Pixie Lott stars in Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Truman Capote’s classic tale Breakfast at Tiffany’s is brought to the West End stage in a new stage play with music at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster, this tale of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly and her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City, is told through the eyes of a young writer, completely fascinated by this exquisite extrovert who every woman wants to be, and every man wants to be with. Featuring memorable songs from the era, this stylish production is set to capture the hearts of audiences and sparkle like a diamond in a Tiffany’s window.
Pixie Lott will star as Holly Golightly in a limited 12-week season of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 30 June 2016 to 17 September 2016 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Based on Truman Capote’s beloved masterwork, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is set in New York in 1943. Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly – including Fred. But Fred is poor, and Holly’s other suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred – just as her past catches up with her.
Pixie Lott will lead the cast as Holly Golightly.
The full cast includes Pixie Lott, Matt Barber, Victor McGuire, Robert Calvert, Naomi Cranston , Charlie De Melo, Tim Frances, Andrew Joshi, Melanie La Barrie, Sevan Stephan, Katy Allen and Andy Watkins.
Directed by Nikolai Foster, with adaptation by Richard Greenberg and design by Matthew Wright.
Venue InformationTheatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly), Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
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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.
Matt Barber to star as Fred opposite Pixie Lott’s Holly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The full cast has been announced for the 2016 UK and Ireland Tour and the West End limited season of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, adapted by Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster.
Matt Barber (Atticus Aldridge in Downton Abbey) will play Fred and Victor McGuire (the sit-coms Trollied and Bread) will play Joe Bell. They will be joined by 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.
As previously announced, Pixie Lott will star as Holly Golightly for the UK and Ireland Tour, from 3 March to 30 April and 13 to 25 June, and at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 June to 17 September.
Artistic Director of Curve, Nikolai Foster said, “It’s a testament to the beauty of Capote’s imagination, the extraordinary characters he created and Greenberg’s faithful adaptation, that alongside Pixie and Matt, we have assembled such an accomplished company of actors to bring this dazzling play to life.”
The production will be directed by Nikolai Foster, with production design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Mic Pool and wig design by Campbell Young.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will begin performances at the Curve, Leicester on 3 March 2016, before embarking on a UK & Ireland Tour. There will be a 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End from 30 June to 17 September 2016.
Verity Rushworth will play the role of Holly Golightly on the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan. She will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates have been previously announced.
Truman Capote’s classic novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning Finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors).
Verity Rushworth played the role of Donna Windsor in Emmerdale for 11 years, a role for which she won a British Soap Award this year. Her theatre roles include Velma Kelly in Paul Kerryson’s production of Chicago (Leicester Curve), Grace Farrell in Nikolai Foster’s production of Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Maria in Jeremy Sams’s production of The Sound of Music (national tour) and Penny Pingleton in Jack O’Brien’s production of Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre, London).
Verity Rushworth said, “I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to play the dream role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I cannot wait to step into the fabulous shoes of such an icon and discover the endless layers to her complicated and fascinating personality – not to mention her wardrobe!”