The show had already extended it’s booking to 19 October due to popular demand ahead of the show’s London premiere at London’s Adelphi Theatre. After attending opening night… it’s no surprise to see why.
So I entered this musical with high expectations, I’m a fan of the original film and the musical soundtrack has been playing non-stop in my house since before Christmas. It’s been my no 1. must see show in 2019. Especially as Smash star Katharine McPhee plays the lead role of Jenna opposite 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer, Laura Baldwin, Peter Hannah, David Hunter and Marisha Wallace.
The show focuses on Jenna, ‘a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My EggsPie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new— show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness’.
Katherine Mcphee’s version of ‘She Used To Be Mine’ brought some audience members to tears. One particular girl behind me was sobbing uncontrollably but it was Marisha Wallace’s version of ‘I Didn’t Plan It’ that had audience member’s getting out of their seats and standing up to applause in the middle of the show.
Go see Waitress: The Musical now! It’s seriously as easy a choice to make as ‘Sugar, Butter, Flour!’
The Adelphi Theatre The Strand,
London WC2R 0NS
Performances from Friday 8 February Opening night: Thursday 7 March
Monday – Saturday evenings at 7.30pm Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
24 Hour Telephone Booking line: 020 7087 7753
Day seats are available to purchase in person from the theatre box office from 10am for £25. Mon- Weds performances from Monday 11 February. Subject to availability and at the box office’sdiscretion.
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Written by Tegan
Photos by Johan Persson