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

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Overview

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
Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

25 Reviews Add review

My star rating would be 2 for the first half but 4 for the second, hence 3. I didn't like it at first. I didn't think the script w... More

Anonymous User 4473 reviews, 578 helpful votes

My star rating would be 2 for the first half but 4 for the second, hence 3. I didn't like it at first. I didn't think the script was very good and I was disappointed by the shabby look of Holly. I still can't really understand why she had such awful hair and why the other characters felt they had to shout the dialogue! Then, Act One ended with a marvellous cliffhanger and I was gripped from that moment on. Talk about improvement as it went on! I read a review that said, 'we left at the interval.' Big mistake! It just got better and better, although I must stress that my criticisms are in no way directed at Pixie Lott's acting and portrayal of the character which I thought were superb! What a marvellous voice! What a consistent accent! 5 stars for her individually (the dreadful hair was not her fault). Please don't be put off by these other negative reviews: they are wrong!

Anonymous User 4473 reviews, 578 helpful votes

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, 127 reviews, 4 helpful votes

At times, Breakfast at Tiffany’s got a bit slow and plodding, with little empathy being created for either of the main characters. Pixie Lott is perfectly adequate in the lead role, however she lacks the enigmatic charisma of Audrey Hepburn that made the original film what it is. Her songs, although performed well, seemed to add little to the overall play. The character of Fred has also been extended, but now can sometimes seem quite erratic and annoying. Without truly connecting with these two characters you are left with a play that is somewhat nothing-y. Not bad, but probably not worth the ticket price, unless you can get a good deal.

shaun 5"10, 127 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

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 closely. Definitely worth seeing!

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", 88 reviews, 3 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 on the stage many times!!

paulfootie 6'3", 88 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 part... More

emmaglanfield 1 review, 1 helpful vote

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 but all in all it lacked the magic of the movie. I came out underwhelmed and a little disappointed.

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 ... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

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 Holly Golightly. Matt Barber was also very jarring as the leading man, which made for an uncomfortable watch. Unfortunately, Truman Capote's novella does not translate well to stage, as there is very limited action. The set design was outstanding, but the action dragged on and I think the whole audience were bored! I remember a line uttered that was something similar to "doesn't it feel like time drags on and on"... Yes it did!

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

gmr 180, 117 reviews, 1 helpful vote

gmr 180, 117 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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

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

mazey 179cm, 1 review, 0 helpful votes