Emily Atack will now play the role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh from Monday 30 May to Saturday 4 June. She will be replacing Verity Rushworth, who has had to withdraw as she is now expecting her first child. Emily will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates, including the West End season, have been announced previously and listed at the bottom of this article.
Emily can currently be seen in the highly anticipated remake of Dad’s Army, which topped the UK box office earlier this year. Emily stars as Daphne alongside an all-star cast that includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones & Michael Gambon. She is best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the award-winning E4 series The Inbetweeners. Emily has most recently shot Iron Sky 2 alongside comedian Tom Green, and Lies We Tell opposite Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne and Gina McKee.
Emily said of her new role, “I am so flattered and honoured to be playing Holly Golightly; to take such an iconic role as my stage debut is both incredibly exciting and challenging. I can’t wait to get started and plan to have as much fun with it as possible. I’m very much looking forward to getting in front of an audience and going on this journey with them every night.”
Director of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Nikolai Foster, said of the casting of Emily Atack, “I am delighted Emily is joining Pixie Lott to share the role of Holly Golightly in our production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s a thrilling prospect for all of us to be working with actors who are perfectly suited to the role and will encourage a new generation of theatregoers to share Capote’s beautiful story. We cannot be sad to be losing Verity as it is for such a happy reason and we all wish her well with her pregnancy.”
Also in the cast of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are Matt Barber (Atticus Aldridge in Downton Abbey) as Fred, Victor McGuire (the sit-coms Trollied and Bread) as Joe Bell, Robert Calvert as Doc, Naomi Cranston as Mag, Charlie De Melo as José, Tim Frances as Rusty Trawler/Editor at 21, Andrew Joshi as Yunioshi, Melanie La Barrie as Mme Spanella, and Sevan Stephan as OJ Berman/Dr Goldman, with Katy Allen and Andy Watkins.
Truman Capote’s classic novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning Finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors).
Based on Truman Capote’s beloved masterwork, 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. 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.
TOUR SCHEDULE 2016
*3 – 12 March LEICESTER 0116 242 3595
*15 – 19 March CANTERBURY 01227 787787
Marlowe Theatre www.marlowetheatre.com
*4 – 9 April LEEDS 0844 848 2700
Grand Theatre www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
*12 – 16 April SALFORD 0843 208 6000
Lowry Theatre www.thelowry.com
*18 – 23 April BIRMINGHAM 0844 871 3011
Alexandra Theatre www.atgtickets.com/birmingham
*25 – 30 April SOUTHAMPTON 02380 711811
Mayflower Theatre www.mayflower.org.uk
**2 – 7 May ABERDEEN 01224 641122
His Majesty’s www.aberdeenperformingarts.com
**9 –14 May NOTTINGHAM 0115 989 5555
Theatre Royal www.trch.co.uk
**16 – 21 May BATH 01225 448844 (on sale spring 2016)
Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk
**23 – 28 May GLASGOW 0844 871 7647
Theatre Royal www.atgtickets.com/glasgow
**30 May – 4 June EDINBURGH 0131 529 6000
King’s Theatre www.edtheatres.com
**6 – 11 June HIGH WYCOMBE 01494 512 000
Wycombe Swan www.wycombeswan.co.uk
*13 – 18 June DUBLIN 0818 719 377
Bord Gais Theatre www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
*20 – 25 June PLYMOUTH 01752 267222
Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com
*30 June – 17 September LONDON 020 7930 8800
Theatre Royal Haymarket www.trh.co.uk
*Pixie Lott Dates
**Emily Atack Dates