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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.

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

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.

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, Adelphi Theatre, review: 'This show is the real deal'

This is both a romcom set in the workplace and a feminist drama

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.

Review: Waitress (Adelphi Theatre)

The hit Broadway musical has its West End premiere at the Adelphi Theatre

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.

Review - Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre

Waitress opened on Broadway in the same 2015/16 season as Hamilton - so, hardly surprisingly, lost out in the Tony Awards race, including for best musical and best original score.

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.

West End waitress deserves a big tip

YOU’LL never look at a pie in the same way after watching US stage smash Waitress.