Adelphi Theatre

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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4.6/5 - based on 254 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 4 January 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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About Waitress

Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 10+

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 4 January 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
today17th Sep 2019 7:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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tomorrow18th Sep 2019 2:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

Waitress Cast
tomorrow18th Sep 2019 7:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

Waitress Cast
Thursday19th Sep 2019 7:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

Waitress Cast
Friday20th Sep 2019 7:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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Waitress reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 254 reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone (56%)
Families (57%)
Teenagers (78%)
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Latest customer reviews
Emz and Kaz

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Inniskeen, Ireland

Good fun and emotional

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Bathampton, United Kingdom

Special comedy

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


Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Ruislip, United Kingdom

Very dull

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Ciaras big day out in London

Reviewed on 13 September 2019 by , County Dublin, Ireland

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

Entertaining and funny

Reviewed on 11 September 2019 by , Ossett, United Kingdom

Loved it!

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , Putney, United Kingdom

A total ‘feel good must see’!!

Reviewed on 08 September 2019 by , Cardiff, United Kingdom


Story choreography and scenery were stunning

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , Chester, United Kingdom

Good story line

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , Clervaux, Luxembourg

Great acting but very poor story and humour

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Laugh out loud funny and great songs!

Reviewed on 06 September 2019 by , Fareham, United Kingdom

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

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


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

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

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


This sort of thing happens so a good story .

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Colchester, United Kingdom

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


Brilliant storyline. Underestimated musical. Must see

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom


Great show

Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by , Alsager, United Kingdom

Brilliant . Funny and heartwarming from beginning to end.

Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

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


Magnifique comédie musicale

Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by , Genève, Switzerland

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

Must see show

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

Reviewed on 21 August 2019 by , York, United Kingdom

Sack the waitress!

This is drivel of the highest order. Poorish sound bad script and crap lyrics. The acting is ok but the story does not hang together. The only song you will sing on your way out is "I want my money back". Unfortunately you will never regain that wasted night.

Reviewed on 19 August 2019 by , Belfast, United Kingdom

Great show

This is a great show well worth the money. It's a feel good story with excellent singers and performers. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on 19 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Feelgood and fun!

This is a positive, high energy show with an easy to follow story, great performances, humour and great singing. A show that works on all levels- equally good for my 25 year old daughter and me- a 64 year old man.

Reviewed on 14 August 2019 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Must see

Reviewed on 13 August 2019 by , Walthamstow, United Kingdom

Fab show....funny as well as giving an important message

Our group of 3 enjoyed Waitress although there was a medical emergency in the audience the show continued when that was over. Ashley Roberts left the cast the evening we were in which I was surprised at....she was so good

Reviewed on 11 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


predictable topic and tipical

Reviewed on 08 August 2019 by , Tonbridge, United Kingdom

Teenage Show

Music too loud. Very predictable storyline. I actually appreciated the 10 minute break in production which allowed me to stretch my legs from a VERY cramped seat.

Reviewed on 08 August 2019 by , Karrinyup, Australia


Great music, great story and laugh out load moments; a really fantastic night out!!

Reviewed on 07 August 2019 by , Lisburn, United Kingdom

Good Fun

Reviewed on 07 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Beautiful, funny, colourful,

The point that was so highlight for me is that the players did not come after the show to introduce themselves and thank audiences. In my opinion, the show finished suddenly and in the middle of attraction of audience.

Reviewed on 06 August 2019 by , Ottawa, Canada

Very funny and enjoyable

Some very witty moments and something that i enjoyed a lot overall! Went with my friend and we each laughed and f cried.

Reviewed on 04 August 2019 by , Walsall, United Kingdom

A must see

Reviewed on 03 August 2019 by , Barcelona, United Kingdom

Fun story with some excellent comedy moments

Reviewed on 02 August 2019 by , Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Moving, heartfelt and outrageously funny!

The show was beautiful, with a hard hitting topic it was dealt with sensitivity and interspersed with hilarious scenes and songs it blended effortlessly. I laughed, cried and was left in awe of Lucie Jones' voice.

