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.
Recommended forPerfect 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.
Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for young children