Waitress' post-West End tour launches from Dublin in November

27 Feb
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Waitress launches its first UK & Ireland tour in November 2020

Don't be too sad about WAITRESS finishing its run at the West End's Adelphi Theatre in July. Producers have announced an extensive schedule for the musical's first-ever UK and Ireland tour, opening in November. And a London return? We reckon they'll make good on that previously announced intention too.

Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian present the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Waitress, opening at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin on 14th November 2020. Full tour casting to be announced soon.

Waitress is based on the 2007 movie written by Adrienne Shelley. Music and lyrics are written by Grammy award-winning, singer-songwriter sensation Sara Bareilles, now starring in the West End production. With a book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro, Waitress has garnered multiple awards and nominations in both America and the UK, receiving acclaim from both audiences and critics alike.

Waitress opened on Broadway on 24 April 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it ran until 5 January 2020. It celebrated its official opening night at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End on 7 March 2019. In addition to London, the musical is currently on a North American tour, and is set to open in Australia, the Netherlands and Japan.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This beautiful musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Waitress, directed by Diane Paulus, is based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelley. The musical was originally produced by Barry & Fran Weissler and Norton & Elayne Herrick. The tour is produced by Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian Productions.

Tags: Regional , Touring