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Waitress Tickets4.6/5 - based on 430 reviews
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+
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (53%)
Latest customer reviews
Reviewed on 15 September 2020 by Marta, Preston, United Kingdom
It was amazing
Reviewed on 11 March 2020 by Lea, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Absolutely fabulous good fun and good humour Colourful easy story to follow Mum and 19 year old daughter day out Highly recommended
Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by Michelle, Reading Berkshire, United Kingdom
Excellent show, full of lots of laughs & great music
Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by Denise, Stevenage, United Kingdom
Thoroughly enjoyable. Cast were brilliant Jenna was superb. We will definitely be recommending this show to family and friends.
Reviewed on 04 March 2020 by Stuart, Rochford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 March 2020 by Katy, York, United Kingdom
Truly better than I could have ever imagined
Reviewed on 02 March 2020 by Daisy, Chicago, United States Of America
Brilliantly written, sung and acted. And the pies during the interval are to die for! Loved every second of my evening!
Reviewed on 23 February 2020 by Janina, Buntingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 February 2020 by Rebecca, Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 February 2020 by Dinah, Walton-on-thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 February 2020 by Anastasia, Upper Edmonton, United Kingdom
Did not enjoy it. Paid 104.50£ wasn't worth my money
Reviewed on 05 February 2020 by Vilma, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 January 2020 by Sara, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 January 2020 by Dennis, Exmouth, United Kingdom
What a great story set to music! I thought the standard of singing was superb. But such a gritty story told with such empathy. I loved it
Reviewed on 24 January 2020 by Elizabeth, Langley Vale, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 January 2020 by Adam, Alton, United Kingdom
Amazing show from the begging to the end. Highly recommended!
Reviewed on 22 January 2020 by Adrian, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 January 2020 by Amy, Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 January 2020 by María Eugenia, Bishop’s Stortford, United Kingdom
A great show suitable I would say for 16+. Some very good actors which made the play very enjoyable. An excellent romantic comedy show! Great choreography too!
Reviewed on 11 January 2020 by Alison, Xghajra, Malta
Very funny and emotional at the same time. Loved it !
Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by Paul, Larkfield, United Kingdom
Great, throughly enjoyable.
Reviewed on 30 December 2019 by Jane, Harlow, United Kingdom
I loved it! It was fun and energetic, and told the story very well. However I must add that the show is for adults/older teenagers, and not for young kids. Be careful how you choose your seats because restricted viewing actually means “restricted viewing“.
Reviewed on 29 December 2019 by Sylvia, Hayes, United Kingdom
Knew nothing about the show but it was amazing Enjoyed the fact of the musicians being on stage A small cast who were amazing
Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by Lynda, Wisbech, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 December 2019 by Arthur, Bakersfield, United States Of America
Despite the talent on display, the story was just a collection of outdated clichés with ridiculously generic characters, leading to a predictably hollow narrative. The subplots were underdeveloped and left incomplete, leading to an underwhelming finale. The cast performed magnificently, managing to bring to life what can only be described as a mediocre script.
Reviewed on 27 December 2019 by Samuel, Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 December 2019 by Kathryn, Kingswinford, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing , great story line , all performers are brilliant , their singing and acting skill are SOOOOOO good . Is a must see musical .
Reviewed on 24 December 2019 by Michelle, Ely Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
The music is wonderful and so are the singers/actors. Loved the humour. Great sets. Thought the ending was a bit week.
Reviewed on 23 December 2019 by Paul, Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Not quite what I had anticipated it had excellent reviews - but I rated in good not excellent. The adult humour was a bit of a surprise as I was not expecting it.
Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Sue, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 December 2019 by Leora, Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 December 2019 by Helen, Harpenden, United Kingdom
Not worthy of west end
Reviewed on 18 December 2019 by Neil, London, United Kingdom
Very good show, however not recommended for young children.
Reviewed on 16 December 2019 by Maria, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 December 2019 by Emma, Slattum, Norway
Reviewed on 15 December 2019 by Michael, San Pawil Il-bahar, Malta
Reviewed on 08 December 2019 by Barry, Zilina, Slovakia
To loud, story line awful - cringing- singing not much better! LEFT AT THE INTERVAL along with quite a few other people in the audience - WORST WEST END SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN !!!!
Reviewed on 06 December 2019 by Sandra, Bristol, United Kingdom
I didn't enjoy to see the band on stage It was a distruction. We were too close to the stage and it was very low couldn't see properly in row A. I would prefer to sit higher up because it ruined for us,we couldn't see the back of the stage so we missed out on some viewing.
Reviewed on 06 December 2019 by Eda, Blackheath, United Kingdom
Fantastic show. Beautiful singing voice and lively. Had me dancing in my seat
Reviewed on 04 December 2019 by Ritu, London, United Kingdom
Must see show!
