|Booking From:||Friday, 16th September 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 17th September 2016|
|Running Time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
We come to London once in a while as a treat, and this time what a treat it was. I love the original film, but it is not faithful to the novella. This play really portrayed Holly Golightly as Capote intended (a blonde and a 'geisha'_ - and I thought Pixie Lott was brilliant in the role. Her version of Moon River was spine tingling. I loved the set, and the whole ensemble were brilliant. We were there on the 24th (see other review same date) and the staff at the theatre were lovely and very helpful. We also thought the actor who played Fred was great. Capotes stories are quite dark - and this is a dark tale, perhaps a surprise for those who expect the Audrey sanitised version. Loved Bob as well.
My sisters and I went to see this show last night and was amazed at the bad reviews it go even before it even opened. My sisters and I enjoyed it immensely so much so I could have sat and watches it all over again. We are ladies aged between 50 and 66 + my niece aged 24, we weren't familiar with the original film with Andrey Hepburn but have read the book and thought Pixie Lott was captivating as Holly Golightly and reference to the above reviews, it's not about Audrey Hepburn!
We walked out before the first interval. The theatre beautiful, the seats comfortable. the production , accents unprofessional. on top of that I believe someone was taken ill it was handled was awful. It was noisy as people moved along the row ,in and out with no order and in the foyer outside every one was chattering, doors banging we count the bear the people on stage well and the story line......Who knows we were bored and switched off..........it's the first show I have ever complained about and at £136 for two ticket was very disappointing.
Overall a disappointing performance. Pixie Lott's over-emphasis on what appeared to be a southern American accent drawl and her constant speed talking made her character as Holly hard to follow and I found myself switching off during the first half and decided to leave at the interval. Most stimulating character was 'Bob' who played 'Cat'.
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