Breakfast at Tiffany's - Haymarket 9 Sep with Friel

Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Haymarket 9 Sep with Friel

It is now confirmed that Samuel Adamson's new stage adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany’s , will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket Theatre 29 Sep 2009, following previews from 9 Sep - booking to 9 Jan 2010, starring Anna Friel (Holly Golightly) & Joseph Cross (William ‘Fred’ Parsons)

It is directed by Sean Mathias, designs & costumes by Anthony Ward, presented by Chambord, and is produced by Colin Ingram by arrangement with The Theatre Royal Haymarket Company.

New York City, 1943. William ‘Fred’ Parsons, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Miss Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly, including William - but he is poor, and Holly needs rich. Will she marry Rusty, playboy millionaire? Or Jose, the future president of Brazil? As war rages in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with William - and then her past catches up with her…..

Truman Capote’s 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s was released as a film in 1961. Directed by Blake Edwards, the double Oscar winning film starred Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal and Mickey Rooney.

Anna Friel said: “Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's has always been one of my favourite novels and I am delighted to have been given both the opportunity to play one of my all time favourite heroines, Holly Golightly, and to be returning home to the London stage.”

Anna Friel’s theatre work includes Lulu for the Almeida Theatre Company both in London and New York and Patrick Marber’s Closer on Broadway. She has recently been seen on ITV1 starring as Charlotte Charles in Pushing Daises.

American actor Joseph Cross is best known for his roles as Augusten Burroughs in Running with Scissors, as Franklin Sousley in the Clint Eastwood war drama Flags of our Fathers, and most recently, as Dick Pabich in the Gus Van Sant feature film Milk, starring opposite Sean Penn.

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