The West End production of Waitress the Musical have announced the unlikely reopening of the production (which was due to run until July) due to the current country lockdown with the Coronavirus.
In a statement released online by the producers, they said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of our beloved London production of Waitress the Musical. As you’ll be aware, we’ve had to temporarily lower the curtain at the Adelphi Theatre and is now unlikely that the diner will reopen once this period of uncertainty is over. If things do change and there is a world in which we believe we could continue the run at the Adelphi before 4 July, we will be in touch with you. Ticket holders will be contacted in due course by their point of purchase.”
This most likely won’t be the first statement like this that we see over the coming months as the current state of the world means the entire West End theatre scene is closed down for potentially months until the Coronavirus has been contained. And with theatres like the National confirming they will not reopen until July, it is understandable that shows like Waitress, which were only due to run until then, feel it better to be upfront and cancel runs now, rather than keep people hanging on, wondering what will happen.
Waitress were the big winners at the 2019 West End Wilma Awards last November, with Lucie Jones taking home Best Takeover In A Role for her performance as Jenna and Waitress winning Best West End Show.