The hit West End and Broadway musical, ‘Waitress’ is preparing to bake up a storm this month in Scotland, running at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre (Tues 12th – Sat 16th April) and the Edinburgh Playhouse (Tues 19th – Sat 23rd April).
‘Waitress’ is based on the 2007 movie written by Adrienne Shelly. Music and lyrics are written by Grammy award-winning, singer-songwriter sensation Sara Bareilles, who appeared on the Graham Norton TV show, performing the hit song from the show ‘She Used To Be Mine’. With a book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro, Waitress has garnered multiple awards and nominations in both America and the UK, receiving acclaim from both audiences and critics alike.
‘Waitress’ tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This beautiful musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Chelsea Halfpenny stars as Jenna, with Wendy Mae Brown as Becky, Evelyn Hoskins as Dawn and Busted frontman Matt Willis as Dr Pomatter. The production also features George Crawford as ‘Ogie’, Michael Starke as ‘Joe’ Tamlyn Henderson as ‘Earl’ and Christopher D. Hunt as ‘Cal’. The company also includes Monique Ashe-Palmer, Amelia Atherton, Donal Brennan, Aimée Fisher, Scarlet Gabriel, Nathanael Landskroner, Charlie Martin, Liam McHugh, Olivia Mitchell, Ben Morris and Brian Roland.
Tickets for the run at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre (Tues 12th – Sat 16th April) are available here:
Tickets for the run at the Edinburgh Playhouse (Tues 19th – Sat 23rd April) are available here: