Emily Atack cast in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

*Press release*

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).

Emily Atack. Photo Credit Alex Lee Johnson (2) [953293]

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

Curve                                    www.curveonline.co.uk

 

*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

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