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Meet the Cast

Chelsea Halfpenny

Chelsea Halfpenny

Jenna

Chelsea Halfpenny

Jenna

Chelsea Halfpenny is a Newcastle-born, award-winning actor and singer. She got her break at just 10-years-old through an audition in the local newspaper, and started her career as ‘Lucy Summerbee’ in hit teen drama Byker Grove back in 2002, continuing in the show for 4 years. 

Chelsea played season regular ‘Amy Wyatt’ at Emmerdale for three years – where she performed an episode completely live - before moving onto BAFTA winning medical drama Casualty, where she starred as Dr. Alicia Munroe for 4 years, winning an Inside Soap Award for ‘Best Drama Star’ after tackling an incredibly difficult and poignant storyline. 

Chelsea continued to perform to eager audiences across the country, from 11,000 people at Utilita Arena alongside other North East legends, to a solo performance of ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas’ at The Royal Albert Halls ‘Christmas with the Stars’.

Chelsea’s dreams became a reality when she made her West End debut in 2019 as endearing Judy Bernly in Dolly Parton’s hit musical 9to5 at The Savoy Theatre, where she performed an incredible 220 shows.

Chelsea is beyond thrilled to be taking on the stellar role of Jenna Hunterson in Waitress, and would love to dedicate her performance to all of the incredible and strong women in her family, and around the world. 

TV credits: Byker Grove (BBC), Emmerdale (ITV), Casualty (BBC), Grantchester (ITV)

Theatre credits: Beryl (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Two (Above The Arts), 9to5 (The Savoy Theatre)

Instagram: @chelseahalfpenny

Twitter: @ChelseaHP

WENDY MAE BROWN

WENDY MAE BROWN

Becky

WENDY MAE BROWN

Becky

Wendy Mae Brown’s theatre credits include Benedicta in The Book of Dust for Bridge Theatre, Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird for Theatr Clwyd, The Lorax for The Old Vic, Martha in White Christmas for Curve Theatre, Leicester, Hattie in Kiss Me Kate for The Old Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre, Oda Mae in Ghost The Musical on the UK Tour for ATG & Australian Tour for GWB Entertainment, Bloody Mary in South Pacific for Kilworth House. Her television credits include Almost Never, River, Man Down, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Porters, 40 North, Casualty and her film credits include Your Christmas or Mine?, Last Chance Harvey and Blackbeard the Pirate.

EVELYN HOSKINS

EVELYN HOSKINS

Dawn

EVELYN HOSKINS

Dawn

Evelyn played the role of Dawn in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, London.

Theatre credits include: Assassins (Nottingham Playhouse/Watermill); Cruel Intentions (Bill Kenwright); Mayfly (Orange Tree Theatre); Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate); Carrie (Southwark Playhouse); Hero's Welcome (UK Tour, Off-Broadway); This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible, UK Tour); The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Peter Pan (US Tour); The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep); and Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith, West End).

TV credits include: A Confession (ITV); The Sound of Music Live (ITV); Casualty; Holby City; Doctors (BBC); and Misfits (E4).

Concerts include: The Hired Man (Cadogan Hall); Christmas with the Stars (Royal Albert Hall); Peter Pan (Adelphi); and Cool Rider (Lyric, West End).

David Hunter

David Hunter

Dr. Pomatter

David Hunter

Dr. Pomatter

David Hunter reprises his role as ‘Dr Pomatter’ having originated the role in the West End production of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. His other West End credits include Kinky Boots, Once, One Man, Two Guvnors, Songs For A New World, Tommy and Seussical. David gained national notoriety during his time on ITV’s Superstar, competing to play the role of ‘Jesus’ in Jesus Christ Superstar. His other film and television credits include Nativity 3, Holby City and Doctors. David is also the front man of pop-rock band, Reemer.

George Crawford

George Crawford

Ogie

George Crawford

Ogie

George graduated from Arts Ed in 2019.

Theatre Credits Include: Ensemble/ Cover Price/ Cover Cunningham in The Book of Mormon (UK Tour); Jinx in Forever Plaid (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

Credits whilst training Include: Newsie in Newsies; Daniel Beauxhomme in Once on This Island; George in Sunday in the Park with George.

