Encore meets the stars of Waitress and goes behind-the-scenes in the rehearsal room of the West End musical.

The Encore Radio team were invited behind-the-scenes to watch the cast and creative team of the new West End musical Waitress, in rehearsal.

Watch below to meet Katherine McPhee who is leading the company reprising the role of Jenna and Jack McBrayer who makes his West End debut in the role of Ogie, as well as Marisha Wallace, David Hunter and more!


Performances for Waitress begin on 8 February and an official opening night on 7 March at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Waitress will bring with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first.

US star Katherine McPhee is leading the company reprising her role of Jenna and will appear alongside Emmy-nominated film and TV actor Jack McBrayer, making his West End debut in the role of Ogie.

The full company includes Kelly Agbowu, Laura Baldwin, Piers Bate, Nicole Raquel Dennis,
Michael Hamway, Peter Hannah, David Hunter, Stephen Leask, Jack McBrayer, Chris
McGuigan, Katharine McPhee, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne
Pinder, Shaun Prendergast, Charlotte Riby and Marisha Wallace.

About the Show

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town
and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her
topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs
Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it.

Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.



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