Haymarket Theatre
Haymarket SW1Y 4HT
Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Photo ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 9th Sept 09
Opens 29th Sept 09
Booking to 9th Jan 10
Show Times
Monday - Saturday 7.30 pm
Matinée Weds & Sat 2.30 pm



Local Info
Top Class restaurants nearby;

St Alban's (Mediterranean)
Rex House
4 - 12 Regent St 
020 7499 8558
www.stalban.net

Brumus (European)
The Haymarket Hotel
1 Suffolk Place
020 7470 4000
www.firmdale.com

Mint Leaf (Indian)
4 Suffolk Place
020 7930 9020
www.mintleafrestaurant.com

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We put this AVMovie together (a compilation of still photos and video clips) to show off London theatres as they are seen most often by theatre goers – by night.


Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and  informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.

Baxter
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS

The fame this film received was well deserved.  It was good. In a setting of a New York socialite,  it's an iconic film that shows  the struggle between marrying for love or having a marriage with whoreish connotations.

Audrey HepburnIt was an era where women were enjoying a new found freedom and struggling from the hardened chrysalis of being owned by keeper husbands. Loveless marriages were getting bad press as the freedom to choose love dawned on woman kind in the west. This was a story that showed all the fun of freedom and parodied the enticements of luxury newly available to the deep and the skin deep alike.

Holly Golightly was given a choice when she fell in love. The choice was between the good guy, faithful, adoring, consistent or the careless male political slime – complete with the pomp and prejudices of money wealth.
Audrey Hepburn seemed to play herself with an easy vivacity and charm that won everybody's hearts. Who does not love Audrey Hepburn? The way she wore her elegant and classic clothes, her direct outwardly knowing look were a model for all the other stars - certainly anyone with genuine charisma.

Anna FrielNow they bring the story to the show at the Theatre Royal Haymarket West End. Anna Friel is taking on the persona of Holly Golightly the good time girl who is deeper than skin deep by quite a way. Anna has a chance to set the stage for a new version of a free young woman choosing love or cold cash.

Can she kick her abject dependency on getting a rich husband?

Audrey Hepburn played Holly Golightly with great acclaim from the press and public alike.
That's when a celeb was everything to do with the meaning of the word 'Celebrity'. Her direct and almost inquisitive childlike look, her style and grace with everything she wore became a part of the character that made Truman Capote's story.

Anna FrielAnna Friel has a look too and the wide smiling vivaciousness to go along with it.

Looking forward to the launch.

Cast

Anna Friel - Holly Golightly
Joseph Cross - William 'Fred' Parsons 
Suzanne Bertish - Madame Spanella 
• James Bradshaw - Rusty Trawler 
Gwendoline Christie - Mag Wildwood 
Courtenay Hyu - Ensemble Paul 
Dermot Crowley - Joe Bell 
Felix D'Alviella - Jose Ybarra-Jaegar  
• James Dreyfus - O J Berman 
• Nicholas Goh - Mr Yunioshi 
Natalie Klamar -  Middy Munson 
David Phelan - Sid Arbuck 
• John Ramm - Doc Golightly 
• Annie Hemingway - Ensemble 
• Sam Hoare -  Ensemble


•  Author - Truman Capote 
•  Stage Adaptation - Samuel Adamson
•  Designer - Anthony Ward 
•  Choreographer - Wayne McGregor 
•  Lighting - Bruno Poet
•  Original Music and Arrangements - Grant Olding
•  Sound -  Paul Groothuis • Producer - Colin Ingram
•  Director - Sean Mathias

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