Pixie Lott is to take on the iconic role of Holly Golightly in a near touring production of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Based on Truman Capote's classic novella - the film version of which made a star of Audrey Hepburn - the latest adaptation is by Richard Greenberg, the Tony award winning writer of Take Me Out.

Pixie LottPixie Lott is to play Holly Golightly on stage

It marks Lott's debut in the West End following a successful pop career that includes three number one singles. She called the gig a "a dream come true", adding: "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."

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Breakfast at Tiffany's tells the story of a country girl turned "American geisha" who is courted by numerous New York suitors. 

Greenberg said of his adaptation: "The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone - still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember. Capote was a great writer and a natural maker of plots and Breakfast at Tiffany's has a drive that makes it very alluring to dramatise."

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The production is to begin at Leicester's Curve theatre before heading to seven cities across the UK and ending at London's Royal Haymarket for a 12 week run. 

The last notable appearance of Golightly on the stage was the 2009 play by Samuel Adamson, with Anna Friel in the lead role. The production suffered from generally poor reviews.

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