Breakfast at Tiffany's at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
Breakfast at Tiffany's at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

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In a new adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the multi award-winning singer and songwriter, Pixie Lott, stepped into the shoes of the beguiling extrovert, Holly Golightly. Written for the stage by the Tony and Olivier award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg, this production at the Theatre Royal Haymarket looks to give Capote’s novella a new lease of life.

Set in 1940’s New York, the story follows a young writer, nick-named ‘Fred’, as he joins the ranks of men who have fallen for the vivacious Holiday ‘Holly’ Golightly. As war rages on in Europe, Holly’s past begins to catch-up with her and Fred is caught in the complex web of the New York socialite’s life. Greenberg’s adaptation was a far more candid and bleak take on Capote’s novel than the iconic but soft-edged 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly. Capote’s Manhattan was been brought to life by original music from Grant Odling (One Man, Two Guvnors) as well as popular songs from the era.

The cast and creative team, headed by director Nikolai Foster, gave a sparkling and sophisticated production that stays true to Capote’s masterpiece which ‘seems to be woven from starlight’ (NY Times). Lott said that landing the role of Holly is “a dream come true”, and was particularly looking forward to the challenge: “[Holly] has always been an icon to me and I can’t wait to bring my own personality to the role”.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s opened on 30th June 2016 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and run until 17th September 2016.

Recommended for

Fans of Pixie Lott won’t want to miss her turn as the iconic Holly Golightly. Anyone interested in seeing Capote’s work translated to stage or wanting to be swept back into the world of the 1940’s will enjoy seeing Greenberg’s adaptation.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 29 Jun 2016
Press night: 30 Jun 2016
Booking from: 16 Sep 2016
Booking until: 17 Sep 2016

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

26 Reviews Add review

At times, Breakfast at Tiffany’s got a bit slow and plodding, with little empathy being created for either of the main characters.... More

shaun 5"10, 146 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This was my second time seeing the show! Pixie Lott is a great Holly Golightly and the songs were great. The show follows the book... More

tannyadams15 5"9, 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A good show and not a simple remake of the classic. Pixie Lott is very good and does a great accent. The lead male is great and is... More

paulfootie 6'3", 96 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The play was good but I have to say that I found it a little lacklustre. Pixie's singing was great and there were some funny parts... More

emmaglanfield 1 review, 1 helpful vote

This show was really not for me. Pixie Lott is not a natural actress, and whilst her voice sounded lovely, she was very unlikable as... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 6 helpful votes

gmr 180, 150 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The show is great the cast is very good. I've been back to see it since! I loved it!

tannyadams15 5"9, 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

mazey 179cm, 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Acting was very pretentious as it usually is when comes to staging a play with an American accent among a British cast. Staging was... More

zeynepsuner 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes