Inbetweeners and Dad’s Army siren Emily Atack will play the iconic role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s – appearing at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre from 30 May to 4 June.
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 pop singer Pixie Lott, whose dates, including the West End season, have been announced previously.
The 26-year-old actress can currently be seen in the cinematic reboot of Dad’s Army, which topped the UK box office earlier this year.
She is best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe in Bafta-winning Channel 4 series The Inbetweeners, and recently shot Iron Sky 2, alongside comedian Tom Green, and Lies We Tell, opposite Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne and Gina McKee.
“I am so flattered and honoured to be playing Holly Golightly – to take such an iconic role as my stage debut is both incredibly exciting and challenging,” said Emily. “I can’t wait to get started and plan to have as much fun with it as possible. I’m very much looking forward to getting in front of an audience and going on this journey with them every night.”
Truman Capote’s classic 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 Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors).
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is set in New York in 1943. Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly – including Fred. But Fred is poor, and Holly’s other suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred – just as her past catches up with her.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Monday, 30 May – Saturday 4 June, 7.30pm (matinees Wed and Sat, 2.30pm), £16 – £29.50, 0131-529 6000, www.edtheatres.com/breakfast