Thursday, 4 June 2015

Nikolai Foster announces first Leicester Curve season

Nikolai Foster has announced his first season as artistic director of the Leicester Curve.

Pop star and former Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Pixie Lott has been cast in a stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Described as a sparkling play with music, the show will run between 3rd and 12th March 2016.

Breakfast at Tiffany's has been adapted for the stage by Richard Greenberg and will be directed by Foster. Following its run in Leicester, the play - which premiered in New York in 2013 - will tour the UK (dates below) before transferring to the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket between 30th June and 17th September 2016.

Foster said: "I am thrilled Pixie Lott will lead the company in our production of Richard Greenberg's beautiful adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. Developing new audiences for drama and presenting plays which are socially relevant, are things we feel passionately about at Curve. I am very proud Pixie, Richard and our first class creative team will be joining us in Leicester for my inaugural season."

Lott said: “I am so excited to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in my first West End play. I absolutely love Holly’s style, and free spirit; she has always been an icon to me and I can't wait to bring my own personality to the role. Alongside music, I've always wanted to be in a play, and getting the opportunity to be in one of my all time favourites and play this fabulous character is a dream come true."

The season will also see Charlie Brooks (EastEnders/Beautiful Thing) and Stewart Clarke (Assassins/Ghost The Musical) star as Blanche and Stanley in a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Foster, the play will run between 16th October and 7th November 2015.

Finally, Foster will also direct Roald Dahl's The Witches which runs at the Curve between 9th December 2015 and 10th January 2016 in association with the Rose Theatre Kingston. The piece has been adapted for the stage by David Wood.

As previously announced, former artistic director of the Curve Paul Kerryson will return to direct Lionel Bart’s Oliver! this Christmas. The production will open on 2nd December 2015 (previews from 27th November) and run until 16th January 2016. Choreography is by Andrew Wright.

Read our previous interviews with Charlie BrooksStewart ClarkeNikolai Foster

Breakfast at Tiffany's 2016 Tour Dates

15 – 19 March
Canterbury , Marlowe Theatre 

4 – 9 April

Leeds,  Grand Theatre 
12 – 16 April

Salford,  Lowry Theatre 
18 – 23 April

Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre 
25 – 30 April

Southampton, Mayflower Theatre 
 13 – 18 June
Dublin, Bord Gais Theatre 

20 – 25 June

Plymouth, Theatre Royal 

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