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Waitress announces it won't return to the West End this summer

The award-nominated musical has stated its run ended when theatres closed earlier this month, but will be out on tour later this year

Sara Bareilles
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The West End production of Waitress will not be returning to the Adelphi Theatre when venues re-open, it has been stated by the show's official social channels.

According to the social media post, it is unlikely that the musical "will reopen once this period of uncertainty is over".

Ticket holders will be contacted in due course.

Waitress initially opened at the Adelphi Theatre on 7 March 2019 and is now booking until 4 July 2020, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro. Based on the film of the same name, it follows a young waitress in a diner who dreams of leaving her job and forging a life of her own.

The show has announced a new UK and Ireland tour, which will open in Dublin in November.