Georgia May Foote will make her professional stage debut playing the role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Georgia who will share the role with Pixie Lott and Emily Atack, will play the role from 19 September 2016 until 19 November 2016 when the tour goes to Milton Keynes, Bristol, Malvern, Sheffield, Belfast, Cardiff and Norwich.

Georgia who is most known for playing Katy Armstrong in Coronation Street was runner-up in last year’s Strictly Come Dancing. Her other screen credits include Gemma in This Is England ’86 and Alison Simmons in Grange Hill.

Georgia said “I am so excited that for my first theatre role I will be playing such an iconic character. I cannot wait to join the cast of Breakfast at Tiffany’s as Holly Golightly. It’s a wonderful adaptation of an incredible story and I’m really thrilled to be part of it!”

Director Nikolai Foster said “Completing our perfect trio of leading ladies taking on the role of Holly Golightly, we are all thrilled Georgia is joining the Breakfast at Tiffany’s team. It’s hugely inspiring for all of us to be working with actors who are perfectly suited to the role and will help encourage new generations of theatregoers to share Capote’s beautiful story.”

Also in the cast of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are Matt Barber (Atticus Aldridge in Downton Abbey) as Fred, Victor McGuire (the sit-coms Trollied and Bread) as Joe Bell, Robert Calvert as Doc, Naomi Cranston as Mag, Charlie De Melo as José, Tim Frances as Rusty Trawler/Editor at 21, Andrew Joshi as Yunioshi, Melanie La Barrie as Mme Spanella, and Sevan Stephan as OJ Berman/Dr Goldman, with Katy Allen and Andy Watkins.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s began its run of sold-out performances at Curve, Leicester on 3 March 2016, before embarking on a UK & Ireland Tour on 15 March 2016. There will be a 12-week season in London’s West End from 30 June 2016 until 17 September 2016 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.  More info on London performances.