POP princess and Strictly Come Dancing star Pixie Lott is to tread the boards at Leeds Grand Theatre in a stage version of classic romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The singer, whose hits include Mama Do and Boys and Girls, will be in a week-long run of the West End show when it travels to Leeds next April.
Lott, who was a quarter finalist in Strictly Come Dancing 2014, will play Holly Golightly – a role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the original 1961 movie based on a Truman Capote story.
It has been adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg.
Lott started studying at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts as an 11-year-old and whilst there appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will mark her acting debut in a theatre play.
She said: “I am so excited to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in my first West End play.
“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.
“Alongside music, I’ve always wanted to be in a play, and getting the opportunity to be in one of my all-time favourites and play this fabulous character is a dream come true.”
Nikolai Foster, artistic director of Curve, said: “I am thrilled Pixie Lott will lead the company in our production of Richard Greenberg’s beautiful adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
“Developing new audiences for drama and presenting plays which are socially relevant, are things we feel passionately about at Curve.
“I am very proud Pixie, Richard and our first class creative team will be joining us in Leicester for my inaugural season.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be staged at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday April 4 to Saturday 9 2016 Tickets are on sale now priced from £18.50 to £37 Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700.