Reviewed on 02 December 2019 by Karin, London, United Kingdom
Amazing! The cast dynamic and acting was the best I’ve ever seen. I loved every second of the show!
Reviewed on 02 December 2019 by Callie, Sanford, United States Of America
Sara Bareilles' sensational song-writing abilities are on full display in Waitress, which made me smile and made me cry at different stages throughout the story. The cast were brilliant and seemed to be enjoying every minute on stage, with Lucie Jones playing Jenna perfectly. Her rendition of She Used to be Mine was perfect.
Reviewed on 29 November 2019 by Rachel, Glasgow, United Kingdom
The quality of the singing was the best I've heard in any West End show I've been to.
Reviewed on 26 November 2019 by Jillian, Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 November 2019 by Anenwojo, Lawrenceville, United States Of America
This show offers you a mixture of everything you want in a theatre show; laugh out loud moments, heart felt emotions and a believable story. The songs are brilliantly placed within the scenes and are instantly catchy. The cast are all marvellous, great singing voices and acting. We saw this show with Joe Sugg and he was perfectly cast. Go see it!
Reviewed on 24 November 2019 by Lynne, Halifax, United Kingdom
I enjoyed the show particularly the songs. I was not keen on the American accents but I'm guessing it was set in an American style diner. Pleased I had not bought any of the children in the family as I wasn't expecting some of the adult content even though some of it was funny. Unfortunately it wasn't my husbands cup of tea.
Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by Pamela, Coventry, United Kingdom
Just first class entertainment
Reviewed on 22 November 2019 by Michael, Axminster, United Kingdom
It’s a reality of life
Reviewed on 20 November 2019 by Joyce, Guildford, United Kingdom
Loved it all so much. It had a really good story catchy songs the actors and their singing was really good. I could not fault anything.
Reviewed on 20 November 2019 by Christina, Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 November 2019 by Elle-mae, London, United Kingdom
Entertaining , definitely adults only
Reviewed on 20 November 2019 by Sarah, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 November 2019 by Eloy, Kfar Saba, Israel
Reviewed on 16 November 2019 by Karin, Na, Israel
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 Jane, Harrow, United Kingdom
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 June, Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 November 2019 by Barry, Ashford, United Kingdom
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 Melody, Zimmern Ob Rottweil, Germany
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 Maureen, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by Rebecca, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Caitlin, Walton-on-thames, United Kingdom
Loved this show! Lighthearted and electric! Cast was absolutely amazing!
Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by Eric, Castle Rock, United States Of America
Reviewed on 05 November 2019 by Monique, Huntly, United Kingdom
The show was so good. The singing was fabulous.
Reviewed on 04 November 2019 by Kathy, Houston, United States Of America
Much better than expected! Good story ! Interesting throughout. Fantastic voices.
Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by Sarah, Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 November 2019 by Denholm, Acton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 November 2019 by Robert, Watford, United Kingdom
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 Guy, Northaw, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by Jaike, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 October 2019 by Elisabeth, Smallfield, United Kingdom
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 Nicola, Wrington, United Kingdom
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 Lucy, Bradford, United Kingdom
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 Jinyoung, Miami Beach, United States Of America
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 Laura, Westcliff On Sea, United Kingdom
Entertaining and well produced show. Good set, talented performers. Story a little depressing but turns out OK.
Reviewed on 29 October 2019 by Christine, Escondido, United States Of America
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 Claire, Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Excellent show we had a good time.
Reviewed on 27 October 2019 by Joelle, Nice, France
Reviewed on 27 October 2019 by John, Ilford, United Kingdom
The show sucked you in. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for the characters yourself.
Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Lisa, Grand River, United States Of America
Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Justine, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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 Julia, Hayle, United Kingdom
Very funny, some sexy scenes not suitable for yonger audience. Overall a good show.
Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by Julie, East Barnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by Marc, London, United Kingdom
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 Karen, Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Lack of dancing and lack of really good songs make what could be a fantastic musical just good
Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by Cherry, Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by Jennifer, 's-gravenhage, Netherlands
Reviewed on 22 October 2019 by Jo, Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 October 2019 by Aida, London, United Kingdom
Fantastic cast Lucie Jones has an amazing voice and Joe sugg was made for the part of ogie
Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by Emma, Sheffield, United Kingdom
We loved this show. It was easy to follow and great fun.
Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by Karen, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by John, Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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 Susan, Verwood, United Kingdom
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 Alison, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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 Elaine, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by Lynda, Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by Clare, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by James, Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by Tina, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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 Sandy, Ipswich, United Kingdom
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 Jasmine, Richmond, United Kingdom
WAITRESS: All You Knead Is Love (and A Front Row Seat)
by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Monday, February 17 2020, 09:45
Sugar + butter + flour = a recipe for success. With Waitress continuing to prosper in London’s West End, the principal character of Jenna is now being played by its composer Sara Bareilles for a limited 6-week stretch.WAITRESS: All You Knead Is Love (and A Front Row Seat)
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