Pixie Lott will hope to avoid a case of the mean reds as she takes on the iconic role of Holly Golightly, in a new theatrical production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Based on the Truman Capote novella whose film version made a global star of Audrey Hepburn, the new adaptation is by Richard Greenberg, the Tony-winning writer of baseball drama Take Me Out – his version first opened in New York in 2013, starring Emilia Clarke. Grant Odling, who wrote songs for One Man, Two Guvnors, has written new musical numbers that will sit alongside other songs from the play’s 1943 setting.
Discounting a childhood appearance in a Palladium production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, it marks Lott’s debut in the West End, following a pop career that scored her three number one singles and countless magazine column inches. She called the role “a dream come true”, adding: “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.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s focuses on Golightly, a country girl turned “American geisha” to use Capote’s phrase, who is courted by a series of wealthy New York suitors. Greenberg said of his adaptation: “The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone – still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember. Capote was a great writer and a natural maker of plots and Breakfast at Tiffany’s has a drive that makes it very alluring to dramatise.”
The production is from Leicester’s Curve theatre, where it will open in March 2016 before heading to seven cities across the UK, and ending up at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a 12 week run. It is the first season from the Curve’s new artistic director Nikolai Foster, who is also helming productions of Roald Dahl’s The Witches and Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.
Another notable recent appearance of Golightly on stage was in 2009, with an adaptation from Samuel Adamson who, like Greenberg, returned to Capote’s novella for inspiration. Its star Anna Friel received praise for her performance as Golightly, though the production was generally poorly received.
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She may already have the first dance mapped out, but as Pixie Lott tells Marie Claire, she won’t be planning just the one wedding.
Fresh from her successful stint on Strictly Come Dancing, the stunning starlet kicks off the new year with a stunning high fashion magazine editorial, which sees the sweetie show off her saucier streak.
And opening up about her plans for the future, Pixie, 23, says she’s already dreaming of a ‘massive’ ceremony with boyfriend-of-four-years Oliver Cheshire, 26, though she admits it will be hard to resist a small wedding abroad to go alongside it.
Pixie met Marks & Spencer model Oliver at a catwalk show in 2010 and over four years on, the pair have proven to be a match made in fashion heaven; signing to the same agency Select Model Management in 2011.Asked whether she hopes to wed her chiselled beau, she launched straight into plans for the nuptials, gushing to the magazine: ‘It probably will be massive. I love small weddings in a different country, but I love massive ones in England, so maybe I’ll have two.
‘Hopefully two weddings, not two different marriages!’ she continued, correcting herself. ”But I’m not thinking of getting married yet because I’m still so young.’
The twosome are still content living together in East London and it appears that it’s their shared passion for fashion and strong career drive that unites them.
On their living situation, Pixie said: ‘There are clothes everywhere. It’s definitely one of our shared interests – we talk about new trends and stuff! He went into the industry aged 15, so really young like me.’
Oliver recently echoed the blonde beauty’s sentiments, saying that ‘of course’ he wanted to marry her and that he’d like ‘three or four kids’ with her in the future.
Speaking to The Mirror in August, Oliver did have one gripe about their living situation, confessing: ‘She can’t cook. She’s cooked me like two dinners in four years, I think.’
He has supported her through every facet of her far reaching career, which has seen her release three studio albums, become a permanent fixture of the festival circuit and most recently, sit pretty at the top of the leader board on Strictly.
Pixie is back to channelling her dance floor seductress in the latest magazine cover shoot.
Still maintaining her sixties high-rise hairstyle, the beauty shoots a side profile to rival her man as she goes topless for the fashion magazine’s intimate feature.
And unlike Strictly 2014 winner Caroline Flack who’s claimed the dancing competition has changed her outlook on her future in television, Pixie explained that she plans to do music forever.
The blonde bombshell, who rang in 2015 on the slopes of Verbier this week, will be looking forward to yet another fast-paced year, explaining that the live shows, the travelling and the interviews are what make it worthwhile.
Read the full interview in the February 2015 issue of Marie Claire UK, on sale January 2
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Pixie appears in a recent Post Office Tv Spot
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SHE was the hot favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing but now Pixie Lott is backing her gal pals to take the top spot in next week’s final. When Pixie and dance partner Trent Whiddon were eliminated from last Sunday’s show, it caused a ballroom blitz.
Outraged fans flooded Twitter with threats to boycott the contest after the pop star missed out on a semi-final place in a dance-off with Simon Webbe. Head judge Len Goodman was under fire for his casting vote in the decision yet Pixie seemed bemused by the fuss as she talked exclusively to Seven Days.
She’ll still be watching the show – and cheering on her pals Frankie Bridge and Caroline Flack to take the title most thought would go to her. Pixie said: “Everyone has their own brilliant moments but if I had to choose anyone, I’d go with the girls. I do love my girls and I think they are amazing. Caroline or Frankie, I am Team Girls – Girl Power!”
She isn’t finished on Strictly, either. She will be back in the ballroom for a group number in the final.“So I will be heading back and seeing everyone,” she added.
The 23-year-old singer, who had the highest point tally of the series until last Saturday, seemed relaxed about her exit. She said: “It’s just the way it goes. It’s always so open, you just never know what can happen on Strictly. “Trent and I did our best and that’s all you can do. This was our time to be called up for the dance-off. I always look at the positives – the great experience it was and the friends I’ve made. I’m not complaining. One of the reasons Strictly has been so great for me is because it’s a show that all my family can be involved in and watch. Like my young cousins and my grandad – I’m sure he would never have thought I would have done that and it’s lovely he has enjoyed it.”
