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Joel Montague to play Ogie in Waitress

Joel Montague

Casting news

ON December 2, 2019, Joel Montague will join the cast of Waitress to play Ogie. He takes over the role from Joe Sugg who has been with the production since September 9.

Montague will join lead cast members Lucie Jones as Jenna, Hannah Tointon as Dawn, Sandra Marvin as Becky, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter, Tamlyn Henderson as Earl and Andrew Boyer as Old Joe.

Montague’s theatre work includes: Mendel in Falsettos (The Other Palace); Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls (Théâtre Marigny, Paris); Gangster 2 in Kiss Me Kate (Sheffield Crucible); Kevin in Fat Friends (UK Tour); U/S Dewey Finn in School Of Rock (Gillian Lynne Theatre); Eddie Ryan in Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory/Savoy Theatre), Dance captain and U/S Leo Bloom in The Producers (UK Tour); Swing/U/S Bobby Strong in Urinetown (St. James Theatre/Apollo Theatre); Eddie and Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour); Ensemble and U/S Joey in Sister Act (UK Tour); Dick in Dick Whittington (Milton Keynes); Swing in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre); and Riff in West Side Story (Royal Northern College of Music).

His screen work includes: Tagging Man in Girlfriends (ITV); Featured Performer for Move Like Michael Jackson (Trailer) for BBC 3; Jim in Coronation Street (Granada Television); Dean in Girls in Love (ITV); Philip in Grange Hill (BBC Television); World in Action (ITV); and Small Boy in ‘In Suspicious Circumstances’ (ITV).

The full Waitress company also includes Piers Bate, Cindy Belliot, Olivia Moore, Ben Morris, Nathaniel Morrison, Rosemary Nkrumah, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder, Matthew Rowland, Laura Selwood, Richard Taylor Woods, Lucia De Wan, Mark Willshire and Madison Worley.

A musical comedy, Waitress tells the story of 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.

Waitress is currently booking at the Adelphi Theatre until March 28, 2020.