Pixie Lott and Emily Atack to Share Role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

2016-03-07

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Emily Atack will now play the role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan. She will be replacing Verity Rushworth, who has had to withdraw because she is expecting her first child. Emily will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates, including the West End season, have been announced previously on MarkMeets.

Emily can currently be seen in the highly anticipated remake of Dad’s Army, which topped the UK box office earlier this year. Emily stars as Daphne alongside an all-star cast that includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones & Michael Gambon. She is best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the award-winning E4 series The Inbetweeners. Emily has most recently shot Iron Sky 2 alongside comedian Tom Green, and Lies We Tell opposite Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne and Gina McKee.

Pixie Lott and Emily Atack to Share Role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Emily said of her new role, “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.”

Director of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Nikolai Foster, said of the casting of Emily Atack, “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.”

Also in the cast of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are 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.

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 OutThree Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors). 

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.  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.

TOUR SCHEDULE 2016

*3 – 12 March                            LEICESTER                          0116 242 3595

Curve                                    www.curveonline.co.uk

 

*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

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

**Emily Atack Dates

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