Get Ready For Breakfast At Tiffany's
There’s a reason why breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and even more so when it’s at Tiffany’s! Joining Pixie Lott on stage as Moon River beauty Holly Golightly will be Verity Rushworth, who will be the first to take on the role in the UK tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
UK audiences can look forward to seeing Verity take on the part from 2 May to 11 June next year at performances taking place at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow’s Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan.
The role was first made famous by Audrey Hepburn in Truman Capote’s famous tale about charming Holly Golightly, a vibrant young writer living in New York during the 1940s. As well as catching the eye of a number of wealthy suitors, including a millionaire playboy and future president, it is an admirer by the name of Fred who she is most intrigued by. However as Fred is more down-and-out than rich and famous, their romantic future soon becomes uncertain and slightly complicated.
Rushworth is no stranger to the stage nor television and has played the role of Donna Windsor in Emmerdale for 11 years. Her theatre roles include Velma Kelly in a production of Chicago at the Leicester Curve, Grace Farrell in Annie at the West Yorkshire Playhouse as well as Maria in a national tour of The Sound Of Music and Penny Pingleton in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. The actress has said she is “absolutely thrilled” to have the opportunity to play her dream role of Holly.
Capote’s story has been adapted for the stage by award-wining playwright Richard Greenberg and will feature a selection of familiar songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding. The UK tour will be followed by a limited 12 week run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End from 30 June to 17 September 2016, starring Pixie Lott in the leading role.
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