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Waitress in the West End: Laura Baldwin, Marisha Wallace, Peter Hannah and David Hunter join the cast

Further casting for the hit Broadway show has been announced

Peter Hannah, Laura Baldwin, Marisha Wallace and David Hunter
© All except far left: Dan Wooller

Further casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Waitress in the West End.

Joining Katharine McPhee in the show will be Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls) who will play Becky alongside Laura Baldwin (Eugenius!) as Dawn, with Peter Hannah (Cockpit) as Earl and David Hunter (Kinky Boots) as Dr Pomatter.

McPhee will play Jenna in the show, making her UK stage debut in the production.

The hit show, which is penned by Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson, has its eagerly anticipated opening at the Adelphi Theatre on 8 February, and is currently booking until 25 May.

The piece, which is also currently running on Broadway, is based on the 2007 film of the same name starring Keri Russell. It follows a young woman in a small town who has a talent for baking pies and yearns to enter a pie contest. Her plans are hindered by an unexpected pregnancy.

The musical opened on Broadway in March 2016 with Jessie Mueller as the lead character. It went on to be nominated for four Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, as well as a Grammy Award. It has choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. Further casting for the show is to be announced.