Drayton & Taverham

REVIEW: Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Norwich Theatre Royal

Just Regional
Nov 15, 2016 2 mins read

The scene was set beautifully at the Norwich Theatre Royal for the adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s last night.

Lovers of the film need to go with an open mind and not expect a carbon copy of the onscreen version as there are significant differences due to the fact that the show is based on Truman Capote’s  novella from 1958.

Georgia May Foote (pictured) plays Hollie Golightly,  a sexual and vibrant but confused character who denies reality as a buffer to coping with what life has to offer her. She uses her feminine allure to manipulate the men in her life. Her Hillbilly origins come through, fighting with the sophistication of her ‘now’ life. However, unlike her character in the film, her vulnerability is only glimpsed at a couple of times throughout the play.

The main male character Fred, played by Matt Barber, is infatuated with his new neighbour Hollie and the two become friends. He is also the narrator for the story and effortlessly slips from this role to his character wonderfully. At times it seems as if more will come of their relationship but it is not to be . . .

I loved the 1930’s vibe with scenery and characters deftly moving from one scene onto the next. That and the minimalist set were just so effective. And the cat, there was dispute whether it was real or not, was a lovely treat, especially when it ran from one side of the stage to the other right on cue, perfect!

The play is on at the Theatre Royal until November 19. Book online at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 630000.

KATHERINE MOORE

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