DAVE BENETT Pixie Lott says the chance to play Holly Golightly is "A dream come true"
The Strictly Come Dancing star revealed that she is "so excited" to take on the iconic role.
"I absolutely love Holly’s style, and free spirit; she has always been an icon to me and I can’t wait to bring my own personality to the role," Pixie said."Alongside music, I've always wanted to be in a play, and getting the opportunity to be in one of my all time favourites and play this fabulous character is a dream come true.”
Although best known as a chart-topping pop star, Pixie began studying at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts at the age of 11, and, whilst she was there, appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium. Breakfast at Tiffany’s will mark her acting debut in a theatre play.The 24-year-old will play Holly Golightly in a limited 12-week season of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End in 2016.
GETTY Pixie Lott in Strictly Come Dancing 2014
This will follow the first UK and Ireland tour of the Truman Capote classic tale brought to life so memorably by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film.
The original 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 Odling (One Man, Two Guvnors).
GETTY Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
It will be presented in a co-production with the Curve Theatre, Leicester.
Artistic Director of Curve, Nikolai Foster said: "I am thrilled Pixie Lott will lead the company in our production of Richard Greenberg's beautiful adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. Developing new audiences for drama and presenting plays which are socially relevant, are things we feel passionately about at Curve.
"I am very proud Pixie, Richard and our first class creative team will be joining us in Leicester for my inaugural season."
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will begin performances in Leicester on 3 March 2016, before embarking on a UK & Ireland Tour. The 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End will take place from 30 June to 17 September 2016.