Evelyn Hoskins will join the West End cast of Waitress & Marisha Wallace returns in January 2020

18 Dec
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

Evelyn Hoskins will be welcomed to the Waitress the musical diner, playing the role of Dawn, as we head into the New Year, while it’s also announced that original London cast member Marisha Wallace is going to be back as Becky in the West End production.

Evelyn Hoskins (Assassins, Spring Awakening) will join the hit musical comedy Waitress on 25 January 2020 following Hannah Tointon’s final performance, and Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls, Aladdin) will resume the role of Becky on 6 January following Sandra Marvin’s final performance. Monique Ashe-Palmer will also join in the ensemble from 9 January, taking on the role from Cindy Belliot.

Waitress features an original score by eight-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles who has recently been announced to join the West End cast as Jenna opposite Gavin Creel (The Book of Mormon, Hello Dolly!) as Dr Pomatter for a strictly limited six-week season from 27 January to 7 March 2020.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness. 

The musical celebrated its official opening night at the Adelphi Theatre on 7 March 2019 and the Tony-nominated show is now running in the West End through to 4 July 2020 before embarking on a major nationwide UK tour with further dates and details to be announced in due course.

Brought to life by a ground breaking, female-led creative team, Waitress features an original score by Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro. The production recently toured across the US and Canada and has announced an Australian premiere in 2020 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre with further productions to open in Holland next year and Japan in 2021.