opening across the pond in 2016, the show has proved a huge hit with audiences and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2016 before heading out on a huge national tour.

What is the story of Waitress?

Suffocated by both the small Southern town where she lives, and her controlling husband Earl, Jenna longs for escape. Her only solace comes from working in the local diner, where she can practice her passion for baking. Jenna's crumbly pastries and crinkly crusts are renowned the town over, and by a stroke of luck, they might just offer her an escape route! A pie-baking contest is announced in a nearby town, with a potentially life-changing cash prize for first place. Jenna realises this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and is determined to grab it with both hands!

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Previews from: 8 February 2019

Opening night: 7 March 2019

Cast and Creative


Sara Bareilles as Jenna (through to 14 March)
Lucie Jones as Jenna (from 23 March)
Marisha Wallace as Becky
NaTasha Yvette Williams as Becky (from March 23)
Evelyn Hoskins as Dawn
Tamlyn Hendersen as Earl
Gavin Creel as Dr. Pomatter (through to 14 March)
David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter (from 23 March)
Joel Montague as Ogie
Andrew Boyer as Old Joe
Richard Taylor Woods as Cal
Rosemary Nkrumah as Nurse Norma


Adapted by Jessie Nelson
Directed by Diane Paulus
Score by Sara Bareilles
Choreography by Lorin Latarro


2020 Olivier Award Nominations

Best New Musical
Best original score or new orchestrations - Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles                            

2016 Tony awards Nominations

Best Musical Best Original Score - Sara Bareilles Best Actress in a Musical - Jessie Mueller Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Christopher Fitzgerald

2016 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Christopher Fitzgerald

What we thought

Heartfelt moving JOYFUL

The smell of baked treats wafts through the foyer of the Adelphi Theatre as Waitress becomes the best smelling show in the West End!

London is being blessed with an influx of great Broadway musicals this year. Making history in New York with an all-female creative team (with the score written by Grammy winner Sara Bareilles), Waitress has now arrived in London!

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Jane: “Feel good musical!”

Urged by my US sister-in-law to see Waitress, got my tickets last autumn... more

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