Waitress The Musical, Adelphi Theatre - ★★ - Until March 28, 2020


The frequent knock on musicals is that they are fairy tale stories with a simplistic morality. "Waitress" deals with a woman abused by her husband who unhappily discovers she is pregnant. She then has an affair with her married gynaecologist whom we are not supposed to judge as taking advantage of her state (don't think #metoo). But when she has the baby, she is, as is the case in real life, immediately changed ... instantly adoring the child, she is able to stand up to her abusive husband and to see that the relationship with her married doctor/lover will not work. Should the audience worry about her being alone, homeless, in an underpaying job and dealing with a newborn? No need! Her boss has died in the hospital while she was giving birth, and he has left her the cafe where she is the star pie maker. This plot without a moral compass is supported by some rather tired comic lines and music. The cast are energetic and Jack Mcbrayer as Ogie does an outstanding comic turn, but the singing is unfortunately amplified in a way that takes some amazing voices and renders them thin and sometimes unintelligible. We'd skip the pie of the day.

Reviewed by J.C.


 Our score:  ☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:

Until Mar 28, 2020
Mon - Sat: 7:30 pm, Wed & Sat: 2:30 pm.
Adelphi Theatre
Nearest tube: Charing Cross
https://lwtheatres.co.uk/theatres/adelphi

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