Casting Announced for BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S TOUR
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, "I am delighted Georgia is playing the role of Holly Golightly in our production of Breakfast at Tiffany's. It's a thrilling prospect for all of us to be working with an actor who is perfectly suited to the role and will encourage a new generation 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 Trollied and Bread) as Joe Bell, Robert Calvert as Doc, Naomi Cranston as Mag, Charlie De Melo as José, Tim Frances as Rusty Trawler/Editor at 21, 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 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.
For more information, visit www.breakfastattiffanys.co.uk
FULL 2016 TOUR SCHEDULE FOR GEORGIA MAY FOOTE
19-24 September MILTON KEYNES 0844 871 7652
Milton Keynes Theatre www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-
theatre/ - on sale soon
26 September - 1 October BRISTOL 0844 871 3012
10-15 October MALVERN 01684 892277
Festival Theatre www.malvern-theatres.co.uk
17-22 October SHEFFIELD 0114 249 6000
Lyceum Theatre www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
25-29 October BRIGHTON 0844 871 7650
Theatre Royal www.atgtickets.com/brighton - on sale soon
31 October - 5 November BELFAST 028 9024 1919
Grand Opera House www.goh.co.uk
7-12 November CARDIFF 029 2087 8889
New Theatre www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
14-19 November NORWICH 01603 630000
Theatre Royal www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk