6-7 Great Newport Street, London
Public Previews: 19 July 2017
Opens: 24 July 2017
Closes: 2 September 2017
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Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Monday no shows
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 7.30pm
Thursday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday at 3.00pm
Note: Mon 24 July ay 7.00pm only
Note: Tue 25 July no shows
Runs 2 hours including one interval
£? to £? (plus booking fees if applicable)
Premium Seating also available
Lee Tannen's play I Loved Lucy in London starring Sandra Dickinson
A personal, funny, bittersweet play charting Lee Tannen's 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy fame. Although Lee Tannen originally met Lucille Ball when he was a child, it was not until years later, once she was mostly out of the spotlight of fame during the last ten years of her life that they became close friends.
It was during this period that, spending time with Lucy in her Beverly Hills and Palm Springs homes, travelling with her and entertaining her in his apartment in New York City, that Lee Tannen becme her confidante. Although Lucy's public persona as an iconic comedic entertainer is all too well known. Out of the spotlight. What was she really like? And how did she choose to live at the end of her life? I Loved Lucy, based on his best-selling memoir, is Lee Tannenís funny and bitter-sweet account of who the real-life Lucy was.
The cast for this 'two-hander' features Sandra Dickinson as 'Lucy' and Matthew Scott as 'Lee'. Directed by Anthony Biggs with designs by Gregor Donnelly, lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by Gareth McLeod. Sandra Dickinson's West End credits include Blithe Spirit at the Gieldgud Theatre in 2014 and Singin' In The Rain at the Palace Theatre in 2012.
Sandra Dickinson is reprising her role from when this production was originally presented in London at the Jermyn Street Theatre for two season last year (previewed 2 February 2016, opened 5 February 2016 and closed 27 February 2016, returned from 6 to 23 April 2016 - the role of 'Lee' was played by Matthew Bunn).
I Loved Lucy in London at the Arts Theatre public previews from 19 July 2017, opens on 24 July 2017 and closes on 2 September 2017