Hit musical Waitress heads to Southampton, Crawley, Eastbourne and Brighton

The hit musical Waitress, presented by Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian, has rescheduled its first-ever UK and Ireland tour.

Waitress. Photo by Jeremey Daniel
Waitress. Photo by Jeremey Daniel

Its new dates next year will include Southampton, Crawley, Eastbourne and Brighton.

Spokeswoman Natasha Krstic-Howe said: “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, who appeared on the Graham Norton TV show, performing the hit song from the show She Used To Be Mine. With a book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro, Waitress has gained multiple awards and nominations in both America and the UK, receiving acclaim from both audiences and critics alike.

“Waitress opened on Broadway on April 24 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it ran until January 5 2020.

“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 musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.”

Dates coming up on the new tour next year include: Tuesday, May 25-Saturday, May 29 2021, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton; Monday, September 20-Saturday, September 25 2021, The Hawth, Crawley; Monday, October 18-Saturday, October 23 2021, Congress Theatre Eastbourne; and Monday, November 1-Saturday, November 6 2021, Theatre Royal Brighton.