Adelphi Theatre

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Waitress

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4.6/5 - based on 356 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 28 March 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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About Waitress

Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 10+

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 28 March 2020
  • 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
today19th Nov 2019 7:30pm

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tomorrow20th Nov 2019 2:30pm

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tomorrow20th Nov 2019 7:30pm

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Thursday21st Nov 2019 7:30pm

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Friday22nd Nov 2019 7:30pm

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Waitress reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 356 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (56%)
Families (58%)
Teenagers (80%)
Couples (89%)
Theatregoers (90%)
Latest customer reviews
Karin
Cute. Mostly for weman

Reviewed on 16 November 2019 by , Na, Israel

Jane
Great evening out

On the whole the show was great. On a personal basis I had a bit of an issue with the morality of the doctor and how he treated his wife

Reviewed on 16 November 2019 by , Harrow, United Kingdom

June
Well acted and excellent singing - disappointingly slow

Really well sung and acted, disappointing storyline with no real showstopper moments - meanders through a domestic abuse story with no real highlights

Reviewed on 13 November 2019 by , Harlow, United Kingdom

Barry
Waitress was Wonderful!

Reviewed on 13 November 2019 by , Ashford, United Kingdom

Melody
Emotional show, loved it

Funny and very emotional show. Very good actors and singers. It was really wonderful, would like to watch it again.

Reviewed on 13 November 2019 by , Zimmern Ob Rottweil, Germany

Maureen
Fun night out with a touch of relationship angst

The cast and music are fab. The story although a little cliche is heartwarming and offers a glimpse of the damage living in an abusive relationship can cause. After all though good conquers evil.

Reviewed on 11 November 2019 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rebecca
AMAZING!

Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Caitlin
Sensational, a must see!

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by , Walton-on-thames, United Kingdom

ERIC
Incredible cast!

Loved this show! Lighthearted and electric! Cast was absolutely amazing!

Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by , Castle Rock, United States Of America

Monique
With a little humour

Reviewed on 05 November 2019 by , Huntly, United Kingdom

Kathy
Great singing

The show was so good. The singing was fabulous.

Reviewed on 04 November 2019 by , Houston, United States Of America

Sarah
Quirky

Much better than expected! Good story ! Interesting throughout. Fantastic voices.

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Harlow, United Kingdom

Denholm
Must See

Reviewed on 02 November 2019 by , Acton, United Kingdom

Robert
Enjoyable with a good story

Reviewed on 01 November 2019 by , Watford, United Kingdom

Guy
Well made musical of a fab movie.

Good stuff. Not great, but very good. Some standout moments and one great voice. Score was decent. Again, not great. A fun night.

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , Northaw, United Kingdom

Jaike
Brilliant

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , Lincoln, United Kingdom

elisabeth
Just fabulous

Reviewed on 30 October 2019 by , Smallfield, United Kingdom

Nicola
Fabulous, even if a little fruity!

We are a family of 4, 2 adults , 2 kids 16&13years. We absolutely loved this show, great cast, beautiful voices, so funny, although a little bit risqué in places!!! (For a 13 year old-I nearly covered her eyes!) Highly recommend

Reviewed on 30 October 2019 by , Wrington, United Kingdom

Lucy
The waitress

Great acting and casting, humour and seriousness throughout...the set was great and the lighting and music also excellent. Nice cosy theatre with a good view of the stage. Thoroughly enjoyed it

Reviewed on 30 October 2019 by , Bradford, United Kingdom

Jinyoung
Not that I expected. Change the Name of the show.

Three girls in the main posters. I thought it would be a fun comedy about friends and job. Not that inappropriate story about cheating and sex. Bored. I want the refund to be honest.

Reviewed on 30 October 2019 by , Miami Beach, United States Of America

Laura
A must see !

All seats would be good seats as theatre is small The performances were fantastic The vocal of lead role Lucy is amazing , breathe taking Funny , light hearted, enjoyable, alittle discreetly rude , perhaps minimum age 10/11 when there are maybe aware of the birds and bees !

Reviewed on 29 October 2019 by , Westcliff On Sea, United Kingdom

Christine
Fun show, the lead actress is fantastic!

Entertaining and well produced show. Good set, talented performers. Story a little depressing but turns out OK.

