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Chizzy Akudolu and Laura Baldwin to host the next Waitress Cast Album Karaoke Night

Laura Baldwin and Chizzy Akudolu

THE HOSTS of the next Waitress London Cast Album Karaoke Night have been announced.

Laura Baldwin, who plays Dawn in the show, will host the post-show event alongside actress Chizzy Akudolu (Holby City, Strictly Come Dancing) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Audience members can sign up before the show for the chance to sing one minute of any song from Waitress – live on stage at the Adelphi and accompanied by the show’s musical director Katharine Woolley.

Although Chizzy Akudolu is best known for her role as Mo Effanga on BBC’s Holby City, her other television credits include EastEnders, Death In Paradise, Shakespeare And Hathaway, Tracey Breaks The News, Silent Witness, Mongrels, Twenty Twelve and Unzipped with Miranda Hart. She has also appeared in the films County Lines, In The Loop, Dustbin Baby and The Most Unromantic Man In The World.

Akudolu’s extensive theatre credits include Edmond de Bergerac (Birmingham Repertory Theatre/UK Tour); The Rec Room and Script Slam (Soho Theatre); King Of The Castle (Tell Tarra), The Vagina Monologues (UK Tour); Mixt Nutz (Guilded Balloon); Club V, The Best of Funny Black Women on the Edge (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Blaggers (Aarawak Moon); and Common Threads (Gwent Theatre).

The fourth Cast Album Karaoke Night will be in partnership with WhatsOnStage. Audience members who sign up before the show to sing a number from Waitress at the karaoke event will also be auditioning in front of a top West End casting director for the chance to win a cameo role – for one night only – in the smash hit musical. Read more.

Until June 15, 2019, Waitress stars Katharine McPhee (Scorpion, Smash) as Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.

The Tony-nominated musical by Sara Bareilles is currently booking at the Adelphi Theatre until Saturday, October 19, 2019.