Singer Pixie Lott is set to play Holly Golightly in the iconic Breakfast At Tiffany’s for a UK tour ahead of a 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
It is the first time a stage adaptation of Truman Capote’s classic tale, which was brought to life so memorably by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film, has toured Britain. It will be presented in a co-production with the Curve Theatre, Leicester.
The 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 Odling (One Man, Two Guvnors).
“The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone – still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember,” Richard Greenberg explained.
“Capote was a great writer and a natural maker of plots and Breakfast at Tiffany’s has a drive that makes it very alluring to dramatise.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be directed by Nikolai Foster, the artistic director of Curve,
Based on Truman Capote’s 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 in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred – just as her past catches up with her.
Foster said: “I am thrilled Pixie Lott will lead the company in our production of Richard Greenberg’s beautiful adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
“Developing new audiences for drama and presenting plays which are socially relevant, are things we feel passionately about at Curve”.
Pixie Lott added: “I am so excited to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in my first West End play.
“I absolutely love Holly’s style, and free spirit; she has always been an icon to me and I can’t wait to bring my own personality to the role.
“Alongside music, I’ve always wanted to be in a play, and getting the opportunity to be in one of my all time favourites and play this fabulous character is a dream come true.”
Pixie Lott began studying at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts at the age of 11, and while there appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will mark her acting debut in a theatre play.
TOUR SCHEDULE 2016
March 3–12, Curve Theatre, Leicester March 15-19, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
April 4-9, Grand Theatre, Leeds
April 12-16, Lowry Theatre, Salford
April 18-23, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham April 25-30, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
June 13-18, Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin
June 20-25, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
June 30-September 17, Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
Further dates and casting to be announced.