Waitress Musical Manchester Review

It was press night in Manchester last night, Waitress is showing now at the Opera House and it’s a must see!

Catch Waitress now until 20th November 2021 in Manchester.

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.

This musical was completely new to me, I didn’t even know that it was a film also so I didn’t really know what to expect. Well, wow it was fantastic! I haven’t laughed as much as I did during the show in a long time! It was just a funny show though, it was meaningful, full of real friendships and hardships.

Credit: Johan Persson

The entire cast were amazing! Lucie Jones (I recognised her from the XFactor) played Jenna and had a superb voice. I loved Matt Willis’s character (from Busted!). Matt played the very shy Dr Promatter and he was fantastic.

Credit: Johan Persson

Special mention to George Crawford for his brilliant performance as Ogie. Ogie was a whirlwind of a character but he was hilarious. He had the entire audience in stitches every time he burst onto the stage.

It was also great to see the live orchestra on the stage too. it is sometimes easy to forgot all the people involved in the actual music of a musical so having them right there on stage is always great.

Credit: Johan Persson

It was funny, heart-warming, cheeky and brilliant! It’s a total must-see. Definitely 5 stars!

For tickets and more information see here.

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