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February 20, 2020 | By | Reply More

West End and Broadway hit sets Scottish debut

Waitress the Musical, based on the 2007 movie staring and directed by Adrienne Shelly, is making its Scottish debut at the Edinburgh Playhouse in January 2021 as part of a UK-wide tour.

Tickets go on general sale this Friday, 21 February, at 2pm. A dozen dates have already been announced for the tour, which will set off round the country after its final performance at London’s Adelphi Theatre on 4 July 2020.


The only Scottish dates currently confirmed are Edinburgh (January ) and Aberdeen (February). However, advance publicity suggests that the full 32-venue tour of the UK will visit Glasgow at some point before returning to the West End.

Waitress tells the story of the eternally optimistic Jenna, who expresses her hopes, dreams, fears, and frustrations through the whimsically named pies she bakes each morning.

Dreaming her way out of her loveless marriage, a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness.

Brought to life by a ground breaking, female-led creative team, this West End hit features a score by seven-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, book by screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

Listing:

Waitress
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 January 2021
Daily at 7.30 pm; Matinees Wed and Sat at 2.30 pm
Information and tickets: Book here.

The original film, Broadway cast recording and even a spin-off recipe book of pies are available from Amazon:

Waitress on tour:
Booking to 4 July 2020 London
Adelphi Theatre
020 7087 7968 Book online
14 – 21 Nov 2020 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online
24 – 28 Nov 2020 Bromley
Churchill Theatre
08448 717 620 Book online
30 Nov – 5 Dec 2020 Manchester
Opera House
0844 871 3018 Book online
12 – 16 Jan 2021 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
26 – 30 Jan 2021 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 Book online
1 – 6 Feb 2021 Sunderland
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
8 – 13 Feb 2021 Hull
New Theatre
01482 300 300 Book online
15 – 20 Feb 2021 Southend on Sea
Cliffs Pavilion
01702 351135 Book online
23 – 27 Feb 2021 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
9 – 13 March 2021 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
15 – 20 March 2021 Eastbourne
Congress Theatre
01323 412000 Book online
29 March – 3 April 2021 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 Book online

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