Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre | Review
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, which explains why pies are on sale in the theatre foyer.
IT'S FRIDAY THEATRE: Kook-fest with a pie-crust of fun!
Kookiness can be a ploy to cover up a flimsy story. As the old proverb goes, empty vessels make the most noise.
Waitress review at Adelphi Theatre, London – ‘sweet as the best homemade pie’
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.
Waitress review, Adelphi Theatre: a meaty musical packed with delicious filling
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.
BWW Review: WAITRESS, Adelphi Theatre
Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's 2015 musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly's film, about a small-town waitress who processes her feelings via her skilful baking, brings its sugar and spice concoction to the West End.