Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Verity Rushworth to share role of Holly Golightly with Pixie Lott in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

It has been announced that Verity Rushworth will share the role of Holly Golightly with the previously announced Pixie Lott in the UK tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Rushworth will play the role from 2nd May to 11th June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan. 

Truman Capote’s classic novella has been adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg and contains "memorable songs" from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding.

Rushworth recently starred as Vera Claythorne in the UK tour of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Her theatre credits include: Velma Kelly in Chicago (Leicester Curve), Maria in The Sound of Music (UK tour), Penny Pingleton in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Carnaby Street (UK tour), Merrily We Roll Along (Clwyd Theatre Cymru), The Seven Year Itch (Salisbury Playhouse) and Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

At the age of twelve Rushworth was cast as Donna Windsor-Dingle in ITV’s Emmerdale. She played the role between 1998 and 2009 before returning to the role in 2014, receiving a NTA nomination for Best Serial Drama Performance. Read our interview with Verity Rushworth.

Rushworth said, "I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to play the dream role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I cannot wait to step into the fabulous shoes of such an icon and discover the endless layers to her complicated and fascinating personality - not to mention her wardrobe!"

Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be directed by Nikolai Foster, the Artistic Director of Leicester Curve, with production design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Mic Pool.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s will begin performances at the Leicester Curve on 3rd March 2016, before embarking on a UK & Ireland tour. There will be a 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End from 30th June to 17th September 2016.

2016 Tour Dates / Casting Schedule 

3 – 12 March
 LEICESTER
Curve Theatre 
Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly

15 – 19 March 
 CANTERBURY 
Marlowe Theatre 
Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly

4 – 9 April 
LEEDS 
Grand Theatre
Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly 

12 – 16 April 
 SALFORD 
Lowry Theatre 
Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly

18 – 23 April 
 BIRMINGHAM 
Alexandra Theatre 
Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly

25 – 30 April 
 SOUTHAMPTON 
Mayflower Theatre
Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly

2 – 7 May 
 ABERDEEN 
His Majesty’s 
Starring Verity Rushworth as Holly Golightly

9 –14 May 
 NOTTINGHAM 
Theatre Royal 
Starring Verity Rushworth as Holly Golightly

16 – 21 May
 BATH 
Theatre Royal 
Starring Verity Rushworth as Holly Golightly

23 – 28 May 
 GLASGOW 
Theatre Royal 
Starring Verity Rushworth as Holly Golightly

30 May – 4 June 
 EDINBURGH
King’s Theatre 
Starring Verity Rushworth as Holly Golightly

6 – 11 June 
 HIGH WYCOMBE
Wycombe Swan 
Starring Verity Rushworth as Holly Golightly

13 – 18 June 
 DUBLIN 
Bord Gais Theatre 
Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly

20 – 25 June 
 PLYMOUTH 
Theatre Royal 
Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly

30 June – 17 September 
 LONDON 020 
Theatre Royal Haymarket 
Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly

Photo Credit: Sean Ebsworth Barnes

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