Quote Unquote: 11 different takes on actors & acting

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Quotes by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Is it pure coincidence that many of the plays I’ve seen recently feature actors as characters? And, consequently, a range of views on the life of actors and the nature of acting, which got my quote-taking pen twitching. For any actors or FFOAs (friends or family of actors) reading, please tell me which most closely sums up your perspective.

View Post

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – West End

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

It’s easy to get worked up by celebrities and big names crowding out the talented-but-unknown usuals. ‘They’re just there to get bums on seats’, is the most common cry. But somewhere along the line we have to accept that these people – these stars – are some of the most charismatic people to ever walk the planet. And when the rock-star du jour is Pixie Lott – impossibly attractive, entrancingly charming and dramatically fluent… BOOK THEM BOOK THEM BOOK THEM. Slap up the billboards, pay they whatever they want, just get them behind that curtain in time.

View Post

NEWS: Emily Atack replaces Verity Rushworth as alternate Holly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Regional theatre, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Emily Atack will now play the role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan. She will be replacing Verity Rushworth, who has had to withdraw because she is expecting her first child. Emily will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates, including the West End season, have been announced previously.

View Post

NEWS: Matt Barber joins Pixie Lott in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Full cast

In London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Regional theatre, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

The full cast has been announced for the 2016 UK and Ireland Tour and the West End limited season of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, adapted by Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster. Matt Barber (Atticus Aldridge in Downton Abbey) will play Fred and Victor McGuire (the sitcoms Trollied and Bread) will play Joe Bell. They will be joined by Robert Calvert as Doc, …

View Post

NEWS: Verity Rushworth joins Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany

In Books, London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Regional theatre, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Verity Rushworth will play the role of Holly Golightly on the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan.

View Post

NEWS: Nikolai Foster directs all-new Legally Blonde at Leicester Curve

In Musicals, News, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Curve today announces its spring 2016 season following record-breaking ticket sales, a surge in visitor numbers to the iconic building in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and an increase in turnover to £7.8m – Curve’s highest figure since opening in 2008. The first under new leadership team of Chief Executive Chris Stafford, Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and Commercial Director Alister de Ternant, the season includes an all-new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy Legally Blonde, directed by Foster and opening on 14 April, with previews from 11 April and running until 14 May.

View Post

NEWS: Singer Pixie Lott makes West End debut in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In London theatre, News, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Pixie Lott will star as 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. [Editor’s note: A previous version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s ran at the Haymarket in 2009, starring Anna Friel.] This will follow the first UK and Ireland tour of Truman Capote’s classic tale brought …

View Post

NEWS: Leicester Curve announces new artistic director Nikolai Foster’s inaugural season

In Musicals, News, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Leicester’s Curve theatre announces the inaugural season from new Artistic Director Nikolai Foster. Curve shows directed by Foster include a new production of Tennessee Williams’ seminal work A Streetcar Named Desire, opening on 20 October 2015, with previews from 16 October, and running until 8November. The production features Charlie Brooks as Blanche (recently seen in Curve’s production of Beautiful Thing, …

View Post

Review: Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal Haymarket)

In Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

What can you remember of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ – Mickey Rooney with an unconvincing set of false teeth and a cringingly awful Chinese accent? Audrey Hepburn cool as a January cucumber in her swept-up chignon, tiara, pearls and yard-long cigarette holder? The gamine, twittery but ultimately loveable party girl around whom New York whirls like […]

The post Review: Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal Haymarket) appeared first on JohnnyFox.