The musical was due to run in the West End until July 4th, but has announced it’s “unlikely that the diner will reopen once this period of uncertainty is over”.
Arriving in London in February 2019, the musical has been playing to audiences at the Adelphi Theatre ever since, but has seemingly taken it’s final curtain call.
— Waitress The Musical (@WaitressLondon) March 27, 2020
Performers who’ve starred in the show have shared their sadness on social media, with Sarah O’Connor saying her “heart is broken” and Desi Oakley writing how she’s “so sorry”.
Lucie Jones – who played Jenna in the show – shared one of her favourite memories of being part of the production.
My heart is broken. This video is from my first night as Jenna. I’ll never forget any of this. Thank you to the incredible cast crew and fan family of @waitresslondon you hold an incredibly special place in my heart. pic.twitter.com/bVQB3B60UD
— Lucie Jones (@luciejones1) March 27, 2020
David Hunter played Dr Pomatter and paid tribute to the show with the below video.
Take it from an old man,
The days don’t stretch any longer.
They’ve left tracks upon my skin,
But I reckon made me stronger.
— David Hunter (@thedavidhunter) March 27, 2020