It has been announced that The Inbetweeners actress will replace Verity Rushworth in the UK tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 

Emily Atack artwork

Emily Atack will playing the iconic role of Holly Golightly in the UK tour of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s from the 2nd May until the 11th June 2016. She replaces former Emmerdale actress Verity Rushworth, who has just announced that she is expecting her first child.

Atack shares the role with Pixie Lott and can be seen performing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan.

Talking about her new role the actress said: “I am so flattered and honoured to be playing Holly Golightly; to take such an iconic role as my stage debut is both incredibly exciting and challenging. I can’t wait to get started and plan to have as much fun with it as possible. I’m very much looking forward to getting in front of an audience and going on this journey with them every night.”

This new production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is directed by Nikolai Foster who said of the new casting: “I am delighted Emily is joining Pixie Lott to share the role of Holly Golightly in our production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s a thrilling prospect for all of us to be working with actors who are perfectly suited to the role and will encourage a new generation of theatregoers to share Capote’s beautiful story. We cannot be sad to be losing Verity as it is for such a happy reason and we all wish her well with her pregnancy.”

The cast also includes Matt Barber (Atticus Aldridge in Downton Abbey) as Fred, Victor McGuire (the sit-coms Trolliedand Bread) as Joe Bell, Robert Calvert as Doc, Naomi Cranston as Mag, Charlie De Melo as José, Tim Frances as Rusty Trawler/Editor at21, Andrew Joshi as Yunioshi, Melanie La Barrie as Mme Spanella, and Sevan Stephan as OJ Berman/Dr Goldman, 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.  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.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s opened at the Curve Theatre in Leicester and embarks on a UK tour from the 15th March, before heading to London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 30th June to the 17th September. To book tickets for the West End run visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

 

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