Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Theatre Royal Glasgow

    VERITY RUSHWORTH

    TO STAR AS HOLLY GOLIGHTLY IN

    breakfeast at tiffany

    THEATRE ROYAL GLASGOW

    MONDAY 23 – SATURDAY 28 MAY 2016

     

    VERITY Rushworth will play the role of Holly Golightly on the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Bath Theatre Royal, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan. She will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott. 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).

     

    Verity Rushworth played the role of Donna Windsor in Emmerdale for 11 years, a role for which she won a British Soap Award this year. Her theatre roles include Velma Kelly in Paul Kerryson’s production of Chicago (Leicester Curve), Grace Farrell in Nikolai Foster’s production of Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Maria in Jeremy Sams’s production of The Sound of Music (national tour) and Penny Pingleton in Jack O’Brien’s production of Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre, London).

     

    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.

     

    Verity 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.

     

    Nikolai Foster’s recent productions include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), the 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing (Leicester Curve and Nottingham Playhouse), Calamity Jane (Watermill Theatre, Newbury & UK tour) and a major new production of the Broadway musical Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK tour).

     

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s will begin performances at the Curve Theatre, Leicester on 3 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 30 June to 17 September 2016.

     

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a co-production between the Curve Theatre, Leicester and Colin Ingram, Peter Kane, William Sinclair and Michael Melnick & Finlay Gray.

     

    For more information, visit www.breakfastattiffanys.co.uk

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/tiffanysonstage

    Twitter: @Tiffanysonstage

     

    Listing Information

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    Theatre Royal Glasgow

    Mon 23 – Sat 28 May 2016

    Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm

    Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

    Box Office 0844 871 7647 (bkg fee) Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge

    www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)

     

     

    TOUR SCHEDULE 2016

     

    *3 – 12 March                             LEICESTER                               0116 242 3595

    Curve Theatre                             www.curveonline.co.uk

     

    *15 – 19 March                           CANTERBURY                          01227 787787

    Marlowe Theatre                         www.marlowetheatre.com

     

    *4 – 9 April                                  LEEDS                                        0844 848 2700

    Grand Theatre                            www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

     

    *12 – 16 April                              SALFORD                                  0843 208 6000

    Lowry Theatre                             www.thelowry.com

     

    *18 – 23 April                              BIRMINGHAM                           0844 871 3011

    Alexandra Theatre                      www.atgtickets.com/birmingham

     

    *25 – 30 April                              SOUTHAMPTON                       02380 711811

    Mayflower Theatre                     www.mayflower.org.uk

     

    **2 – 7 May                                 ABERDEEN                               01224 641122

    His Majesty’s                               www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

     

    **9 –14 May                                NOTTINGHAM                           0115 989 5555

    Theatre Royal                             www.trch.co.uk

     

    **16 – 21 May                             BATH                                          01225 448844

    Theatre Royal                             www.theatreroyal.org.uk

     

    **23 – 28 May                             GLASGOW                                 0844 871 7647

    Theatre Royal                             www.atgtickets.com/glasgow

     

    **30 May – 4 June                      EDINBURGH                             0131 529 6000

    King’s Theatre                             www.edtheatres.com

     

    **6 – 11 June                              HIGH WYCOMBE                      01494 512 000

    Wycombe Swan                         www.wycombeswan.co.uk

     

    *13 – 18 June                              DUBLIN                                      0818 719 377

    Bord Gais Theatre                      www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

     

    *20 – 25 June                              PLYMOUTH                               01752 267222

    Theatre Royal                             www.theatreroyal.com

     

    *30 June – 17 September           LONDON                                    020 7930 8800

    Theatre Royal Haymarket          www.trh.co.uk

     

    *Pixie Lott Dates

    **Verity Rushworth Dates

     

    Further dates and casting to be announced.

     

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