Georgia May Foote to Play Holly Golightly from September 2016
Georgia May Foote will play the role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 19 September to 19 November 2016. Georgia will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott and Emily Atack, whose dates have been announced previously.
Georgia was runner-up in last year’s Strictly Come Dancing. Her television credits include Katy Armstrong in Coronation Street, Gemma in This Is England ’86 and Alison Simmons in Grange Hill. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is her professional stage debut.
Georgia said “I am so excited that for my first theatre role I will be playing such an iconic character. I cannot wait to join the cast of Breakfast at Tiffany’s as Holly Golightly. It’s a wonderful adaptation of an incredible story and I'm really thrilled to be part of it!”
Director of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Nikolai Foster, said of the casting of Georgia May Foote, "Completing our perfect trio of leading ladies taking on the role of Holly Golightly, we are all thrilled Georgia is joining the Breakfast at Tiffany's team. It's hugely inspiring for all of us to be working with actors who are perfectly suited to the role and will help encourage new generations of theatregoers to share Capote's beautiful story."
Also in the cast of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are Matt Barber (Atticus Aldridge in Downton Abbey) as Fred, Victor McGuire (the sit-coms Trolliedand Bread) as Joe Bell, Robert Calvert as Doc, Naomi Cranston as Mag, Charlie De Melo as José, Tim Frances as Rusty Trawler/Editor at21, Andrew Joshi as Yunioshi, Melanie La Barrie as Mme Spanella, and Sevan Stephan as OJ Berman/Dr Goldman, with Katy Allen and Andy Watkins.
Truman Capote’s classic novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning Finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors).
Based on Truman Capote’s beloved masterwork, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is set in New York in 1943. Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly – including Fred. But 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.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is directed by Nikolai Foster, the Artistic Director of Curve, with production design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Mic Pool.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s began its run of sold-out performances at Curve, Leicester on 3 March, before embarking on a UK & Ireland Tour on 15 March. There will be a 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End from 30 June to 17 September 2016.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a co-production between Colin Ingram, Curve, Peter Kane, William Sinclair and Michael Melnick & Finlay Gray.