I Loved Lucy comes to London’s Arts Theatre
I Loved Lucy returns to the West End with Sandra Dickinson reprising her acclaimed role as Lucille Ball.
Based on Lee Tannen’s best selling memoir, I Loved Lucy is a funny, bitter-sweet play that reveals the real-life Lucy and what is was like being her friend to the end.
I Loved Lucy runs from 19 July 2017 until 2 September 2017 at the Arts Theatre.
What’s it about?
I Loved Lucy is a personal portrait of an iconic comedic entertainer whose public face is all too well known. But what was Lucille Ball really like? And how did she choose to live at the end of her life? Out of the spotlight.
During the last 10 years of Lucy’s life – years mostly spent out of the spotlight, and much of it around a backgammon table – Lee became Lucy’s confidante, spending time in her Beverly Hills and Palm Springs homes, travelling with her and entertaining her on his turf in New York City.
Most people who have written about Lucy never even met her. They have relied on others to fill in the blanks. Lee relied solely on Lucy. And he paints a rich personal portrait that can only add to our love of a Hollywood legend.
The cast features Sandra Dickinson and Matthew Scott.
Directed by Anthony Biggs with set and costume Gregor Donnelly, lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by Gareth McLeod.
★★★★★ ‘Sandra Dickinson gives a sublime, fabulous, tour de force performance.’ Stage Review
★★★★★ ‘One of the top 10 plays in London… Sandra Dickinson gives the performance of the decade’ Broadway World
★★★★★ ‘A brilliant, touching performance as Lucille Ball’ The Upcoming
‘Achingly funny’ The Stage
Running Time: 2 hours incl. interval
Theatre InformationArts Theatre
Address: 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176
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