I Loved Lucy - Arts Theatre

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Venue Information
Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London
London
WC2H 7JB

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square up to Great Newport Street on your left, where you can see the theatre.

I Loved Lucy

Everyone remembers Lucille Ball. With sitcoms like Here’s Lucy and I Love Lucy she made a huge legacy for herself during an illustrious career. Now audiences at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End can witness I Loved Lucy, a play from Lee Tannen based on his own book of the same name, which chronicles the later years of Ball’s life in the 1980s when Tannen formed a close friendship with the actress.

Some talented performers will portray both Ball and Tannen in the production – Sandra Dickinson and Matthew Scott – with the former previously playing the part at the Jermyn Street Theatre in the capital. So for audiences eager to witness something tried and tested, dealing with a subject matter that will undoubtedly be captivating to many, I Loved Lucy will provide a memorable evening.

Lucille Ball enjoyed an enviable career in the spotlight, beginning in the late 1920s and progressing in the 1930s and 1940s. However, it was in the 1950s that she made her biggest impression as she launched the hit sitcom I Love Lucy and in the decades that followed she became one of the biggest television stars in the world.

But this play takes a look at her later years, a period in which Lee Tannen got to know her, as she spent more time away from the eyes of the media. It will offer a tantalising insight into the real Lucille Ball as seen by Tannen, whose book from which this play is drawn has been in shelves since 2001.

But realising a television icon in the West End must be a daunting task, so it is no wonder that producers have turned to experienced performer Sandra Dickinson for the job. The actress has appeared in a wide range of television shows and theatre productions. Her credits include Uncle on television, A Streetcar Named Desire at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Singin’ In The Rain at the Palace Theatre, amongst many others.

So catch her in the role of Lucille Ball as she returns to the role at the Arts Theatre. I Loved Lucy is set to begin performances at the West End venue on Monday 24th July 2017 (previews from Wednesday 19th July 2017).

Show Information
Booking From: Thursday, 31st August 2017
Booking Until: Saturday, 2nd September 2017
Running Time: 2 hours (One interval)
Show Status: production_closed
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