The UK and Ireland tour of Waitress the Musical has concluded in Norwich this evening, at the Theatre Royal.

All cast members and swings were given a copy of a letter from Sara Bareilles earlier in the day, which includes a section of handwriting lyrics from ‘Everything Changes’ and a message at the end saying ‘Thank you for your heart and your artistry. Sugar, butter, forever.’

The tour was the final replica production running, following the early closure of the Broadway restaging late last year, and the conclusion of the USA tour and residencies earlier this year.

The professionally shot recording of the musical is due for release before Christmas 2022, with a non-replica production planned in Sweden in 2023, and amateur rights due to be released in the UK and USA later this year.