Smash Hit Musical “Waitress” comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

by Gazette Reporter

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre cannot wait to welcome the first-ever UK and Ireland tour of the smash-hit musical Waitress to Dublin!

The show which was originally due to take place in November 2021, was rescheduled due to the pandemic and will now complete a two-week run this summer from Tuesday 7- Saturday 18 June 2022.  Tickets from €21 are on sale now through Ticketmaster!

Waitress is based on the 2007 movie written by Adrienne Shelley. Music and lyrics are written by GRAMMY award-winning, singer-songwriter sensation Sara Bareilles with a book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro, Waitress has garnered multiple awards and nominations in both America and the UK, receiving acclaim from both audiences and critics alike.

Chelsea Halfpenny will star as Jenna in the smash-hit romantic musical comedy. Chelsea will join as Wendy May Brown ‘Becky’, Evelyn Hoskins as ‘Dawn.

They are be joined by George Crawford as ‘Ogie’, Michael Starke as ‘Joe’ Tamlyn Henderson as ‘Earl’ and Christopher D. Hunt as ‘Cal’. The company also includes Monique Ashe-Palmer, Amelia Atherton, Donal Brennan, Aimée Fisher, Scarlet Gabriel, Nathanael Landskroner, Charlie Martin, Liam McHugh, Olivia Mitchell, Ben Morris and Brian Roland.

Chelsea Halfpenny began her career in the popular children’s television series Byker Grove. She appeared as ‘Amy Wyatt’ in Emmerdale for three years and ‘Alice Munroe’ in Casualty, a part she played for four years. Chelsea recently made her West End debut as ‘Judy Bernly’ in 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre.

Waitress opened on Broadway on 24th April 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it ran until 5th January 2020. Waitress celebrated its official opening night at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End on 7 March 2019. In addition to London, Waitress is currently on a North American tour, and is set to open in Australia, Holland and Japan.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a 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. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This beautiful musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Dates: 7-18 June 2022

Performances: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 19:30 Matinee performances on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 14.30

Prices: €21 – €60
Booking: https://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/artist/waitress

Group Bookings: 01 677 7770
Ticketmaster dedicated line: 0818 719 377
The Circle Club and Hospitality Bookings: + 353 (01) 674 2407
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

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