Insta @georgeygriff

Twitter @georgescg97

Michael Starke

Michael Starke

Old Joe

Michael Starke

Old Joe

Theatre credits includeSister Act (National Tour); Hairspray (National Tour); The Rocky Horror Show (National Tour); Bouncers (Liverpool's Royal Court); The Play What I Wrote (Wyndham's Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse); Hamlet (Liverpool Everyman Theatre).

TV credits includeBrookside (Channel 4); The Royal (ITV); Coronation Street (ITV); Stig of the Dump (BBC)Casualty (BBC)Benidorm(BBC); Holby City (BBC); The Virtues (Channel 4); Moving On (BBC); Tin Star (Sky Atlantic); The Responder (BBC).

Films credits include:The 51st State (Focus Films) Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit (Paramount Pictures) No Surrender (Channel 4 Films) Stephen (Hurricane Films). 

Tamlyn Henderson

Tamlyn Henderson

Earl

Tamlyn Henderson

Earl

Tamlyn has spent the majority of his professional career in Australia. He graduated with a B.A. in Music Theatre from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2001.

Theatre includes: Earl in Waitress (Adelphi), Sam in Mamma Mia (UK/International), Stephen in The Dark Room (Theatre 503), Factory Foreman, cover Javert/Thenardier in Les Miserables (Australia/Asia), Frank in Ladies in Black (Queensland Theatre),Herr Zeller, cover Captain in The Sound of Music (GFO), Svec inOnce, Marvin in Falsettos and How to Act Around Cops (Darlinghurst Theatre Co), Wild Bill Hickok in Calamity Jane, Bobby, cover Cliff in Cabaret (IMG/Fran& Barry Weissler), cover Galileo, Britney and Khashoggi inWe Will Rock You (Aus/Japan), Weasel inWind in the Willows (Kew Gardens),The Importance of Being Earnest (Seymour Centre), The Gruffalo (Australia/UK), and Circumspecto (Sydney Opera House).

Writing: Tamlyn spent much of the mid to late ‘noughties’ creating and performing as one half of comedy duo Allsopp & Henderson. Their surrealplays, The Jinglists, Pork Stiletto and A Porthole into the Minds of the Vanquished- once reviewed as being ‘middway between Beckett and the Boosh’- have been performed widely around Australia (including at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne International Comedy Festival), at the Soho Theatre in London, and at the Gilded Balloon and Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Film and TV credits include: The Crown, Careless Love, Cedar Boys, Redfern Now, All Saints and the self produced web series ‘As Actors’-Manila.

Christopher D Hunt

Christopher D Hunt

Cal

Christopher D Hunt

Cal

Christopher most recently appeared in the UK Tour of We Will Rock You.

Theatre credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird (UK Tour); the original London cast of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre, West End); the original UK cast of The Addams Family (UK and International Tour); original cast of Batman Live (UK, European, South America and U.S.A Arena Tour); original London cast of The Lord Of The Rings (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); original London cast of Zorro The Musical (Garrick Theatre); original cast of 20th Century Boy (UK Tour); Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre); Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound Of Music (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! (UK And Ireland Tour); Evita (UK And European Tour); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK And Ireland Tour); Stiles And Drewes’ Peter Pan (Leeds Playhouse); The Three Musketeers (The Rose Theatre, Kingston); Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee Royal Variety Performance (Dominion Theatre) & The BBC Proms.

Television credits include: Playing John Lennon, Oliver Cromwell and Christopher Marlowe in Greatest Britons (BBC); Chris Jones in Rush (C4 Productions); Lasso Larry in Anorak Of Fire (BBC); Children In Need (BBC); This Morning (ITV); Wetten Das (Germany) and Dancing With The Stars (Greece).

Christopher can also be heard on the Original cast albums of The Lord Of The Rings (AR Rahmann, Värttinä, Chris Nightingale), Zorro The Musical (The Gipsy Kings, First Night Records), Stiles And Drewes’ Peter Pan - A New Musical Adventure (George Stiles And Anthony Drewe).

Christopher would like to dedicate this performance to his wife and daughter for their constant love and support.

Monique Ashe Palmer

Monique Ashe Palmer

Ensemble

Monique Ashe Palmer

Ensemble

In January Monique made her West End debut as Ensemble/Cover Nurse Norma in Waitress Adelphi Theatre.

