The casting for the new production of Truman Capote’s classic masterpiece has been announced for the 2016 UK tour and West End limited season.
Starring alongside Pixie Lott as Holly, the cast will also include Matt Barber (Downton Abbey) as Fred, Victor McGuire (Trollied) will play Joe Bell. They will be joined by Robert Calvert as Doc, Naomi Cranston as Mag, Charlie De Melo as Jose, Tim Francis as Rusty Trawler, Andrew Joshi as Yunioshi, Melanie La Barrie Mme Spanella, Sevan Stephan as O J Berman, with Katy Allen and Andy Watkins.
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.
Adapted by Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster, this new production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s will see Pixie Lott taking on the iconic role of Holly – memorably played by Audrey Hepburn. She will playing the role on both the UK tour from the 3rd March to 30th April and 13th to the 25th June, with Verity Rushworth playing Holly on other dates of the UK tour.
The show will then transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London from the 30th June to the 17th September – with Pixie Lott once again taking the lead role.
This new production will feature memorable songs from the 1940’s as well as original music by Grant Olding (One Man,Two Guvnors). It designed by Matthew Wright, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Mic Pool.
Director 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.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s embarks on a UK tour from the 3rd March until the 25th June, transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London from the 30th June to the 17th September. To book tickets for either the tour or the West End run visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, ATG Tickets, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.