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I Loved Lucy Tickets

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I Loved Lucy, a personal portrait of Lucille Ball, comes to the Arts Theatre in London’s West End for a limited run from 19th July 2017 to 2nd September 2017.

Lee Tanner’s beautiful and hilarious play I Loved Lucy comes to the Arts Theatre in London’s West End, for a limited run from 19th July 2017 to 2nd September 2017.

I Loved Lucy is the intimate story of one of the world’s most legendary comedic entertainers, whose celebrity face is all too well known. But do you really know what she was like? And how she chose to live during her latter years, out of the spotlight?

Lee Tannen’s touching and witty play, is based on his own acclaimed memoir of who the true Lucy really was and what is was like being her friend, right until the end.

With most people who have documented Lucille Ball’s life having never met her, purely relying on the accounts of others to fill in the blanks, Lee Tannen solely relied on Lucille’s own words. This he uses to paint a beautiful rich and touching portrait, that adds a lot of depth to what you may think you know about the fabled movie star.

Having first met Lucille Ball as a child, Lee Tannen cemented their intimate and enduring friendship during adulthood. Towards the end of her life, Lucy spent nearly ten years out of the spotlight, and often around a backgammon table.

During this time, Lee became Lucille’s closest confidante, spending time in her Palm Springs and Beverly Hills homes, travelling around with her and even taking her home to his own turf in New York City.

Following two sold-out runs at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2016, the play received a range of dazzling reviews. Sandra Dickinson is set to return in the lead role of Lucy, while Broadway star Matthew Scott (An American in Paris) makes his West End debut as Lee.

A welcome return for a much loved off-West End show, I Loved Lucy is set to open at the Arts Theatre on 19th July 2017, for a limited run until 2nd September 2017.

Sorry this show closed 02 September 2017, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
01 Sep 2017 - 02 Sep 2017
Running time:
2 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
May not be suitable for young children
Audience Notes:
Perfect for anyone who loves touching and funny theatre, I Loved Lucy is a fantastic chance to enjoy a show that sold out its last two London runs and left many missing out. Hot on the heels of the Arts Theatre’s production of Judy!, it is another opportunity to remember one of the greatest Hollywood figures of the 20th century.

I Loved Lucy Reviews

15 Reviews
  • 5 Stars33%
  • 4 Stars33%
  • 3 Stars27%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Stars7%

User Reviews


Fantastic show, I loved it it was very interesting to watch.

Performance date: 31 August 2017

What a marvellous show! I really enjoyed this. I work in comedy and have a huge interest in vintage comedy so have been aware of Lucille Ball - but, I have never watched I Love Lucy and I knew nothing about her life. It's definitely got me wanting to Read more

Performance date: 31 August 2017

‘I Loved Lucy’ was a thoroughly enjoyable show. It focuses on the last 10 years of Lucille Ball’s life and Sandra Dickinson was an excellent casting for this role as you got a huge range of emotion from her. My only gripe was I should have resea Read more

Performance date: 21 July 2017
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