Atack takes Tiffany’s

Mar 7 2016 | By More
Verity Rushworth withdraws as Holly Golightly

Verity Rushworth has had to withdraw from the role of Holly Golightly in the UK tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, as she is expecting her first baby.

Emily Atack makes her stage debut in the role when the production comes to the Edinburgh King’s from Monday 30 May to Saturday 4 June. Pixie Lott will continue to share the role as previously announced.

Emily Atack will play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Photo: publicity

Emily Atack will play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Photo: publicity

Newly announced to co-star in the show are Matt Barber (Downton Abbey’s Atticus Aldridge) as Fred, Victor McGuire (the sit-coms Trollied and Bread) as Joe Bell and Robert Calvert as Doc.

Naomi Cranston will play Mag, Charlie De Melo will be José, Tim Frances takes on Rusty Trawler and Editor at 21, Andrew Joshi is Yunioshi, Melanie La Barrie is Mme Spanella, and Sevan Stephan will be OJ Berman/Dr Goldman. Katy Allen and Andy Watkins complete the cast

Set in New York in 1943, Breakfast at Tiffany’s involves the story of charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl, Holly Golightly, as recalled by young writer Fred.

He is completely fascinated by this exquisite extrovert – who every woman wants to be, and every man wants to be with.

Everyone falls in love with Holly – including Fred. But Fred is poor, while 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.

flattered and honoured

Atack can currently be seen on the big screen in the remake of Dad’s Army, starring as Daphne. She is best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the award-winning E4 series The Inbetweeners. She recently shot Iron Sky 2 alongside comedian Tom Green, and Lies We Tell opposite Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne and Gina McKee.

Atack commented that she is “flattered and honoured” to be playing Holly Golightly. She said: “to take such an iconic role as my stage debut is both incredibly exciting and challenging.

“I can’t wait to get started and plan to have as much fun with it as possible. I’m very much looking forward to getting in front of an audience and going on this journey with them every night.”

Breakfast at Tiffany’s director, Nikolai Foster, added that he is “delighted” at the news.

He said: “It’s a thrilling prospect for all of us to be working with actors who are perfectly suited to the role and will encourage a new generation of theatregoers to share Capote’s beautiful story. We cannot be sad to be losing Verity as it is for such a happy reason and we all wish her well with her pregnancy.”

Edinburgh listing

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ

Monday 30 May – Saturday 4 June 2016
Evenings 7:30pm; Matinees Wed and Sat 2:30pm
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Tour and production details:

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s on tour 2016:
3 – 12 Mar:
Pixie Lott
0116 242 3595 Book online
15 – 19 Mar:
Pixie Lott
Marlow Theatre
01227 787787 Book online
4 – 9 Apr:
Pixie Lott
Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700 Book online
12 – 16 Apr:
Pixie Lott
The Lowry
0843 208 6000 Book online
18 – 23 Apr:
Pixie Lott
New Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online
25 – 30 Apr:
Pixie Lott
The Mayflower
023 8071 1811 Book online
02 – 07 May:
Emily Atack
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
09 – 14 May:
Emily Atack
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
16 – 21 May:
Emily Atack
Theatre Royal
012265 448844 Book online
23 – 28 May:
Emily Atack
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7627 Book online
30 – 04 Jun:
Emily Atack
King’s Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online
06 – 11 Jun:
Emily Atack
High Wycombe
Wycombe Swan
01494 512 000 Book online
13 – 18 Jun:
Pixie Lott
Bord Gais Theatre
0844 847 2455 Book online
20 – 25 Jun:
Pixie Lott
Theatre Royal Plymouth
01752 267222 Book online
30 Jun – 17 Sept:
Pixie Lott
Theatre Royal Haymarket
020 7930 8800 Book online


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