Breakfast at Tiffany's, which will begin performances March 3 for a run through March 12 at Leicester's Curve ahead of a U.K tour and then West End run, will see Lott joined by Matt Barber, Atticus Aldridge from TV's "Downton Abbey" as Fred, with Victor McGuire as Joe Bell. They will be accompanied by 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.
Following its Leicester run, the show will tour to Canterbury, Leeds, Salford, Birmingham, Southampton, Dublin and Plymouth with its full company, as well as visiting Aberdeen, Nottingha, Bath, Glasgow, Edinburgh and High Wycombe without Lott. It will then come to London's Theatre Royal Haymarket, headlined by Lott, beginning performances June 30 for a run through Sept. 17.
Truman Capote’s classic novella has been adapted for the stage by Richard Greenberg, and the production will feature songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding (nominated for a Tony Award for his work on One Man, Two Guvnors).
Set in New York in 1943, it tells the story of Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, who 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. In a press stament, Curve's artistic director Nikolai Foster (who also directs) comments, "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. We are thrilled to welcome the company to Curve and our audiences in Leicester and on tour in the UK. Every week of 2016 will see a Curve production on a U.K stage and we are thrilled Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be part of this commitment to sharing work that has been made at Curve."
The production is designed by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Mic Pool and wig design by Campbell Young.It is a co-production among Curve, Colin Ingram, Peter Kane, William Sinclair and Michael Melnick & Finlay Gray.
For further details and to book tickets, visit www.breakfastattiffanys.co.uk.