Matt Barber joins Pixie Lott in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Full casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Breakfast at Tiffany's which runs at the Haymarket Theatre Royal for a limited twelve week run, from 30 June 2016 to 17 September 2016, following a UK and Ireland tour.
'Downton Abbey' star Matt Barber will play Fred, joining the previously announced Pixie Lott in the role of Holly Golightly. They will be joined by Victor McGuire (Joe Bell), Robert Calvert (Doc), Naomi Cranston (Mag), Charlie De Melo (José), Tim Frances (Rusty Trawler/Editor at 21), Andrew Joshi (Yunioshi), Melanie La Barrie (Mme Spanella), Sevan Stephan (OJ Berman/Dr Goldman), Katy Allen and Andy Watkins.
Written by Truman Capote and adapted by Richard Greenberg, the play will be directed by Nikolai Foster, with set design by Matthew Wright. It will feature memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding.
Based on Truman Capote’s novel, Breakfast at Tiffany's is 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. However 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.
Director Nikolai Foster said of the announcement:
"It's a testament to the beauty of Capote's imagination, the extraordinary characters he created and Greenberg's faithful adaptation, that alongside Pixie and Matt, we have assembled such an accomplished company of actors to bring this dazzling play to life..."
Breakfast at Tiffany's is a co-production between the Curve and Colin Ingram, Peter Kane, William Sinclair and Michael Melnick & Finlay Gray.
Tickets for the West End production are now on sale.