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Pixie, that’s your Lott. Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One) delivered by far the biggest shock of this 12th series as popstrel Pixie Lott was unexpectedly eliminated at the quarter-final stage. It was a result to knock the glitterball off its axis and cause head-scratching on sofas nationwide.
This year’s youngest contestant at 23, Lott had looked like a nailed-on finalist and even potential winner. “Pixie Come Dancing” headlines were waiting to be written. So how come the script wasn’t followed and arguably the ballroom competition’s best dancer has been booted off early?
There were two major factors behind this sequin-spangled surprise. The first is Strictly’s tendency to penalise contestants with previous dance backgrounds. Lott was educated at the Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts, well known for turning out all-round entertainers for stage and screen. During her teens, she starred in West End productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Sound Of Music.
There was always a chance that Lott could face “ringer” accusations and become the annual “they could already dance” scapegoat – a fate previously suffered by the likes of Lisa Snowdon, Natalie Gumede and Denise Van Outen.
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Pixie Lott will release her “fun” fourth album in January.
The ‘Mama Do’ singer – who launched her greatest hits album ‘Platinum Pixie’ with a secret gig in association with Viber yesterday (25.11.14) – has taken a “fresh” approach to putting together her upcoming record.
The 23-year-old singer – who is currently appearing on this year’s series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – confessed her time on the BBC One dance competition has inspired the album’s “fun, up-tempo vibe”, and will also be featuring collaborations “with loads of different producers”.
Pixie told BANG Showbiz: “The album in January is just going to be my fourth album. We’ve already got the sessions booked in. We’re going to go to New York, LA.
“My last album, I wanted it to be really organic, I worked with like a small group of people, but this album, I think after just dancing and stuff, I want to do more of a fun, up-tempo vibe, do some collaborations, do something fresh and be up for working with loads of different producers.”
The blonde beauty – who was joined at the secret London gig by fans who had been following her Public Chat on the Viber messaging app – has also teamed up with rapper Plan B’s writing team and is keen to duet with some of her favourite British artists in the future.
She said: “I have got a session next month with Plan B’s writers. It’s really hard to schedule anything this month because I don’t know when I’m going to be chucked off Strictly.
“I love the British talent, like Ed Sheeran, Labrinth, Disclosure, Rudimental. I think we’ve got loads of homegrown talent.”
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1. Victoria Louise Lott was born in Bromley, and was soon nicknamed ‘Pixie’ for being such a tiny baby. When she was 11, the popstar-to-be got a scholarship to study at the prestigious Italia Conti performing arts school in London – which trained up a number of famous faces including Russell Brand, Naomi Campbell and original Doctor Who star William Hartnell. Her classmates all got together for a special farewell video, miming along to High School Musical – watch for Pixie’s jazz hands entrance at 1:06.
2. Though she’s known for her squeaky clean image, Lott actually got her pop career started by less honest means: lying about her age. Much like the Spice Girls, she saw an advert in performing arts newspaper The Stage looking for the ‘next pop diva’ between 16 and 21, and got herself an audition – even though at 14 at the time. She must have impressed though, because she was promptly signed by Black Eyed Peas manager David Sonenberg.
3. Around the same time as the audition, she attended a birthday party that was filmed for an episode of MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 UK. Recent re-runs of the episode have allowed eagle-eyed viewers to pick Lott out in the crowd… remember when crimping was a thing?4. Pixie never tried out for The X Factor, but she was still once rejected by Gary Barlow. She had to sing in front of the Take That star as part of the audition process for short-lived musical TV series Britannia High, and was eventually unsuccessful. To be honest, we think she dodged a bullet here.
5. Lott’s debut single ‘Mama Do’ was a catchy slice of retro-infused pop that sailed straight to the top of the charts – but did you know she can also sing the song in Simlish? Yes, Lott re-recorded the song in the made up language of The Sims to feature in The Sims 3 – FYI, it can still be heard in the game if you turn on a radio and select ‘Pop’.
6. One time, she tattooed a fan on the ankle. To be clear: she signed her name, with a tattoo pen, on some guy’s ankle. Incredible.
7. Lady Gaga has her Monsters, Rihanna has her Navy, Pixie Lott has her Crazycats. On her first headline tour she even encouraged fans to come dressed up as cats, but this frivolity was put to an end after a scandalous interview with the Daily Star. “It’s funny,” she contemplated, “as I don’t have a cat and never have. In fact I’m not really a cat person, I’m a dog girl.”
8. Earlier this year, Pixie made a guest appearance in the period murder mystery drama Inspector George Gently as holiday park singer Megan, who sadly makes her grand entrance as a dead body. Lott found that the toughest part of the experience was playing dead, explaining: “I was lying face down on the wet sand, they hosed me down with freezing cold water, not even warm water. And I was shivering, but I couldn’t shiver, because I was meant to be dead.”
9. Lott is currently dating model-of-the-moment Oliver Cheshire, who was recently on the cover of Attitude magazine. Their relationship is the source of much of Lott’s songwriting, and she has a secret hope that one day the tables might turn. “I wouldn’t mind having a song written about me!” she told Dean Piper, “but I don’t think that’s going to happen as Oliver isn’t the best singer. I would try and teach him but I just don’t think there’s any hope. He would end up being a K-Fed type!”
10. They say never to meet your idols, and Pixie’s moment with hers didn’t quite go to plan. When she bumped into Mariah Carey, she was so nervous that she could only mumble that she was a huge fan. Mariah replied: “Oh, that’s so sweet… I need to go to the bathroom”.
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