Reviewed on 01 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Brilliant brilliant show 💕

Highly recommend this show really funny and sad put together really well cast All worked like clockwork Brilliant brilliant

Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by , Banbridge, United Kingdom

Good Entertainment

Good Funny show

Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by , Bo’ness, United Kingdom

Will see again

Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by , Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

Colorful show with fabulous music

Reviewed on 30 July 2019 by , Winston Salem, United States Of America

Fab funny misical

The show had great acting and singing and surprised us with how funny it was / absolutely loved all the strong singing and the Comedic performances from Ashley Roberts and the waitresses and the doctor was a highlight aswell as Blake.

Reviewed on 30 July 2019 by , Peterborough, United Kingdom

Fabulous show!

Reviewed on 30 July 2019 by , Chelmsford, United Kingdom

My second favourite musical ever

Great show! My second favourite after kinky boots. The music is less catchy in comparison but the story is heartwarming, fun and I laughed out loud many many times. There are several hilarious characters and they all have great singing voices. Despite the story being quite simple, it moves quickly so I was thoroughly entertained throughout. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed on 29 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


well worth seeing

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by , Southport, United Kingdom

Must see show!!

Very funny show with strong singing and acting within. Must have a sense of humour.

Reviewed on 26 July 2019 by , Hornchurch, United Kingdom

In a word outstanding!

Loved the show. Acting and singing of the highest quality. I didn't know anything about the show before I went in. My daughter wanted me to go as she was the expert. Didn't regret the decision. A show I would go to again.

Reviewed on 26 July 2019 by , Tipperary, Ireland


Loved the show, the cast was amazing. Adult content, not for teens or young children. Funny but heavy story line at times. I would definitely recommend this show.

Reviewed on 25 July 2019 by , Orangevale, United States Of America

Great voices you must listen to!

Reviewed on 23 July 2019 by , Wangen, Switzerland

A feel good comical musical of overcoming adversity

The acting and singing was amazing throughout the cast. Uplifting night out.

Reviewed on 20 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Good for a girls night out

Reviewed on 19 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Hilarious emotional rollercoaster

Reviewed on 19 July 2019 by , Wollongong, Australia

A musical must!

Lucie Jones portrays Jenna with such ease and elegance. The entire show was funny, thoughtful and emotional.

Reviewed on 19 July 2019 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Surprise must see!

Took me how surprise how good this show was. Really great storyline, plenty of humour, incredible singing and all round great new addition to the west end

Reviewed on 17 July 2019 by , Torquay, United Kingdom

What an excellent treat

Had a long day sat down feeling weary But when it started I was totally awake and enthralled with the all the way to the end Absolutely brilliant performances all round but the lead singers were outstanding

Reviewed on 17 July 2019 by , Boston, United Kingdom

The funniest Musical in Town

I do not think I have ever laughed out loud to a musical. This was a delicious mix of emotions, sadness, hilarity, fun with beautiful story line of well, just life. Waitress was just fantastic, a must see

Reviewed on 17 July 2019 by , Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

A way to pass a couple of hours

The storyline is exactly what was described. A chic-flic type play. Out seats were ‘upgraded’ because the theatre was not sold out but they were poor. I’m 5’8” and my knees were touching the hair of the person in front. My poor husband is 6’3” and I pity the person in front of him. The sound was poor - we missed a lot of what was said whether this was in relation to our seats (H34/35) or the accents that were used I don’t know. Our chosen seats were end of isle because my husband is tall but the ‘upgraded’ ones were not.

Reviewed on 14 July 2019 by , Brierley Hill, United Kingdom

Must see!

Reviewed on 11 July 2019 by , Ducklington, United Kingdom

Great fun

Great story, funny, serious, music and performances Loved it

Reviewed on 11 July 2019 by , Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Fab show

Love the show, I loved the movie I loved the musical even more, music is great and acting is fab or seats were in the dress circle and had a perfect view of the stage. Will go again.

Reviewed on 11 July 2019 by , Co Cork, Ireland


The show was brilliant from start to finish. Great story and very talented actors. Must see

Reviewed on 10 July 2019 by , Plaistow, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 10 July 2019 by , Fenstanton, United Kingdom

A feel-good, foot tapping entertainer but story a bit predictable

Reviewed on 09 July 2019 by , Sydney, Australia

Reminded my life story

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , West Molesey, United Kingdom

Great!!! I love it!

Everything was excellent. I really recommend!

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Itatiaia, Brazil

Lots of laughs, a cry and seriously entertaining,don't miss it.

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Lots of laughs

It was very funny, impressive vocals, audience very engaged.

