The producers of the UK tour of Waitress are sorry to announce that, due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the performing company, it has become necessary to cancel tonight’s performance at the New Theatre Oxford.

A statement said that they fully expect all performances for the remainder of the week to take place.

COVID-19 caused havoc to the tour last week in Edinburgh, with many ensemble members playing lead roles, and two former West End cast members flying to Scotland to join the cast.

On 22 April, Olivia Mitchell became the youngest person to play Jenna, and the first person of colour to play Jenna in the UK, with Scarlet Gabriel as Becky, Charlie Martin as Dawn, Ben Morris as Cal, and Christopher D. Hunt as Joe. Mark Willshire and Laura Selwood, who were both part of the West End cast, returned to show with Mark starring as Earl, and Laura doing a split track ensemble/swing role, with Donal Brennan.

Update (Tuesday 26 April): The tour officially opened in Oxford this evening, with Joel Montague reprising his West End role as Ogie.