Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Stepping into Audrey Hepburn’s shoes would not be an easy task, but when you pair this with being upstaged by a cat as well as a veteran actor from Cheers, you would definitely need at least one of those martinis propped for the set. Emilia Clarke, a 25 year old English actress, plays the role of Holly GoLightly in the play Breakfast at Tiffany’s currently in reviews on Broadway. She is a tiny woman with a big voice and the signature ‘daaaarling!’ she drawled at everyone was impressive even to those of us up in the gods.

The director was apparently adamant that he cast a relatively new face for the role, and Ms Clarke definitely had the talent. But every time George Wendt appeared on stage the audience would burst into applause. He didn’t have such a big part ( he was the besotted barman as opposed to the drinker he was in Cheers ) but the way the audience acknowledged him endorses the trend for producers to cast film stars on Broadway. That doesn’t explain the cat of course. She had everyone laughing when she refused to leave the stage. Right at the moment when Holly Golightly told her to scat, she sat. I guess even a cat wants their 15 minutes of fame…


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3 Responses to Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  1. Dallas Colley says:

    Aah the elegance of Truman Capote, “She had a cat and she played the guitar.On days when the sun was strong, she would wash her hair, and together with the cat, a red tiger-striped tom, sit out on the fire escape thumbing a guitar while her hair dried”.

  2. jill C says:

    Thanks so much for this eloquent account of this show- lovely. Gotta love those striped ginger cats- I’ve had two Kipper and Saffron- wonderful company both of them, alas they both are no longer with us, but I have a flowering native hibiscus that is apricot that reminds me of them both this time of year.

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