Adelphi Theatre

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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Waitress

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4.6/5 - based on 125 reviews
  • Booking until: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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About Waitress

Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 10+

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Waitress description

Waitress the musical has been a long time coming to Britain. You're going to love this thoroughly modern story. Keep your eyes open for the latest news and make a note to grab yourself some tickets. It'll rock your world.

What's the plot? The musical weaves the tale of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and pie chef who lives in the USA's deep south. She's mired in an abusive relationship with Earl, her husband. When she finds herself accidentally pregnant she is horrified, and starts an affair with her gynaecologist Dr. Jim Pomatter. Life gets more and more complicated and it feels like there's no way out... or is there? When a pie contest with a grand prize takes place, will it provide Jenna with a chance to escape?

The original production of this fascinating story premiered at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, in late summer 2015. It was directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Chase Brock, starring Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, and Joe Tippett as Jenna, Jim, and Earl. It proved such a hit that it transferred to Broadway's glittering Brooks Atkinson theater less than a year later. The US tour kicked off in October 2017. Now the word on the street is that Waitress will ultimately transfer to London's theatreland, maybe after its run in Australia.

The original indie film cost a humble $1.5 million to make but coined an awesome $23 million-plus at the box office worldwide. It starred Keri Russell. The writer and director Adrienne Shelly was tragically murdered three months before the premier. After 2013's Tony Awards, the husband and wife production team Barry and Fran Weissler announced a musical version of the film. A workshop took place in New York City at the same time as the musical premiered, and the late Adrienne Shelly's husband provided some of her unfinished scripts to help the team bring her voice back to the project.

The original score for Waitress features a six-person orchestra - keyboard, piano, cello, guitar, bass and drums. And as Sara Bareilles herself says, she'd love to come to London with the show. In her words, from Twitter, “We are hopeful for a home very soon! London is so high on our wish list... we just need a theater! (turns out it's very useful for a show) It's not because we don't want to be there! I promise!!”

Who is this show for?
The age limit is 10+

Next Performances for Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
tomorrow18th Jun 2019 7:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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Wednesday19th Jun 2019 2:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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Wednesday19th Jun 2019 7:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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Thursday20th Jun 2019 7:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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Friday21st Jun 2019 7:30pm

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Waitress reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 125 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
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Recommended for:

Anyone (60%)
Families (62%)
Teenagers (78%)
Couples (88%)
Theatregoers (93%)
Latest customer reviews
Kate
Just the best!!

Loved every minute of it. Katherine McPhee was just sensational

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Nigel
Good quality entertainment.

Reviewed on 08 June 2019 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

James
Spectacular

Reviewed on 08 June 2019 by , Wokingham, United Kingdom

Sally
Heartwarming, poignant, hilarious and brilliant

Reviewed on 08 June 2019 by , High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Helen
Unclear storyline

Sorry. Not for me. Main problem was, the sound. I couldn’t hear what was being said. Men were ok and black lady. Main character (sorry forgot names) and small white waitress (especially) talked too quietly or too fast. Took half an hour to work out what was going out n and didn’t follow the ending which was poor. Did she win the pie competition,did she even enter? But did I care? No

Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by , Potters Bar, United Kingdom

Donna

Brill show simply amazing

Reviewed on 05 June 2019 by , Slough, United Kingdom

Ana Laura
Poor stoy

This is a very common, personal, average story of a girl with personal problems. The acting is fine. The music is too loud, so you can't hear the voices (except the frind's who sings loud and clear). The scenography is hte best in it. They keep talking of a competition that never takes place and they solved the problem with a "fairy godmother". If you have something else to see, go for that

Reviewed on 05 June 2019 by , Eagle Pass, United States Of America

Giedre
Good show

It was a good show but if I knew before hand that it was about her getting knocked up and not about an actual waitress show I wasn’t gonna and watch it. The show overall was satisfying.

Reviewed on 04 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Victoria
Brilliant

My daughter has been desparate to see this show since it opened as she is a massive fan of Katharine. I didn't know what the show was even about but wow I loved every minute of it. Quite a fast paced story with laughs and at one point Katharine had me in tears with She Used to be Mine. Brilliant rest of cast.

Reviewed on 03 June 2019 by , Sherborne, United Kingdom

Peter
Rather enjoyed

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by , Yarrawonga, Australia

Liam
A solid good musical!!

A fantastic musical! The right amount of comedy and the right amount of singing. The singing was great!

Reviewed on 31 May 2019 by , St Neots, Cambs, United Kingdom

nicola
Nice story with humour

Enjoyable drama. Pleasant theatre too.

Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by , Eye, United Kingdom

Edward
Brilliant show!

Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by , Liphook, United Kingdom

Rhoda
Amazing!!!

Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by , Welling, United Kingdom

Anne Catrine
Great sound, was in the back of the stalla.

Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by , Gävle, Sweden

ANTHONY
Excellent

Reviewed on 29 May 2019 by , Derby, United Kingdom

Jennifer
Be sure to grab your slice of Waitress Pie!

I didn’t really know much about the show, I’d only seen some bits pop up on social media. But after listening to the soundtrack I had to watch it. The show was hilarious from start to finish. The cast were incredible and the standing ovation was well deserved. Would definitely watch again

Reviewed on 28 May 2019 by , Ashton-under-lyne, United Kingdom

Carolyn
Charming and uplifting.

I loved the show. Kat is so natural and such a beautiful actress. A very talented cast.

Reviewed on 27 May 2019 by , Sandton, South Africa

Nigel
Good entertainment

Very good evening, great singing by the lead and funnier than I was expecting.

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Kate
A fun show if a touch uneven

Reviewed on 23 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Chrissie
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by , Westerham, United Kingdom

Grace
A fun night out!

A feel good show, lots of laughs and fun music. Excellent performance by Katherine McPhee!

Reviewed on 21 May 2019 by , Orpington, United Kingdom

Judith

Excellent show., Great story line and well performed. Singing was incredible x

Reviewed on 21 May 2019 by , High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Madalena
A must see!

Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by , Mitcham, United Kingdom

Kantilal
Entertaining

Appreciated free upgrade from row M to D, very welcome

Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

florence
Amazing show! Katherine Mc Phee is stunning.

Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by , Windsor, United Kingdom

Rachael
Incredible!

Absolutely incredible whirl wind of emotions! One of the best shows we have seen in a while

Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by , Redditch, United Kingdom

Rick
Colorful, good ending did not give into the emotions vs reality

Reviewed on 10 May 2019 by , Santa Ana, United States Of America

Joanna
Energetic, well choreographed.

Excellent singing voices. Great movement & excellent acting. Need to be closer to the stage to hear all the words. I was in Row U - back of the stalls. I found the dipsy waitress' voice too high pitched, American accent and couldn't hear her words at all. That was such a pity as her acting was great! Missed a lot of the black waitress words. I could decipher the words when the leading lady was talking, but not many when she was singing. Hard to hear the words of the songs - also in the first half at times the music & drumming drowned out the singers. I could hear the old man's words OK.

Reviewed on 10 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Andrew
Misled by reviews

Infantile rubbish, much too loud, couldn't understand the dialogue(miked-up broad American accent). Left at the interval.

Reviewed on 08 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Kenneth
A fun night with the Waitresses

Reviewed on 08 May 2019 by , Tucson, United States Of America

Renato
Excellent!!! A must see.

It’ll make you laugh and it’ll move you. Don’t miss it.

Reviewed on 06 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

DIANE
Its fabulous

Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by , Watford, United Kingdom

Gemma
Amazing night out phenomenal show loved every minute

Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Lucy
Excellent from start to finish

Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by , Chandlers Ford, United Kingdom

Susan
Glorious

Been a fan of Katherine McPhee’s fo years and she did not disappoint. The whole ensemble was terrific.

Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by , Ottawa, Canada

Susan
Fun with Pathos

Great energy from all performers and attention to detail in production. Great singing voices from principals without exception. Often couldn’t hear the dialogue. Songs were not memorable, although I’d heard them all before at least once. Some audience members at the back centre of stalls were annoying and clearly knew the show well - shrieking loudly at the amusing bits. Good show all round despite these few annoyances.

Reviewed on 03 May 2019 by , Redhill, United Kingdom

Cynthia

EXCELLENT!!!!

Reviewed on 30 April 2019 by , Buenos Aires, Argentina

Terri
I CRIED THREE TIMES

As a theatre degree student, it was refreshing to see such a well thought out and emotional piece up on that stage. The right amount of humour and sentiment all the way throughout.

Reviewed on 30 April 2019 by , Romford, United Kingdom

Kate
Colorful and friendly

Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by , Melbourne, Australia

Karen
Amazing musical

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by , Beds, United Kingdom

Elizabeth
Fun show with a great female lead

Lovely show. Fun and emotional. Female lead (Jenna) and Sidekick Becky were great. Would recommend

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by , Irthlingborough, United Kingdom

Stuart
Feel good musical...

A charming musical with great acting & plenty to be amused with, but prepare for some emotional scenes also. Bring a few tissues!

