Waitress the Musical will run in London at the Adelphi from 8th February 2019, with an official opening night on 6th March 2019.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress who is in an unhappy marriage to her husband Earl. When she unexpectedly discovers she is pregnant, she starts an affair with her gynaecologist and begins to look for ways out of her abusive relationship, embracing her unique pie-making skills as a chance for a new life.
The musical premiered at the American Repertory Theater (ART) in Cambridge, Massachusetts in summer 2015. Featuring direction by Diane Paulus and choreography by Chase Brock, the production starred Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller who led the cast at the Broadway opening. The production opened on Broadway in March 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it is currently running.
Based on the 2007 indie film Waitress which was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, the stage rights for the show were purchased shortly after its release. Five-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles released a studio album called What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress, featuring music from the show which debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200. The musical features an original score of songs by Bareilles, written in her light country-rock style performed each evening by a live on-stage band.Book Tickets
A ferocious new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece.
Orgon is the man who has everything. Money, power, a beautiful home and family. But lately he’s been questioning the point of it all. When he invites the irresistible Tartuffe into his seemingly perfect household, he unleashes a whirlwind of deception and seduction that threatens everything.
With Orgon under Tartuffe’s spell, can his family outwit this charismatic trickster? Are Tartuffe’s wild claims truth or fiction? This mysterious stranger may not be quite the villain he appears.More information
Melissa was born without her right hand and forearm and was one of few aspiring actors to be accepted into drama school. She is now an ambassador and campaigner for actors with disabilities, helping to break down the barriers faced for disabled actors and changing perceptions of disability.
She is Co founder of TripleC with Coronation Street actor Cherylee Houston. TripleC is a disabled led organisation that use drama and theatre based workshops to enrich the lives of people living with disabilities. Running drama workshops in special educational needs schools, setting up a weekly youth theatre for teenagers with disabilities/illnesses and drama workshop days for adults with disabilities.
Melissa as Imogen in Coronation Street.CV IMDB
After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, returns in 2019.
New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical includes such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind.Book Tickets
Follow the ups and downs of boy band The Wonderland as they try to make it, while juggling friends, family, school and relationships.
Ryan Early plays Dan, owner of the diner which The Wonderland use as a base, a rehearsal space, and where they sometimes work as they chase fame and success.BBC iPlayer