Casting has been revealed for the touring production of Waitress, which opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 4 September 2021.
The show will star Lucie Jones as Jenna, Sandra Marvin as Becky, Evelyn Hoskins as Dawn and Busted's Matt Willis as Dr Pomatter.
They will be joined by George Crawford as Ogie, Tamlyn Henderson as ‘Earl' and Christopher D.Hunt as Cal. The company also includes Monique Ashe-Palmer, Amelia Atherton, Donal Brennan, Aimée Fisher, Nathanael Landskroner, Charlie Martin, Liam McHugh, Olivia Mitchell and Ben Morris. Further casting to be announced soon.
Jones will be doing the full tour through to August 2022, with Hoskins, Marvin and Willis performing until the Hull dates.
Waitress, based on the 2007 indie classic of the same name, hit the spot on Broadway and has been serving up a slice of musical delight at the London's Adelphi Theatre starting in February 2019. Jenna doesn’t have much going for her, she doesn’t mind her job as a waitress at the local diner but it isn’t going anywhere. Her relationship with her husband Earl is loveless and abusive. To escape it all she bakes, her pies are the talk of the town, but soon her pies aren’t the only thing about Jenna that have tongues wagging. Shortly after discovering she is pregnant, one of the last things she wants to be, Jenna begins an affair with her new gynaecologist, Dr Pomatter, who is also married. Jenna decides that she needs a way out and a pie baking contest and its grand prize is her way to get a new lease on life, but things don’t go exactly to plan.
After opening in Wimbledon, the show will head to Leeds, Crawley, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, Eastbourne, Sunderland, Brighton, Manchester, Aberdeen, Stoke, Northampton, Edinburgh, Leicester, Hull, Bristol, Bromley, Belfast, Newcastle, Woking, Plymouth, Llandudno, Inverness, Glashow, Oxford, Liverpool Empire, Birmingham, Southampton, Cardiff, Dublin, Woverlahmpton, Dartford, Torquay, Nottingham, Bradford, Canterbury, Southend and Norwich. Here the dates:
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE 4 - 11 SEPTEMBER 2021
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE 14 - 18 SEPTEMBER 2021
THE HAWTH, CRAWLEY 20 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2021
LYCEUM THEATRE, SHEFFIELD 28 SEPTEMBER - 2 OCTOBER 2021
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE 4 - 9 OCTOBER 2021
CONGRESS THEATRE, EASTBOURNE 19 - 23 OCTOBER 2021
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE 25 - 30 OCTOBER 2021
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE 8 - 20 NOVEMBER 2021
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN 23 - 27 NOVEMBER 2021
REGENT THEATRE, STOKE-ON-TRENT 29 NOVEMBER - 4 DECEMBER 2021
ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON 10 - 15 JANUARY 2022
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE 18 - 22 JANUARY 2022
LEICESTER CURVE 24 - 29 JANUARY 2022
HULL NEW THEATRE 31 JANUARY - 5 FEBRUARY 2022