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by , Gross-umstadt, Germany

Lubomir
Amazing

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by , Wembley, United Kingdom

Lisa
fun

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the show, very funny

Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by , Dartford, United Kingdom

Tracey
Loved it!!

Reviewed on 24 April 2019 by , Sacramento, United States Of America

Paul
Worth getting a reservation for

Good fun well performed musical-good enough to blow away the Brexit blues! Ie very good. Recommended!

Reviewed on 24 April 2019 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lynne

Great fun

Reviewed on 17 April 2019 by , Pinner, United Kingdom

Phil
Funny and great singing

Seats in stalls were great, show was funny and singing was spot on would recommend to couples

Reviewed on 14 April 2019 by , Hullbridge, United Kingdom

Noelle
Waitress A Brilliant show

Waitress an energetic entertaining and fabulous show. Cast were amazing and the whole setting was superb

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by , Dublin, Ireland

Kayleigh
Fabulous service

Waitress was absolutely fantastic. I laughed and cried absolutely amazing!!

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by , Wakefield, United Kingdom

Kayleigh
Fantastic and funny

Such a good show so funny and pulled on your heart strings

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by , Romford, United Kingdom

Sean
Fab

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by , Market Harborough, United Kingdom

Joan
Colourful

This was a very poor show, extremly over acted, poor story line and not fit for younger veiwers (namely my daugther asking me what spotting was). The doctor in the storyline taking advantage of a vulnerable pregnant lady it made me feel a bit unwell to watch. I would not recommend to anyone. We left the show at the interval I could not bring myself to watch it any longer.

Reviewed on 11 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

harper
lit

Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by , Austin, United States Of America

Grace
Amazing

Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Ana
Amazing new show that you cannot miss!!

Reviewed on 08 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Paul
Faboulous

The show was excellent. Upper circle was draught. Think air con Was switched on.

Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Jane
Mid week theatre trip

What a fun show. Fabulous cast.

Reviewed on 26 March 2019 by , High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Demetra
Great story

Reviewed on 23 March 2019 by , Nicosia, Cyprus

ilana
wonderful

Reviewed on 21 March 2019 by , Rehovot, Israel

Laura

Great!

Reviewed on 19 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Violeta
Such a shame

The story, the music, the characters, the costumes... everything's really good, so it's such a shame that Katharine McPhee plays the main role. I've never seen such an inexpresive actress. She sings really well but I can't stand She used to be mine sung in such a neutral way. It's a pity!

Reviewed on 19 March 2019 by , Valencia, Spain

Nia
Pie is good!

Great show with an amazing cast, some swearing so not for littlest ones but inspiring story line.

Reviewed on 16 March 2019 by , Newport, United Kingdom

Julie
Great family fun

Reviewed on 14 March 2019 by , Hilton Head Island, United States Of America

Shauna
Amazing

AMAZING!!!

Reviewed on 10 March 2019 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Mark

Excellent! Loved every minute!!

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by , Harlow, United Kingdom

Deena
Recommended

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Agnieszka
Emotional rollercoaster!!!

Reviewed on 07 March 2019 by , High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Gabriele
Nice songs

Reviewed on 06 March 2019 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Rhys
Beautiful show! Light on story!

The cast were amazing! The voices on the three waitresses were incredible! Their close harmonies were fantastic! I didn't know that Jack McBrayer from 30 Rock would be in it! He was hilarious as always! Unfortunately the plot just wraps up very abruptly! There's something they spend the whole show building up to that never happens! The main character's ending comes far too easily! Also found it difficult to understand the actors sometimes, due to their thick bible belt accents! Despite these negative comments, it was a truly wonderful show!

Reviewed on 05 March 2019 by , Beddington, United Kingdom

James
Very Good

Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by , Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Charlotte
Emotional - bring the tissues!

Reviewed on 01 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Caroline
Fabulous show

Reviewed on 22 February 2019 by , Jupiter, United States Of America

Naomi
Incredible

Brilliant show with fantastic singers and performers!

Reviewed on 22 February 2019 by , Bradford, United Kingdom

Eimear
Waitress is a must see!!

Reviewed on 20 February 2019 by , Brighton, United Kingdom

JENNIFER
Fun like the film

A solid show. Cast were great. For me though the music was not hum-able or memorable. Shame. Still a witty show.

Reviewed on 19 February 2019 by , Winnipeg, Canada

Alice
Perfect show

Reviewed on 16 February 2019 by , Newbury, United Kingdom

henri

Must see show.

Reviewed on 10 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

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2019
Phil Willmott

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