Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theatre Breaks are no longer available to book

Last seen at the same theatre in 2009, Truman Capote’s dark tale Breakfast at Tiffany’s will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in June 2016.

Six years ago it was former Brookside actress Anna Freil who bared her flesh on stage in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in a production that stuck trufully to the book, but this year pop princess Pixie Lott will make her West End debut in a new adaptation of the much-loved tale which is being billed as a play with music.

The British singer-songwriter, who has had 3 number 1 hits, will take on one of Capote’s most iconic creations, Holly Golightly, a girl about town who is never short of a gentleman friend to wine and dine her.

Set in New York City in 1943, with the World War II raging in Europe and Asia, Miss Golightly flits from man to man living and loving life to the full, when she meets a young journalist called Fred and it is through his eyes that the story of their not so smooth love affair is told.

The production premiered at Leicester’s Curve Theatre before touring the UK and arrives in the West End for previews on 30 June 2016.

Speaking about the role, Lott said “I am so excited to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in my first West End play. I absolutely love Holly’s style and free spirit; she has always been an icon to me and I can’t wait to bring my own personality to the role. Alongside music, I’ve always wanted to be in a play, and getting the opportunity to be in one of my all-time favourites and play this fabulous character is a dream come true.”

Of course, many people will remember the 1961 film which starred Audrey Hepburn, but  this new production will again show the darker truer side of Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

Adapted by Three Days Of Rain writer Richard Greenberg, the play will feature authentic music from the 1640s plus new music by One Man, Two Guvnors’ Grant Olding.

Playwright Greenberg said: “The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone – still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember. “

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theatre and Hotel Breaks

The Theatre Royal Haymarket is just south of Piccadilly Tube station, which is on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines, giving easy access to hotels in Bloomsbury, Kings Cross, Mayfair, Kensington, Knightsbridge Marylebone, Fitzrovia and the Southbank. If a walk is all you want then the Radisson blu Leicester Square (4 star) and Hampshire (5 star) hotels are closest and are of an excellent standard. Just across the other side of Piccadilly Circus, the Cavendish Hotel in Mayfair offers great 4 star accommodation at a much more affordable price (at the time of writing!) as does the 3 star St Giles hotel just a little further away on Oxford Street.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theatre Breaks Information

TheatreTheatre Royal Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT
Genre: Play

Opens: 30th June 2016
Booking to: Now closed
Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 1930; Wednesday & Saturday at 1500
Nearest Tube StationLeicester Square on the Northern & Piccadilly lines; or Piccadilly Circus on the Piccadilly & Bakerloo lines Hotels within walking distance: 5 star Radisson Blu Hampshire; 4 star Washington Mayfair ; 3 star Travelodge Covent Garden

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