Waitress now booking to 19 October due to popular demand ahead of tonight’s London premiere
Ahead of the first preview performance of Waitress tonight, it is announced that more tickets have been released and the show has extended its booking period to 19 October. Smash star Katharine McPhee will play lead role of Jenna opposite 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer, Laura Baldwin, Peter Hannah, David Hunter and Marisha Wallace.
A limited number of day seats will also be available to purchase in person from the theatre box office for £25 from Mon 11 Feb (from 10am, Mon-Weds performances only, subject to availability and at the box office’s discretion).
The full company includes Kelly Agbowu, Laura Baldwin, Piers Bate, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Michael Hamway, Peter Hannah, David Hunter, Stephen Leask, Jack McBrayer, Chris McGuigan, Katharine McPhee, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder, Shaun Prendergast, Charlotte Riby and Marisha Wallace. Rehearsals are now underway ahead of performances beginning on 8 February and an official opening night on 7 March. Waitress will bring with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first.
Waitress also recently announced the first of its “Cast Album Karaoke” nights in London, meaning that theatre lovers who have always dreamt of singing on the West End stage will soon be able to make their dream a reality. The first ever karaoke nights will be held post-show on Tuesday 19 February and Monday 18 March 2019. For the chance to sing one minute of any song from the show – live on stage and accompanied by the show’s musical director Katharine Woolley – interested audience members just need to sign up in the theatre before the performance.
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