David Hunter and Wendy Mae Brown cast in Waitress UK Tour

    THE UK AND IRELAND TOUR OF THE SMASH HIT ROMANTIC MUSICAL COMEDY

    ANNOUNCES DAVID HUNTER AS ‘DR POMATTER’ AND WENDY MAE BROWN AS ‘BECKY’ JOINING  CHELSEA HALFPENNY AS ‘JENNA’ AND EVELYN HOSKINS AS ‘DAWN’ 

    Producers Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian are delighted to announce that David Hunter and Wendy Mae Brown will join the cast of the UK and Ireland Tour of the smash hit romantic musical comedy WAITRESS as ‘Dr Pomatter’ and ‘Becky’. waitressthemusical.co.uk

    Wendy Mae Brown joins the production from 30 March 2022, David Hunter will appear in Llandudno from 30 March to 2 April 2022 and then from 30 May 2022.

    They join Chelsea Halfpenny as ‘Jenna’, Evelyn Hoskins as ‘Dawn’, 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

    David Hunter reprises his role as ‘Dr Pomatter’ having originated the role in the West End production of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. His other West End credits include Kinky Boots, Once, One Man, Two Guvnors, Songs For A New World, Tommy and Seussical. David gained national notoriety during his time on ITV’s Superstar, competing to play the role of ‘Jesus’ in Jesus Christ Superstar. His other film and television credits include Nativity 3, Holby City and Doctors. David is also the front man of pop-rock band, Reemer. 

    Wendy Mae Brown’s West End theatre credits include The Book of Dust, The Lorax and Kiss Me, Kate. Her other theatre credits include To Kill A Mockingbird, Ghost The Musical, Rent and South Pacific. Her television credits include Almost Never, River, Man Down, Porters, 40 North and Casualty. Wendy’s film credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Your Christmas or Mine?, Last Chance Harvey and Blackbeard The Pirate. 

    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.

    Evelyn Hoskins most recently played the role of ‘Dawn’ in Waitress in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre. Her other theatre credits include the title role in Carrie at Southwark Playhouse, Spring Awakening at the Lyric Hammersmith and in the West End, Assassins at the Nottingham Playhouse and Watermill Theatre, Mrs Henderson Presents at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Peter and the Starcatcher at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, This Is My Family at Sheffield Crucible and on UK Tour, The Boy Who Fell Into A Book at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and The Secret Garden at Birmingham Rep.

    WAITRESS is based on the 2007 movie written by Adrienne Shelly. Music and lyrics are written by GRAMMY award-winning, singer-songwriter sensation Sara Bareilles, who appeared on the Graham Norton TV show, performing the hit song from the show She Used To Be Mine. 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. 

    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. The North American tour of Waitress is currently on hold due to COVID-19. Waitress is currently on tour in Japan (Japanese language production), and is set to open in Australia and Holland.

    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. 

    Book by Jessie Nelson

    Music and Lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Sara Bareilles

    Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly

    Directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus

    WAITRESS was originally produced by Barry & Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick. The tour is produced by Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian Productions.

    WAITRESS UK & IRELAND TOUR 2021/2022

    8 – 12 MARCH 2022

    NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL theatreroyal.co.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Sandra Marvin – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, Matt Willis – Dr Pomatter. 

    21 – 26 MARCH 2022

    THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH theatreroyal.com

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Sandra Marvin – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, Matt Willis – Dr Pomatter. 

    30 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2022 LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU venuecymru.co.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    5 – 9 APRIL 2022 EDEN COURT INVERNESS eden-court.co.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, Matt Willis – Dr Pomatter. 

    12 – 16 APRIL 2022 GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE atgtickets.com

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, Matt Willis – Dr Pomatter. 

    19 – 23 APRIL 2022 EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE atgtickets.com

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, Matt Willis – Dr Pomatter. 

    25 – 30 APRIL 2022 OXFORD NEW THEATRE atgtickets.com

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, Matt Willis – Dr Pomatter. 

    9 – 14 MAY 2022 LIVERPOOL EMPIRE atgtickets.com

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, Matt Willis – Dr Pomatter. 

    16 – 21 MAY 2022 BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME birminghamhippodrome.com

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, Matt Willis – Dr Pomatter. 

    24 – 28 MAY 2022 THE MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON mayflower.org.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, Matt Willis – Dr Pomatter. 

    30 MAY – 4 JUNE 2022 WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF  wmc.org.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    7 – 18 JUNE 2022 BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE DUBLIN bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    21 – 25 JUNE 2022 TORQUAY PRINCESS THEATRE  atgtickets.com

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    28 JUNE – 2 JULY 2022 WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE grandtheatre.co.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    4 – 9 JULY 2022 DARTFORD ORCHARD THEATRE orchardtheatre.co.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    11 – 16 JULY 2022 BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL atgtickets.com

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    18 – 23 JULY 2022 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL trch.co.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    25 – 30 JULY 2022 BRADFORD ALHAMBRA bradford-theatres.co.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    1 – 6 AUGUST 2022 CANTERBURY MARLOWE THEATRE marlowetheatre.com On SALE SOON

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    9 – 13 AUGUST 2022 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION southendtheatres.org.uk

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

    15 – 20 AUGUST 2022 NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL norwichtheatre.org

    Chelsea Halfpenny – Jenna, Wendy Mae Brown – Becky, Evelyn Hoskins – Dawn, David Hunter – Dr Pomatter. 

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