Verity for Breakfast

Nov 10 2015 | By More

Verity Rushworth is Holly Golightly at King’s

Emmerdale star Verity Rushworth will take on her “dream role” of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, when the production tours to the King’s in 2016.

Rushworth will join the UK tour of the Curve Theatre production from May 2 to June 11 2016, including its visit to the Edinburgh King’s, May 30 – June 4. She will be taking over from Pixie Lott.

Verity Rushworth as Holly Golightly

Verity Rushworth as Holly Golightly

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.

The script, adapted by Richard Greenberg, is closer to Truman Copote’s original novella than Blake Edwards’s iconic movie of 1961 staring Audrey Hepburn, according to reviews of the original production which ran on Broadway for 38 performances in 2013.

Direction will be by Nikolai Foster, whose light hand was behind last year’s big touring production of Calamity Jane. Production design will be by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Mic Pool.

Verity Rushworth, who played the role of Donna Windsor in Emmerdale for 11 years, 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!”

More dates and casting details to be announced.

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
Details and tickets from

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:
Verity Rushworth
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
09 – 14 May:
Verity Rushworth
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
16 – 21 May:
Verity Rushworth
Theatre Royal
012265 448844 Book online
23 – 28 May:
Verity Rushworth
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7627 Book online
30 – 04 Jun:
Verity Rushworth
King’s Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online
06 – 11 Jun:
Verity Rushworth
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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