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Waitress musical London review: A satisfying mix of whimsy, warmth and sadness

2019-11-25T23:47:59+00:00

The first words of this food-fixated musical are ‘Sugar, butter, flour’, and though some of its ingredients are fluffy or icky it eventually whisks up a satisfying mixture of whimsy, warmth and sadness.

Waitress musical London review: A satisfying mix of whimsy, warmth and sadness2019-11-25T23:47:59+00:00

Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre | Review

2019-11-25T23:50:46+00:00

It’s subtler than I had expected, this Broadway blockbuster that now has a home in the West End. Waitress, based on a motion picture of the same name, tells the story of Jenna Hunterson (Katharine McPhee), who is in an unhealthy relationship with Earl (Peter Hannah). Her waitressing is done in a pie shop, [...]

Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre | Review2019-11-25T23:50:46+00:00

IT’S FRIDAY THEATRE: Kook-fest with a pie-crust of fun!

2019-11-26T17:26:53+00:00

Kookiness can be a ploy to cover up a flimsy story. As the old proverb goes, empty vessels make the most noise. But the interesting thing about this super-kooky hit musical from Broadway is that I found myself taking it increasingly seriously. By the end of the two-and-a-half-hour kook-fest I was kinda smitten. Young [...]

IT’S FRIDAY THEATRE: Kook-fest with a pie-crust of fun!2019-11-26T17:26:53+00:00

Waitress review at Adelphi Theatre, London – ‘sweet as the best homemade pie’

2019-11-26T19:03:47+00:00

An astonishing statistic about this Broadway transfer is that it’s the first Broadway show with an all-female lead creative team, and the same is true of the West End production. Writer, composer, director, choreographer, musical director, and the three lead cast: all women. It’s also really wonderful, with the sweetness, crispness and comfort of [...]

Waitress review at Adelphi Theatre, London – ‘sweet as the best homemade pie’2019-11-26T19:03:47+00:00

Waitress review, Adelphi Theatre: a meaty musical packed with delicious filling

2019-11-26T19:10:23+00:00

I have to confess to craving a slice of humble-pie after watching Waitress, the latest big Broadway musical import, set in a Southern diner specialising in home-made pies. The pitch to audiences here – “an uplifting celebration of love and laughter” – is enough to make a cynic reach for a barf-bag before entering [...]

Waitress review, Adelphi Theatre: a meaty musical packed with delicious filling2019-11-26T19:10:23+00:00