OPPOSITE PIXIE LOTT’S HOLLY
IN TRUMAN CAPOTE’S BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
ADAPTED BY RICHARD GREENBERG
2016 UK & IRELAND TOUR AND WEST END SEASON
FULL CAST ANNOUNCED
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.
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, RSC’s Don Quixote).
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. However 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.
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. We are thrilled to welcome the company to Curve and our audiences in Leicester and on tour in the UK. Every week of 2016 will see a Curve production on a UK stage and we are thrilled Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be part of this commitment to sharing work that has been made at Curve.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be directed by Nikolai Foster, the Artistic Director of Curve, with production design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Mic Pool and wig design by Campbell Young.
Nikolai Foster is Artistic Director at Curve. Recent productions include Roald Dahl’s The Witches, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good and Shakespeare’s Richard III (all Curve), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), the 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing (Curve and Nottingham Playhouse), Calamity Jane(Watermill Theatre, Newbury & UK tour) and a major new production of the Broadway musical Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK tour).
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.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a co-production between the Curve and Colin Ingram, Peter Kane, William Sinclair and Michael Melnick & Finlay Gray.
For more information, visit www.breakfastattiffanys.co.uk.
TOUR SCHEDULE 2016
*3 – 12 March LEICESTER 0116 242 3595
*15 – 19 March CANTERBURY 01227 787787
Marlowe Theatre www.marlowetheatre.com
*4 – 9 April LEEDS 0844 848 2700
Grand Theatre www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
*12 – 16 April SALFORD 0843 208 6000
Lowry Theatre www.thelowry.com
*18 – 23 April BIRMINGHAM 0844 871 3011
New Alexandra Theatre www.atgtickets.com/birmingham
*25 – 30 April SOUTHAMPTON 02380 711811
Mayflower Theatre www.mayflower.org.uk
2 – 7 May ABERDEEN 01224 641122
His Majesty’s www.aberdeenperformingarts.com
9 –14 May NOTTINGHAM 0115 989 5555
Theatre Royal www.trch.co.uk
16 – 21 May BATH 01225 448844 (on sale spring 2016)
Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk
23 – 28 May GLASGOW 0844 871 7647
Theatre Royal www.atgtickets.com/glasgow
30 May – 4 June EDINBURGH 0131 529 6000
King’s Theatre www.edtheatres.com
6 – 11 June HIGH WYCOMBE 01494 512 000
Wycombe Swan www.wycombeswan.co.uk
*13 – 18 June DUBLIN 0818 719 377
Bord Gais Theatre www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
*20 – 25 June PLYMOUTH 01752 267222
Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com
*30 June – 17 September LONDON 020 7930 8800
Theatre Royal Haymarket www.trh.co.uk
*Pixie Lott Dates