Katharine McPhee announces Waitress London leaving date

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Katharine McPhee has announced she will be leaving the cast of Waitress London in June.

Producers have announced that American singer McPhee will play her final performance on 15 June.


She said in a post on Instagram: “I’m playing Jenna and if you haven’t come to see the show yet nows your chance because I am here to June 15.

“I will be wrapping up on June 15 and so if you haven’t got your tickets, get them now. Hopefully you’ll come and see me!”

Confirmed the official Waitress London Twitter account: “We have #WaitressLondon news! Our wonderful @katharinemcphee’s final performance as Jenna will be on 15 June 2019 ?”

Her successor in the role has yet to be announced.

Waitress started performances on the West End in February 2019 following a successful Broadway run, where it is currently still playing.

Book Waitress tickets from £23.40 here

With a score by Sara Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson and direction by Paulus, Waitress features a ground-breaking, all-female lead creative team.

It tells the story of Jenna – currently played by McPhee – a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage.

When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Other current cast include Marisha Wallace as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, with Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter and Shaun Prendergast as diner owner Old Joe.

Completing the cast are Kelly Agbowu, Piers Bate, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Michael Hamway, Peter Hannah, Stephen Leask, Chris McGuigan, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder and Charlotte Riby.

Waitress is currently playing at the Adelphi Theatre and booking through until October 2019.

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