OPENING UP: WAITRESS SERVES UP A SLICE OF MUSICAL PIE AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
- WEST END HIT WAITRESS WITH SCORE BY SARA BAREILLES COMES TO LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
- STARRING BUSTED’S MATT WILLIS, MUSICAL THEATRE STAR LUCIE JONES AND EMMERDALE ACTRESS SANDRA MARVIN
London’s smash-hit musical comedy Waitress finds A Soft Place To Land at Leeds Grand Theatre next week from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 September.
Brought to life by a ground-breaking, female-led creative team, this ‘warm, witty, wise and hilarious’ (EXPRESS) hit features ‘one of the best scores in years’ (STAGE) by the Grammy Award-winning Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave) a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).
Premise: Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love, and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.
Lucie Jones (Waitress, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde) stars as Jenna, with Sandra Marvin (Waitress, ITV’s Emmerdale, Hairspray) playing Becky, Evelyn Hoskins (Waitress, Spring Awakening) as Dawn and Matt Willis (Busted, A Christmas Carol, Wicked) as Dr Pomatter.