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Lucie Jones and David Hunter return to Waitress on March 23

Lucie Jones and David Hunter

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LUCIE Jones and David Hunter will return to the roles of Jenna and Dr Pomatter in the 2020 Olivier Award nominated musical Waitress from Monday, March 23, 2020.

Waitress has been nominated for Best New Musical and Best New Original Score for music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, who is currently performing with Gavin Creel at the Adelphi Theatre until March 21.

NaTasha Yvette Williams joins the Waitress company in the role of Becky.

Lucie Jones has played some of the most iconic roles in musical theatre, including Cosette in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), Maureen Johnson in RENT (The Other Palace/national tour), Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (national tour), Holly in The Wedding Singer (national tour), Victoria in American Psycho The Musical (Almeida Theatre), Molly Jensen in Ghost: The Musical (Asian tour) and Meat in the We Will Rock You (world arena tour).

Jones was a finalist in the 2009 series of The X Factor and toured the UK playing to sell out arena crowds on The X Factor Tour in 2010. In January 2017, she won the public vote on the BBC2 show Eurovision – You Decide with her original song Never Give Up On You and competed at the Eurovision World Final in Ukraine. Other television work includes roles in Midsomer Murders and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

David Hunter’s previous West End credits include the lead role of Charlie Price in Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), Once (Phoenix Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors (Adelphi Theatre/National Theatre/UK Tour), Seussical (Arts Theatre) and The Who’s Tommy (Prince Edward Theatre). Other theatre credits include The Hired Man (Leicester Curve/Colchester Mercury), Pub and Spinach (The Royal Exchange) and The Mayor Of Zalamea (Liverpool Everyman).

In 2012, Hunter reached the semi-finals of ITV’s Superstar, competing to play the role of ‘Jesus’ in Jesus Christ Superstar. Screen credits include the film Nativity 3 and he has recently filmed an episode of Holby City for BBC1.

As the frontman of pop/rock band ‘Reemer’, Hunter has recorded with the producers responsible for The Rolling Stones and The Who, before earning support slots for artists such as The Feeling, Scouting for Girls and finally McFly on their UK Arena Tour. In April 2018, he released his first solo EP, Silver Linings, featuring five original songs.

NaTasha Yvette Williams is returning to the role of Becky after playing the part on Broadway. Her other Broadway credits include: Chicago (Mama Morton), A Night With Janis Joplin (Aretha, Joplinaire), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Mariah) and The Color Purple (Sofia).

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 booking at the Adelphi Theatre until July 4, 2020. The show has recently announced a new UK and Ireland tour which will open in Dublin in November 2020.