Saturday, 7 November 2009

Breakfast at Tiffany's, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Hubby and I watched the brilliant "Breakfast at Tiffany's" at The Theatre Royal Haymarket, London last night. Based upon Truman Capote's classic novella, Anna Friel plays Holly Golightly with Joseph Cross as William 'Fred' Parsons and James Dreyfus as OJ Berman. Set in New York City, 1943. Fred, a young writer from Alabama, meets Holly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly, including William, but he is poor and Holly needs rich. Will she marry Rusty, playboy millionaire? Or Jose, the future president of Brazil? As war rages in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with William, and then her past catches up with her.

 If you are only familiar with the Hollywood screen version staring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal then you are in for a shock! The story differs greatly in many places with no glossy Hollywood ending in Capote's novella nor the stage play. A fabulous night out, this play is well worth seeing.

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