Smash hit musical Waitress heads to Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre

The Broadway and West End hit Waitress is coming to the Congress Theatre on its first ever tour of the UK and Ireland next year.

Kennedy Salters as Becky, Bailey McCall as Jenna, and Gabriella Marzetta as Dawn. Photo by Jeremey Daniel (Instagram @JeremyDanielPhoto)
Kennedy Salters as Becky, Bailey McCall as Jenna, and Gabriella Marzetta as Dawn. Photo by Jeremey Daniel (Instagram @JeremyDanielPhoto)

The musical, which is based on the 2007 comedy-drama by Adrienne Shelly, heads to the Eastbourne venue from March 15-20, 2021.

Eastbourne Theatres have announced that tickets (from £20) will go on sale from 10am on Friday, February 21. Call the box office on 01323 412000 or visit www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

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The production has been brought to life by a female-led creative team with music and lyrics by Grammy award-winning, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.

Bailey McCall as Jenna and company. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

An Eastbourne Theatres spokesperson said: “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.

“This romantic musical comedy 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.

“Grab your slice of the pie early and book for Waitress.”

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