About Waitress

Whipping up a storm at the Adelphi Theatre in 2019, Waitress is one of the newest sweet surprises in the West End. With music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and nominated for four Tony Awards, the musical story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and pie maker who seeks a new start to her life. Let the treats Waitress has in store warm your heart and leave you salivating over the smell of Sweet Victory pie.


Katharine McPhee makes her West End debut as Jenna Hunterson. Rising to fame as a singer on the 2006 series of American Idol, she is best known for appearing in the hit television series Smash as Karen Cartwright alongside Megan Hilty and Christian Borle. McPhee will play her final performance in Waitress on 15th June.

Marisha Wallace stars as Becky after the role was originated on Broadway by Keala Settle. Currently starring as Effie White in Dreamgirls, she has also starred on Broadway in Something Rotten and AladdinLaura Baldwin will play Dawn, with previous stage credits including Big Fish and The Little Beasts and Eugenius at The Other Palace.

David Hunter plays Dr. Pomatter and Peter Hannah plays Earl. Jack McBrayer appears as Ogie, making his West End debut in the production.

The cast is completed by Kelly Agbowu, Piers Bate, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Michael Hamway, Peter Hannah, Stephen Leask, Chris McGuigan, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder, Shaun Prendergast and Charlotte Riby.

Lucie Jones, Ashley Roberts and Blake Harrison will join the cast from 17th June.


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What's the story?

Jenna Hunterson, waitress and expert pie baker is trapped in an unloving relationship with her husband Earl. When she learns she is pregnant, she tells her gynaecologist Dr Jim Pomatter that she does not want the child. Wanting to leave Earl after a big argument, Jenna reveals to co-workers Dawn and Becky that she plans on entering the pie contest and using the winnings to leave Earl and start a new life afresh.


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Waitress Performance Dates & Times

You can book from 16-Jun-2019 to 19-Oct-2019.

Running time

  • 19:30
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Facts & Figures

The creatives behind Waitress were the first ever all-female team on Broadway, and when the show gets its London premiere in 2019, it will be the first all-female creative team in the West End.

During the Broadway production, pies are baked before the show for an authentic diner aroma. The theatre is scented by baking fresh pies with a lot of cinnamon in order for the aroma to waft around.

Waitress Soundtrack Playlist

Adelphi Theatre

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Where is Waitress?

409-412 Strand London WC2R 0NS
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (4mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Strand) 23, 139, 176, N6, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross the street where possible and go right (approx. 150 metres). The theatre is on your left.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible