Broadway and West End musical Waitress coming to Manchester’s Opera House

Manchester theatre - Bailey McCall as Jenna in the National Tour of WAITRESS - image courtesy Jeremy Daniel

The first ever UK and Ireland tour of the smash hit Broadway and West End musical Waitress will come to Manchester Opera House in November.

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.

The musical is based on the 2007 movie written by Adrienne Shelley and features music and lyrics from GRAMMY award winning Sara Bareilles.  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.

The production opened on Broadway in April 2016, running until January 2020.  Waitress opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre in March 2019.  The tour is produced by Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian Productions

Casting for Waitress is set to be announced soon.

When does Waitress run at Manchester Opera House?

Waitress runs at Manchester Opera House from 30 November until 5 December 2020.  Tickets go on public sale on 21 February 2020.

Image of Bailey McCall as Jenna in the national tour of Waitress courtesy Jeremy Daniel.

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Author: Michelle Swift