Reviewed on 29 October 2019 by , Escondido, United States Of America

Claire
Wonderful entertainment

Wonderfully entertaining show in every way. Some bad language - 12 years and above maybe for the story content - but totally brilliant musical and company performing.

Reviewed on 28 October 2019 by , Chipping Norton, United Kingdom

Joelle
Wonderful

Excellent show we had a good time.

Reviewed on 27 October 2019 by , Nice, France

john
Half baked

Reviewed on 27 October 2019 by , Ilford, United Kingdom

Lisa
Exciting, Upbeat, & a Must See

The show sucked you in. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for the characters yourself.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by , Grand River, United States Of America

Justine
Funny and Themes are great

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Julia
Funny and fill of food

I loved this show, the acting was great and the actors where perfectly suited to their roles, very funny but I wouldn't recommend for young kids or teenagers as it did contain adult humor and swearing.

Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by , Hayle, United Kingdom

Julie
Funny entertaining

Very funny, some sexy scenes not suitable for yonger audience. Overall a good show.

Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by , East Barnet, United Kingdom

Marc
Very sweet musical

Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Karen

Fantastic show, laughed so much my cheeks hurt! Definitely recommend really great story and fantastic songs and Joe Sugg was great !!

Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by , Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

Cherry
Good story but some songs are lacking that magic sparkle you normally get at the theatre

Lack of dancing and lack of really good songs make what could be a fantastic musical just good

Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by , Chatham, United Kingdom

Jennifer
Best time ever

Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by , 's-gravenhage, Netherlands

Jo
Fabulous

Reviewed on 22 October 2019 by , Deal, United Kingdom

Aida
Very entertaining and great singing

Reviewed on 21 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Emma
Must see

Fantastic cast Lucie Jones has an amazing voice and Joe sugg was made for the part of ogie

Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom

Karen
Great Fun

We loved this show. It was easy to follow and great fun.

Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

John
Amazing Show

Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by , Kilwinning, United Kingdom

Susan
Funny, colourful and entertaining

I attended with my sister, we are young OAP’s and my granddaughter in her mid twenties.The show started as soon as we entered the theatre, with a cherry pie safety curtain and rotating mirrored pie display cabinets full of delicious pies as side screens. The show opened with a high energy song and dance routine and the songs and funny lines just kept coming till the end. All the actors were great and voices were good and strong but for me special mentions must go to Joe Sugg who played a great geeky character in the vain of Steve Martin when he played in The Jerk and also the gynaecologist who had more than a passing resemblance again to Steve Martin in his more mature rolls, great slapstick and comic timing. The show I am sure will go from strength to strength I would recommend it to anyone who wants to escape from the winter blues and sample some escapism for dreary Brexit.

Reviewed on 17 October 2019 by , Verwood, United Kingdom

Alison
Fantastic show, a must see!

An emotional rollercoaster storyline well written and produced. One of the best I've seen and would recommend to everyone!

Reviewed on 17 October 2019 by , Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Elaine
A must see!

Really enjoyed the show. It was funny and witty in parts. A real' feel good' show. Joe Sugg was hilarious in it.

Reviewed on 17 October 2019 by , Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Lynda
Thought provoking

Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by , Exmouth, United Kingdom

Clare
Must see,hilarious.

Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by , Eastbourne, United Kingdom

James
Wasn’t expecting to love this as much as did , it was just pure joy

Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by , Swindon, United Kingdom

Tina
Fantastic show

Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by , Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

Sandy
Fantastic

It was my daughters idea to see The Waitress and i am please we did. We all 3 enjoyed it from start to finish, and the smell of the pies is wonderful. I must see for all. Thinking of taking my husband next. I wanted to buy some tea towels but they had all been sold :(

Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom

Jasmine
Best Show I’ve Ever Seen- Pie

Wow. 3 minutes into the show and I was already speechless. The pure talent of the cast was astounding and like nothing I’ve seen before. I loved that it wasn’t your typical ‘cheesy’ musical, it was rather a funny down to earth story with music along the way and so so many laughs!!! I just want to watch it over and over again! Would recommend to all!!!

Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by , Richmond, United Kingdom

Timothy
Good entertaining story.

Good story. Humor, drama, good music and good finish!

