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Preview: Waitress at Newcastle Theatre Royal


Chelsea Halfpenny to star in smash-hit musical Waitress at Newcastle Theatre Royal



Newcastle Theatre Royal

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March 2022

Local TV favourite Chelsea Halfpenny will play the role of Jenna in the smash hit romantic musical comedy Waitress when the diner opens its doors at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Chelsea Halfpenny began her career in the popular children’s television series Byker Grove. She appeared as ‘Amy Wyatt’ in Emmerdale for three years and ‘Alice Munroe’ in Casualty, a part she played for four years. Chelsea recently made her West End debut as ‘Judy Bernly’ in 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This beautiful musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.


Waitress plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tue 8 – Sat 12 Mar 2022. Tickets are priced from £15.00 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.

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