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Waitress extends West End run

The production will continue at the Adelphi Theatre

Lucie Jones in Waitress
Lucie Jones in Waitress

The West End production of Waitress has extended its run until the end of 2019.

With a cast currently led by Lucie Jones, Marisha Wallace, Ashley Roberts, David Hunter, Blake Harrison, Peter Hannah and Shaun Prendergast, the hit show is booking until 7 December, with a new batch of tickets on sale now.

Jones, Roberts and Harrison all recently took over the roles of Jenna, Dawn and Ogie respectively in the show. The show is directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography from Lorin Latarro, lighting from Ken Billington and designs from Scott Pask.

Waitress opened at the Adelphi Theatre earlier this year, with WhatsOnStage critic Sarah Crompton saying: "Waitress is a treat… it leaves a pleasantly sweet taste in the mouth."

Sara Bareilles' songs feature in the piece, which is based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly and has a book by Jessie Nelson. The show tells of a waitress and avid baker in a small town working in a diner who is stuck in a toxic relationship.