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by , Clovis, United States Of America

Catherine
A must see ! Really outstanding

Excellent show However some adult themes so I wouldn’t recommend for anyone with kids under 12

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by , Epping, United Kingdom

MARIA DOLORES
Funny and joyful

If you like a good musicals with great and moving voices, don’t miss it. It is wall worth enjoying it

Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by , Valencia, Spain

Tracey
The best feel good factor you can ever experience

We’ve seen lots of great west end shows which we will always remember but this show will live long in our memories. The story line was truly brilliant but it could never be delivered without the acting ability of the main cast and supporting actors. I would highly recommend the show to everyone. Go and see the show, you won’t be disappointed.

Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Fabio
Wonderfull

Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Elena
Great singing and nice story!

Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Alana
Disappointing, left at intermission, not worth the time or money!

Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Vesna
Lovely show for a relaxed evening

Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by , Kriftel, Germany

Jordan
A truly feel good show

Reviewed on 08 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Ross
Entertaining

A storyline that makes you care about the characters. Passed the test of at least six occasions that were genuinely funny laugh out loud.

Reviewed on 08 October 2019 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Laureen
Amazing show

The stage setting really blew me away and the actors were all incredible especially Lucie Jones. Her portrayal of Jenna was very convincing and her vocals incredible. I just think there's some loose ends story wise especially close to the end which sadly drew me away from the finale musical number. I wouldn't say the story was bad because it was interesting and made sense but there's just two small unresolved thing that didn't leave completely satisfied. It really is minor compared to the overall experience of the show.

Reviewed on 05 October 2019 by , Thuir, France

Jean
Thoroughly entertaining

Very professional, excellent actors and production.

Reviewed on 03 October 2019 by , Bradford-on-avon, United Kingdom

Deborah
Enjoyable

Reviewed on 03 October 2019 by , Colchester, United Kingdom

Meital
great show

Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Ukkel, Belgium

Joanne
Funny and Emotional all in one

Only show to make me laugh and cry on the same night

Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Dublin, Ireland

Fiona
Sugar, butter, awesome!

The show was amazing! I was lucky enough to see Joe sugg as Ogie and he did not disappoint! The show itself is fabulous as a feel good show, the cast are amazing and so nice. Youre encouraged to go to the stage door after and everyome is lovely. The seats we got said restriced view but yet we saw everything. Great value for money! Youll laugh, cry and say "aww!" I can promise you! An emotional rollercoaster with fab catchy songs and some nights they do karaoke to give you a chance to sing a song onstage from the show! The night on the whole was incredible. Cant reccommend it enough xx

Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by , Rotherham, United Kingdom

Elaine
A big hug that makes you want to laugh and cry

This is one if the best shows I've seen in ages. Heart warming . Tugs at those heart strings. Made me laugh and smile. Reccomend it to anyone

Reviewed on 26 September 2019 by , Orpington, United Kingdom

ROBERT
Waitress the show

Had a great matinee. Entertaining funny and brilliant all round. Thanks!

Reviewed on 25 September 2019 by , Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom

Heather

Brilliant from start to finish! Very funny and entertaining

Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by , Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

Damaris
Vibrant with comedy and plot

Reviewed on 19 September 2019 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Joy
Very average

The voices were very good but weak story.

Reviewed on 19 September 2019 by , Walsall, United Kingdom

Kevin

Show came to life in second half. Particularly impressed with Lucie Jones, her vocals and acting up there with some of my favourites. Having band on stage worked well - worth watching.

Reviewed on 18 September 2019 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hilary
Worth a trip

Reviewed on 17 September 2019 by , Creswick, Australia

Elizabeth
Fun show

Really enjoyed this show.

Reviewed on 17 September 2019 by , Hitchin, United Kingdom

Karen
Emz and Kaz

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Inniskeen, Ireland

dave
Good fun and emotional

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Bathampton, United Kingdom

michael
Special comedy

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , South Yourshire, United Kingdom

Emma
AMAZING SHOW

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Ruislip, United Kingdom

Richard
Very dull

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Paul
Ciaras big day out in London

Reviewed on 13 September 2019 by , County Dublin, Ireland

Susan
The smell of pies

I thoroughly enjoyed the production it was funny and yet heart gripping. The cast were fun and so talented . I would highly recommend this

Reviewed on 11 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

William
Entertaining and funny

Reviewed on 11 September 2019 by , Ossett, United Kingdom

Marisol
Loved it!