Theatre includes: Madagascar The Musical (UK & International Tour), Sleeping Beauty (Camberley Theatre).

Television includes: I'm Coming Out (2019 Boots Summer Campaign)

Monique is extremely excited to be back at the diner and would like to thank her family, friends & agents for their continued support.

Aimée Fisher

Aimée Fisher

Ensemble

Aimée Fisher

Ensemble

Aimée trained at the Arts Educational Schools, London having gained a scholarship at the age of 16, graduating in 2016 with a First Class B.A. (Hons) in Musical Theatre.

Theatre Credits include: Ensemble / Cover Fantine in Les Misérables (West End); Ensemble / Cover Elphaba/ Nessarose in Wicked (West End).

Theatre Credits whilst training include: Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre); Princess Zara in Utopia Ltd. and Bells are Ringing.

Television includes: West Side Story cast in Shakespeare Live! with the RSC at Royal Shakespeare Theatre (BBC) and The Olivier Awards 2015 and 2016 at Royal Opera House (ITV).

Concerts include: My Lifelong Love - An Evening with Georgia Stitt and Friends (Garrick Theatre) for Tarento Productions and Hey Old Friends – 85th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

Radio includes: Friday Night is Music Night – We Can Be Heroes (BBC Radio 2) and D-Day: 70 Years On Commemorative Concert (BBC Radio 2 at the Royal Albert Hall).

Recordings include: Rhydian World in Union 2015 (Futura Classics).

Twitter: @AimeeFisher2

Instagram: @aimeelynfisher

Scarlet Gabriel

Scarlet Gabriel

Norma

Scarlet Gabriel

Norma

Theatre includes: Cleves in SIX the Musical (NCL Bliss), Milan Stage Manager u/s Trish in Kinky Boots (UK Tour), Clara u/s Oda Mae in Ghost (Asia Tour), Tina Turner in Dancing in the Streets (UK Tour), Diana Ross in Get Ready (UK Tour), Ruby in HOPE! The Obama Musical (Germany), Hackney Empire, Production Lead for P&O Australia, Guest Entertainer for Princess/NCL Cruises.

Film/Television includes: Johnny English 3 (Universal); Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (Sky1),

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ITV), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Tattoo Fixers (Channel 4), Children in Need with Peter Andre (BBC1), Don’t Stop Believing, ident (Channel 5), Noel’s Christmas Present (SKY1), Andrea Faustini, music video (Sony), Semi-finalist, Must be the Music (SKY1), MTV Base, SKY News

Radio: The Breakfast Show (95.8), Stephen Bumfrey (BBC Norfolk)

 

Celebrity Vocalist: Christian Benteke, Jason Robinson (OBE), Ron Dennis (CBE), Billie Brown and Ty Ogunkoya

Other: Wembley Arena, Ministry of Sound, Abbey Road Studios, Cadogan Hall…

Scarlet is passionate about personal development and is an advocate for wellbeing in the arts; she is an industry mentor, certified life coach and accredited money coach. Scarlet was recently nominated for an Industry Minds Award for her work in mental health awareness. Scarlet is super excited to join Waitress.

Links: @ScarletGabriel | www.ScarletGabriel.com

Amelia Atherton

Amelia Atherton

Ensemble

Amelia Atherton

Ensemble

Amelia trained at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) graduating in 2020.

Theatre Credits include: Lisa in Next Thing You Know (The Garden Theatre); Spirit of the Ring in Aladdin (The Lowther Pavillion); Fairy Bowbells in Dick Wittington (The Spotlight Theatre).

Concerts include: Graduates at Cadogan Hall

Credits while training include: The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (Eve Lyons Theatre); Ensemble in Chess (Electric Theatre).

Amelia is thrilled to be appearing in the Waitress UK tour. It is a dream show and dream score of hers and she is extremely thankful for the opportunity, particularly after graduating into a global pandemic.

Socials: @ameliaatherton

Ben Morris

Ben Morris

Ensemble

Ben Morris

Ensemble

Ben is from Dublin and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.

