Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the latest stage adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella, may not open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until the end of June, and it may not be a musical, but when you’re invited to hear Pixie Lott sing a couple of songs from the show weeks before she hits the London stage, it would be rude to say no.
Especially when there are champagne cocktails thrown in…
“I think she’s such a complex character,” Lott told Official London Theatre, talking about the iconic Holly Golightly following her performance. “She’s a party girl, she’s really funny, she’s straight to the point and she has some really dark moments. It’s an emotional rollercoaster.”
Her Holly is, however, “completely different to Audrey Hepburn’s”.
This is only to be expected, as playwright Richard Greenberg’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s draws its inspiration solely from Capote’s writing to tell its tale of an irresistible good time girl who falls in love with the right man just as her past catches up with her.
That said, it does nod to the famous film with its inclusion of the classic Moon River alongside a new song written by Grant Olding, Dying Day.
“When I sing those songs,” Lott told us, “it makes me feel so emotional. I think it’s just my connection to the role.”