Join us for the launch of our 2019 Spring Season at this black-tie Academy Screening.
Taking place in the RWA’s beautiful main gallery, this screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s offers an evening oozing with vintage Hollywood glamour.
Enjoy a live music performance from The Soulsters and drinks reception before the screening, with the chance to take an exclusive out-of-hours look at the RWA’s latest exhibition: Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism.
Prior to the screening we are delighted to be joined by actress Beth Burrows. Beth’s one-woman show Sirens of the Silver Screen sees her embody Audrey Hepburn on stage. She will be talking about Hepburn’s lasting impact on Hollywood and the wider world.
This screening will be subtitled.
While other girls were listening to the Spice Girls, Beth grew up playing the ‘Les Miserables’ original cast recording on repeat. Aged 14 she was accepted to the National Youth Music Theatre where her professional training began.
Turning down a place at the University of Cambridge, Beth chose to study English and Drama at the University of Bristol. Following three very happy years in Bristol she went on to complete her Masters at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Graduating with an MA in Musical Theatre, she moved to the Big Smoke where she was cast in the European premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver’s progressive musical ‘35MM’.
Other London credits include the lead role in an adaption of Chekhov’s ‘The Lady with a Dog’ and Daisy Buchanan in ‘Looking for Gatsby’. In 2014 Beth moved to the Middle East to take up an editorial role with Forbes Middle East. She also established herself as a popular actress, singer and presenter.
It was whilst living in Dubai that Beth created ‘Sirens of the Silver Screen’, a one-woman show about the lives of Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. The show made its premiere in the Middle East and has since enjoyed two critically acclaimed London runs, as well as a brief stint in Bristol. In 2016 Beth swapped the sandpit for the surf, joining Seabourn Cruise Line as Assistant Cruise Director where she performs ‘Sirens of the Silver Screen’ on the seven seas. Beth now splits her time between performing engagements on land and stints at sea.
For more information about Beth, visit www.bethburrows.com, follow her on Twitter @Beth_Burrows or on Facebook at @BethBurrowsOfficial.
Writer Paul Varjak arrives at his new apartment and meets his neighbor, the glamorous and eccentric socialite, Holly Golightly. The two have aspirations to greater things. Paul longs to be a successful writer, whereas Holly hopes to live a life where she is rich enough to ‘breakfast at Tiffany’s’. As they start to fall in love, their plots to climb the social ladder are challenged and dark secrets from their past are revealed.
Starring: Audrey Hepburn | George Peppard | Patricia Neal | Buddy Ebsen
Directed: Blake Edwards
Screenplay: George Axelord
Produced: Martin Jurow | Richard Shepherd
THEY SAY: “[Hepburn] bridges a gap between female and male viewers, offering so much to like and plenty to sympathise with. And George Peppard perfectly captures some of the frustration that arises when perfect love is within your grasp but yet so unobtainable. Woven into this heady romance is chic Hollywood comedy at it’s finest, combined with evocative cinematography. And key to allowing seamless transitions between melodrama and humour is the superb music score from the underrated Henry Mancini.” (Almar Haflidason, BBC)
WE SAY: Breakfast at Tiffany’sis a remarkable film not least for its incredible influence on popular culture. The image of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly is one of the most iconic representations of Hollywood glamour in existence. The film itself is charming, touching and vaguely eccentric – much like the main character itself. The film continues to divide critics, but its endearing performances and unusual love story cement this as an enduring classic.