Waitress will take its final bow at the West End's Adelphi Theatre on 4 July 2020

NEWS: Waitress closes at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre 4 July ahead of UK tour

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The producers of Waitress have announced the show’s final West End extension at the Adelphi Theatre. Having previously been booking through to the end of March, the multi-award-winning Broadway transfer is now taking bookings until 4 July 2020, when it will close at the Adelphi ahead of a UK wide tour and planned West End return.

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Following the West End, the production will embark on a UK-wide tour which will take in Manchester, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Plymouth, Dartford, Eastbourne, Liverpool, Woking, Stoke, Ipswich, Aberdeen, Bristol, Canterbury, Dublin, Nottingham, Cardiff, Truro, Llandudno, Leeds, Hull, Southend, Wolverhampton, Oxford, Edinburgh, Southampton, Northampton, Crawley, Sunderland, Wimbledon, Bromley and Sheffield. Full dates and details of the tour will be announced soon.

Waitress officially opened at the Adelphi Theatre on 7 March 2019. In addition to London, the musical is now playing on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater until 5 January 2020, on a North American tour, and will open in Australia and Holland in 2020, and Japan in 2021.

The show’s producers are also in talks with over 20 international markets about future productions. The US tour is approaching two years on the road, currently extended to continue into 2021.

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 American musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne ShellyWaitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

The show’s seven-time Grammy Award-nominated composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles will play Jenna in London opposite Broadway’s Gavin Creel of Dr Pomatter from 27 January to 7 March 2020

On its Broadway opening, Waitress was nominated for four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; two Drama League Award Nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical; six Drama Desk Nominations, including Outstanding Musical; and four Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical. It is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick.

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