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , Putney, United Kingdom

Selina
A total ‘feel good must see’!!

Reviewed on 08 September 2019 by , Cardiff, United Kingdom

David
Waitress

Story choreography and scenery were stunning

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , Chester, United Kingdom

Jose
Good story line

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , Clervaux, Luxembourg

Anatolii
Great acting but very poor story and humour

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Emily
Laugh out loud funny and great songs!

Reviewed on 06 September 2019 by , Fareham, United Kingdom

Annabel
Feel-good and relatable story told by an incessantly talented cast

We watched understudy Jenna (Sacha Wareham), Dr Pomatter (Michael Hamway) and Cal (Mike Wiltshire) and we were blown away by their incredible talent. The whole show was brilliantly choreographed with beautifully touching moments contrasted by some hard to watch scenes sensitively performed. Oggie’s (Blake Harrison) comic timing was exceptional and cleverly not overplayed. I would recommend this show to anyone wanting a feel-good night out that the theatre. Girls night, date night or family (over 13) night out! Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

Reviewed on 05 September 2019 by , Shermanbury, United Kingdom

Rachel
An emotional rollercoaster!

Hilarious and witty, with a perfect soundtrack! It made me laugh, it made me cry, and I loved it.

Reviewed on 03 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Phillip
Stunning!

As a former professional musician, I cannot usually enjoy a night out at a show without being overly critical. Waitress broke this trend as it was so stunning I cannot find fault. Lucie Jones’ vocals are simply incredible, controlling the emotions of the audience and taking them on Jenna’s journey. She was supported by fantastic performances all around, particularly the harmonies from the ensemble. The acting and storyline were both engaging and well delivered while being funny (not polite Musical Theatre funny, but really funny)!!

Reviewed on 02 September 2019 by , Ashington, United Kingdom

Karen
Beautiful story, funny and believable characters

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

Julian K
Not up to snuff

I expected more from this show. The actors did what they could but the storyline was so very predictable and frankly, overly crude at times. My partner and I were disappointed. The lead has a good voice but even that couldn’t overcome this infantile show.

Reviewed on 30 August 2019 by , Vancouver, Canada

Jill
Tasty Pies

Whilst not knowing anything about the production other than the title, Waitress, a simple tale was told in a querky manner. A very easy watch. The singing was incredible. I think for a musical the costumes could have been more exaggerated, particularly the extras to the show. The seats I chose were perfectly adequate even though we were in the upper circle. A few scenes were more to the right of the stage which I then had difficulty seeing. This did not affect the enjoyment of the show. A great matinee performance.

Reviewed on 29 August 2019 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom

Ann

This sort of thing happens so a good story .

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Colchester, United Kingdom

Elizabeth
Quirky rom com with great musical score

Entertaining story, terrific songs and singing and great performances by all main characters. Cast got an immediate, unanimous standing ovation that was thoroughly deserved.

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

susan

Brilliant storyline. Underestimated musical. Must see

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom

Robert
Show

Great show

Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by , Alsager, United Kingdom

Mandy
Brilliant . Funny and heartwarming from beginning to end.

Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

Martin
Enjoyable, funny and a little risqué

If you like light hearted musicals with adult themes, you will enjoy 'Waitress'. I won't spoil it for you but there are plenty of funny bits, some sad situations and bits that are a little risqué in the best possible way. Great acting brings the characters to life.

Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by , Barnet, United Kingdom

Lorenzo

Magnifique comédie musicale

Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by , Genève, Switzerland

Virginia
Well produced but undeveloped story

The production is very good but the story is too cliche. You know how it will end as soon as it begins. The roles are very stereotypical, so there’s just no surprise.

Reviewed on 23 August 2019 by , Guelph, Canada

Kenneth
Must see show

Excellent everything. Was riveted from the beginning. Has the feel good factor

Reviewed on 21 August 2019 by , York, United Kingdom

18 Mar
2019
Phil Willmott

Taste our Delicious, “Just for Fun”, New Theatre Quiz

by Phil Willmott | Monday, March 18 2019, 09:51

The arrival of the delightful pie-baking musical WAITRESS to London has inspired our latest “just for fun” quiz about references to food in theatre.

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