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Katharine McPhee as Jenna in Waitress

Katharine McPhee as Jenna in Waitress

Final casting served up for Waitress in the West End

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson First Published 9 January 2019, Last Updated 10 January 2019

Grab your knife and fork, because the final batch of tasty Waitress casting news is being served up hot – and it includes EastEnders’ Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe!

Also joining the company of Waitress are Piers Bate, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Michael Hamway, Stephen Leask, Chris McGuigan, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder and Charlotte Riby.

They’ll join the likes of Katharine McPhee (Smash), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls), Laura Baldwin (Eugenius!), David Hunter (Kinky Boots) and Peter Hannah (Shakespeare In Love) in the West End premiere of Sara Bareilles’ show.

David Hunter, Marisha Wallace, Katharine McPhee, Laura Baldwin and Peter Hannah will star in WaitressDavid Hunter, Marisha Wallace, Katharine McPhee, Laura Baldwin and Peter Hannah will star in Waitress

Rehearsals for Waitress are now underway, as a snapshot from the show’s Twitter feed revealed:


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The musical begins performances at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre on 8 February, ahead of an official opening night on 7 March.

Waitress is playing its third hit year on Broadway, where it continues to tell the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of life outside of her small town – and tumultuous marriage. But that chance may just arrive…

On its Broadway opening, Waitress was nominated for four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, also garnering two Drama League Award Nominations, six Drama Desk Nominations, and four Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical.

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