To host one misfiring stage adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's may be a misfortune; to house another, just seven years later, that's even worse is surely carelessness and maybe even a catastrophe. Yet the Theatre Royal Haymarket is once again doing exactly that, with this summer import of a long-touring regional production, launched at Leicester's Curve in March, and an unusual blot on their usually far more tasteful landscape. Read more
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the classic tale of Holly Golightly written by Truman Capote and so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film, is being given a new lease of life as a stage play with music in a sparkling, sophisticated production starring the multi award-winning Pixie Lott as Holly.
Adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster, this tale of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly and her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City, is told through the eyes of a young writer, completely fascinated by this exquisite extrovert who every woman wants to be, and every man wants to be with.
With memorable songs from the era, this stylish production is set to capture the hearts of audiences and sparkle like a diamond in a Tiffany's window.
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.
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Our Review of Breakfast at Tiffany's
I wanted to like it. Really I did. But unfortunately it never quite delivered. A stage adaptation of Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's was always going to be a risky move. The show is meant to be a return to the spirit of Capote's story rather than the celebrated film in which Audrey Hepburn captured the hearts of millions as happy-go-lucky Holly Golightly. In the programme, director Sean Mathias hopes that fans of the film will forget their preconceptions and "within the first... Read more