Waitress West End transfer: dream casting
We pick thirteen people who we'd love to see as Jenna
So the news that everyone has been waiting for was finally announced today, Sara Bareilles' hit Broadway musical Waitress is finally coming to the West End.
They've yet to announce who will play lead character Jenna Hunterson, so we've listed 13 (a baker's dozen, of course) actresses for the role, just in case they need a hand choosing...
We're not saying that Brayben should just keep playing roles originated by Jessie Mueller, but she was so brilliant in Beautiful that we'd love to see her do some Carole baKing in Waitress.
She's just finished a world tour of Evita and if she got this part we'd be singing "Don't Cry For Me ArJennatina".
It's been far too long since we saw Khadime on a West End stage, we'd back the Book of Mormon star to take the role, maybe "Tomorrow is a Batter Day".
In the brilliant Romantics Anonymous she turned her hand to making chocolate and we'd love to see Bawden show off her baking skills.
We think former Glinda Stevenson would be "Popular" in the kitchen. "What is This Feeling?" Hopefully not a soggy bottom...
Tori Allen Martin
Allen Martin is a mesmerising actress who recently starred in HR Haitch at the Union Theatre. It's a small theatre so not many people would have seen it, but "It Only Takes a Taste" to know she's going to be a big star!
She's currently rehearsing for the revival Flowers for Mrs Harris, but we'd love to see her as Mrs Hunterson.
Winner of last year's Stage Debut Award, it would be great to see this Hamilton star in the diner where it happens.
The West End's current Elphaba would be Wicked in this role, we just hope the pies won't turn out green.
Another former Carole King, Janson's also just starred in Chess at the Coliseum. Are the pies nearly ready? I don't know, checkmate.
Lucy St Louis
Most recently seen playing Diana Ross in Motown the Musical, maybe St Louis will "Reach Out and Touch" the "Pomatter Pie".
This Olivier Award-winner is soon to star in Sweet Charity at Nottingham Playhouse, but we like to see her baking some sweet cookies in Waitress next year.
Or, you know, maybe the show's writer could just come over and star in the show, she was fabulous when she took on the role on Broadway.