Previewed 19 July 2017, Opened 24 July 2017, Closed 2 September 2017 at the Arts Theatre
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 previewed from 19 July 2017, opened on 24 July 2017 and closed on 2 September 2017