Theatre includes: Waitress (Adelphi), Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (UK tour), The Phantom of The Opera (Her Majesty’s), The Commitments (UK tour), Fiddler On The Roof (Savoy), Oh What a Lovely War (Irish tour) Jesus Christ Superstar (National Concert Hall), I Do, I Do! (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) FAME the Musical (Irish Tour), Hair (European arena tour), Listen to my Heart (Smock Alley), The Shadow of the Glen (Union).


Television includes: The Tudors (BBC), Delphine (Zanita Films), The Late Late Show, Detained, Fame The Musical, The Voice of Ireland Series 1-5 (RTE).

Twitter: @benmorrisactor

Nathanael Landskroner

Nathanael Landskroner

Ensemble

Nathanael Landskroner

Ensemble

Theatre includes: Back to the Future (Manchester Opera House); An Officer and a Gentleman (UK Tour); Scrooge (Curve Theatre, Leicester); Legally Blonde (International Tour); Grease (Curve Theatre, Leicester/Dubai) and Spring Awakening (National Youth Music Theatre).

Nathanael is delighted to join the cast of Waitress UK Tour.

@nathanaellandskroner

BRIAN RONALD

BRIAN RONALD

Ensemble

BRIAN RONALD

Ensemble

Theatre credits include: Eddie Kendricks in Just My Imagination (Veritas Entertainment), Drifter in Beautiful, The Carole King Musical (UK & Ireland No1 Tour), Jackie Thibodeaux in Caroline Or Change (Royal National Theatre), Ensemble in Frame (Royal National Theatre), Ensemble in A Midsummer Summer Night's Dream  (ENO)

Concert credits:  All Star Godspell Concert (Michael Quinn Productions)

Television credits include: Olivier Awards (ITV), Coronation Street (ITV), Disney XD Launch (Disney Channel XD).

Training credits include: Wiesel in Newsies, Featured Ensemble in Once On This Island

Charlie Martin

Charlie Martin

Dance Captain / Swing

Charlie Martin

Dance Captain / Swing

Charlie trained at Marron Theatre Arts in County Durham. She left home at eleven to study at the Royal Ballet School where she was Head Girl and received the April Olrich Award for Dynamic Performance. She completed her training at London Studio Centre.

Theatre Credits Include: Swing, Dance Captain in Matilda (UK Tour); Swing, Dance Captain, Cover Mrs Wilkinson/Dead Mam in Billy Elliot (UK Tour); Kathy Seldon in Singin' in the Rain (Cork Opera House); Swing, Cover and Played Dead Mam in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre); Ensemble, Cover Reno in Anything Goes (Kilworth House); Ensemble in 42nd Street Gala Performance (London Palladium); Ensemble; Cover and played Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre, West End); Swing, Cover and Played Anita in West Side Story (UK and World 50th Anniversary Tours); Alternate Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour).

Television Includes: Saturday Night Takeaway; Surprise Surprise!; This Morning; Royal Variety Performance 2011; Bo-Selecta. James Morrison Music Video – Get To You

Film Includes: Billy Elliot Live! (Live Cinema broadcast and DVD).

Olivia Mitchell

Olivia Mitchell

Swing

Olivia Mitchell

Swing

Olivia trained at PPA and will be graduating in the summer of 2021.

Credits while training include: Leading Player in Pippin and Dance Captain/Ensemble in Our House.

Olivia is delighted to be making her professional debut in Waitress.

Liam McHugh

Liam McHugh

Swing

Liam McHugh

Swing

Liam McHugh trained at the Performers College, Essex.

Theatre Credits whilst training include: Melchoir Gabor in Spring Awakening (Towngate Theatre).

Theatre Credits Include: Cover Brit in We Will Rock You (RCCL); Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (RCCL); Ensemble in Soho Cinders (Charing Cross).

TV Credits Include: Little Mix - The Search (BBC1).

Other Credits Include: Dancer for FA Cup Final and NFL International Tour (Wembley Arena).

Liam is thrilled to be joining the cast of Waitress. As always, each performance is dedicated to his parents.

@liam_mchugh

Donal Brennan

Donal Brennan

Swing

Donal Brennan

Swing

Donal trained at the London School of Musical Theatre.

Theatre Credits include: 12 Tenors (European tour)

Donal is absolutely delighted to be joining the cast of Waitress on his first UK and Ireland tour.

Donal would like to give special thanks to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for their help with funding whilst training.