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Randwick, Australia

Brilliant show

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Northampton, United Kingdom

Amazing show!!!

Reviewed on 06 July 2019 by , Londres, Spain

Great Entertainment!

The Waitress is an entertaining time, well put on. The actors played the parts exceedingly well, we were able to connect with the portrayals. The singing and choreography was professional in nature. The play is funny, interesting story line. Well worth.anyone attendance, you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed on 05 July 2019 by , Antioch, United States Of America

Very good and funny

Reviewed on 04 July 2019 by , Chatteris, United Kingdom

Positive energy

Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by , Heemstede, Netherlands

Beautifully presented with a great cast and story line. Loved the costumes, the plot and the venue.

Dito.... LOved this show.

Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by , Mapleton, Australia

Makes laugh, cry, and proud of those who find their voice.

I didn’t know what to expect so and when the show started to gain steam where the story line emerged I was laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time. It was sweet, kind, supportive and powerful. It was like peeling an orange. You had to use your fingernail to break the skin then work the peel away from the flesh. Then work in the bitter white stuff which is finicky but if you don’t the orange doesn’t taste as good so you know it is worth it. Then putting your thumbs through the middle and opening up the orange where you see the juicy flesh is like the end of the play. The pride you feel in the story of how supportive they are to one another and how strong they become is so fabulous to watch. I love the humour, the sensitivity, and power of community

Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by , Vancouver, Canada

A must see!

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Worth going to see

I was unsure about seeing this show as not my normal preference, but so glad I did. It was funny and sad - a rollercoaster of emotions. Went as a family and my 12 year old even enjoyed it.

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Borehamwood, United Kingdom

Brilliant, original show!

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Battle, United Kingdom

Breath of fresh air

Great original show. Refreshing to watch something I had no clue about. New material by a amazing song writer who is under rated. Great use of humour and poignant moments. Simple but effective narrative. Pie anyone???

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Luton, United Kingdom

A fantastic night

As good as it gets

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Sydney, Australia

Delightful, fabulous, humorous and brilliant performances. A must see!

Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by , Cape Town, South Africa

so funny, excellent cast

Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by , Sabadell, Spain

Must see

You must see this show! It’s funny, heartwarming and great fun. The script, music, acting and performances are outstanding. I felt like I was watching a movie. Awesome.

Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by , Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Wow, this is going to run and run

What an amazingly gorgeous experience. I was left with tears down my face and an expectation that we can all make a better future. Fantastic singing and dancing along the way. This will be HUGE!

Reviewed on 23 June 2019 by , Eastleigh, United Kingdom


Thoroughly enjoyed the show excellent singing and acting. Wasn’t prepared for the odd swear word not that it mattered to me but might shock some.Totally felt on the rollercoaster of emotions with the cast.

Reviewed on 22 June 2019 by , Horley, United Kingdom

Good storie

Reviewed on 22 June 2019 by , Nottwil, Switzerland

Amazing songs & singers.

Fantastic voices singing great, catchy songs. A teeny bit saucy at one point which made me glad my 11 wasn't with me but my 18 year old and I loved it. Highly recommended!

Reviewed on 21 June 2019 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

Intense storytelling with beautiful music

The show has an incredible, heart breaking yet also heart warming story. The cast are spectacular and the lyrics are truly stunning. It’s a breathtaking piece of theatre and a must see. I wouldn’t recommend this to under 16’s as it has some serious topics. (Very sexual, involves domestic abuse)

Reviewed on 21 June 2019 by , Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

Touching, well written, funny and empowering for women

Reviewed on 20 June 2019 by , Newbury, United Kingdom

A face full of Pie!

It was a full deep dish of Pie inspiration.! A much better and more involved “modern” story than I expected with great staging, singing and acting! As an experienced Theatre goer I was expecting a much shallower and more trite American Musical. My friends positive recommendation was accurate! :-)

Reviewed on 19 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Uplifting, funny and thoroughly enjoyable!

Reviewed on 18 June 2019 by , York, United Kingdom

Just the best!!

Loved every minute of it. Katherine McPhee was just sensational

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Good quality entertainment.

Reviewed on 08 June 2019 by , Leeds, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 08 June 2019 by , Wokingham, United Kingdom

Heartwarming, poignant, hilarious and brilliant

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

18 Mar
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.

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