It has been confirmed that The Inbetweeners star will take over the role of Ogie this summer.
Best known for his portrayal of as Neil Sutherland in the award-winning comedy series The Inbetweeners, it has been announced that Blake Harrison will be taking over the role of Ogie from the 17th June, with Jack McBrayer having his final performance in the role on the 15th June.
This latest cast announcement follows on from the news that Lucie Jones will take over the role of Jenna following Katharine McPhee’s last performance on 15th June, and Ashley Roberts will step into the role of Dawn from 17th June for a strictly limited summer season.
Featuring original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, 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’s recent credits include appearing in the acclaimed BBC Drama A Very English Scandal, alongside Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw and Alex Jennings. His stage credits include STEP 9 (Of 12) in the West End at London’s Trafalgar Studios and, most recently, the lead role of Michael in The End Of The Pier at The Park theatre, London.
The cast for the London production also includes Marisha Wallace as Becky, Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe.
As well as music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, the creative team for the musical includes: a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland) and choreography by Lorin Latarro.
Waitress continues to play at the Adelphi Theatre. To book tickets click here or visit: See Tickets, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, From the Box Office, Last Minute.com, Love Theatre.com, West End Theatre Breaks or Encore Tickets.