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 3rd March to 30th April and 13th to 25th June 2016, and at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30th June to 17th September.
Also as previously announced, Verity Rushworth will play the role of Holly Golightly on the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2nd May to 11th June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan.
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.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will begin performances at the Curve, Leicester on 3rd March 2016, before commencing on its UK & Ireland Tour. There will be a 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End from 30th 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.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Theatre Royal Haymarket
8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
TOUR SCHEDULE 2016
*3 – 12 March LEICESTER 0116 242 3595
*15 – 19 March CANTERBURY 01227 787787
*4 – 9 April LEEDS 0844 848 2700
*12 – 16 April SALFORD 0843 208 6000
*18 – 23 April BIRMINGHAM 0844 871 3011
New Alexandra Theatre
*25 – 30 April SOUTHAMPTON 02380 711811
**2 – 7 May ABERDEEN 01224 641122
**9 –14 May NOTTINGHAM 0115 989 5555
**16 – 21 May BATH 01225 448844 (on sale spring 2016)
Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk
**23 – 28 May GLASGOW 0844 871 7647
**30 May – 4 June EDINBURGH 0131 529 6000
**6 – 11 June HIGH WYCOMBE 01494 512 000
*13 – 18 June DUBLIN 0818 719 377
Bord Gais Theatre
*20 – 25 June PLYMOUTH 01752 267222
*30 June – 17 September LONDON 020 7930 8800
Theatre Royal Haymarket
*Pixie Lott Dates
**Verity Rushworth Dates