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Waitress extends booking period

Blake Harrison. Photo credit: Dan Ross.

Casting news

PRODUCERS have confirmed that Waitress has extended its booking period at the Adelphi Theatre until December 7, 2019.

Previously Posted: On June 17, 2019, Blake Harrison, best known for playing Neil Sutherland in the BAFTA-winning E4 comedy The Inbetweeners, will join the cast of Waitress as Ogie.

He will take over the role from Jack McBrayer, who will complete his West End debut run in the hit musical on Saturday, June 15.

It has also recently been announced that Lucie Jones will take over the role of Jenna following Katharine McPhee’s last performance on June 15, and Ashley Roberts will step into the role of Dawn from June 17 for a strictly limited summer season. Read more

The next Waitress London Cast Album Karaoke Night has also been confirmed for Wednesday, June 26 – in partnership with Gay Times.

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.

Blake Harrison recently appeared in the highly acclaimed BBC Drama A Very English Scandal, alongside Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw and Alex Jennings. He is well known for his role as Neil Sutherland in the multi award-winning E4 series The Inbetweeners, the success of which led to The Inbetweeners Movie and sequel The Inbetweeners 2.

His other recent screen credits include Prime Suspect 1973, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, E4 series’ Tripped and the feature film Dad’s Army. Upcoming screen credits include the comedy-crime film Madness In The Method, due for release later this year and the BBC’s new World War II drama World On Fire this September.

Harrison’s theatre credits include STEP 9 (Of 12) at Trafalgar Studios and, most recently, the lead role of Michael in The End Of The Pier at Park Theatre.

Waitress is currently booking at the Adelphi Theatre until October 19, 2019.

Image: Blake Harrison. Photo credit: Dan Ross.