Summer was in the air last week at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre for the opening night of the Smash Hit Musical ‘Waitress’.
The show, which was originally due to take place in November 2021, was rescheduled due to the pandemic and it continues until Saturday18 June 2022. Spotted on the evening was Model Kerri Nicole and her fiance Keith Malone who were enjoying a date night at the show ahead of their forthcoming wedding in August, while Chef Louise Lennox from the television show The Restaurant,Paul Ryder,Brendan O Loughlin ,Deric Hartigan and designer Eamonn McGill also stepped out on the pink carpet on the night
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 (previously Amy Wyatt in Emmerdale) stars as Jenna in the smash-hitromantic musical comedy. Chelsea joins Wendy May Brown as ‘Becky’ and Evelyn Hoskins as ‘Dawn.
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.
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.
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