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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
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".

— Waitress The Musical (@WaitressLondon) March 27, 2020

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.