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I Loved Lucy

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. Based on his best-selling memoir, Lee Tannen’s funny, bitter-sweet play reveals the real-life Lucy and what is was like being her friend to the end.

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.

Lee Tannen first met Lucille Ball as a child, but cemented their close and enduring friendship as an adult. 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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours, with one intermission

Arts Theatre


6-7 Great Newport Street, Leicester Square, London
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by Gary Naylor - July 25, 2017
I Loved Lucy returns to the West End with a change in tone, but retaining its charm and its pathos with another incandescent star performance from Sandra Dickinson.
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2017
Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out London runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play 'I Loved Lucy', directed by Anthony Biggs, about Lee's 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July.