Adelphi Theatre

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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Waitress

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4.7/5 - based on 179 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 7 December 2019
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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About Waitress

Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 10+

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 7 December 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
tomorrow22nd Jul 2019 7:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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Tuesday23rd Jul 2019 7:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

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Wednesday24th Jul 2019 2:30pm

409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS GB

Waitress Cast
Wednesday24th Jul 2019 7:30pm

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Thursday25th Jul 2019 7:30pm

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Friday26th Jul 2019 7:30pm

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Waitress reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 179 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (61%)
Families (63%)
Teenagers (79%)
Couples (91%)
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Latest customer reviews
Norma
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

Julie
Good for a girls night out

Reviewed on 19 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Jasmine
Hilarious emotional rollercoaster

Reviewed on 19 July 2019 by , Wollongong, Australia

Genevieve
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

Danielle
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

Colin
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

Julia
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

Karen
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

Rubie
Must see!

Reviewed on 11 July 2019 by , Ducklington, United Kingdom

Graham
Great fun

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

Reviewed on 11 July 2019 by , Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Ann-marie
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

Nicola
Amazing

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

Maria
Great!!

Reviewed on 10 July 2019 by , Fenstanton, United Kingdom

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

Reviewed on 09 July 2019 by , Sydney, Australia

Diana
Reminded my life story

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

Renata
Great!!! I love it!

Everything was excellent. I really recommend!

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Itatiaia, Brazil

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

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Reading, United Kingdom

SAMANTHA
Lots of laughs

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

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Randwick, Australia

Tim
Brilliant show

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Northampton, United Kingdom

Marta
Amazing show!!!

Reviewed on 06 July 2019 by , Londres, Spain

Stefan
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

Joanne
Very good and funny

Reviewed on 04 July 2019 by , Chatteris, United Kingdom

Monique
Positive energy

Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by , Heemstede, Netherlands

Dominique
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

Deborah
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

Anita
A must see!

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Sue
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

Elaine
Brilliant, original show!

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Battle, United Kingdom

Victoria
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

andrew
A fantastic night

As good as it gets

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Sydney, Australia

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

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

Marc
so funny, excellent cast

Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by , Sabadell, Spain

Neil
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

David
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

Denise
Hilarious

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

Ruth
Good storie

Reviewed on 22 June 2019 by , Nottwil, Switzerland

Francesca
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

Emily
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

Eva
Touching, well written, funny and empowering for women

Reviewed on 20 June 2019 by , Newbury, United Kingdom

Leo
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

Katy
Uplifting, funny and thoroughly enjoyable!

Reviewed on 18 June 2019 by , York, United Kingdom

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

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