I Loved LucyDuration 2h

Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB

Based on the memoirs of Lee Tannen about his 10-year relationship with the TV comedy legend, I Loved Lucy is a personal portrait of the iconic entertainer Lucille Ball.

Her public face all too well known, what was Lucille really like? And how did she choose to live at the end of her life, out of the spotlight? Tannen’s funny, bitter-sweet play reveals the real-life Lucy and what it was like being her friend to the end.

The critically acclaimed Sandra Dickinson (recent West End credits including Singin' In The Rain, A Streetcar Named Desire) returns as Lucy, with Broadway leading man Matthew Scott (An American In Paris and Jersey Boys on Broadway) making his London debut as Lee.

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 - much of them spent 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. Here, he paints a rich personal portrait that can only add to our love of a Hollywood legend.

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Sandra Dickinson, Matthew Scott
Author
Lee Tannen
Director
Anthony Biggs
Producer
Gary DiMauro
Costume
Gregor Donnelly
Lighting Designer
Tim Mascall
Set Designer
Gregor Donnelly
Sound
Gareth McLeod

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Arts Theatre

Address
Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB
Telephone
020 7836 8463
Official site
artstheatrewestend.co.uk/
Nearest tube
Leicester Square (50m)
Nearest bus
24, 29, 176
Nearest train
Charing Cross
Parking

Westminter City Council car park at China Town. NCP at Upper St Martin's Lane. Very limited metered parking available in surrounding streets- free after 6.30pm.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7836 8463
Discounts
Available for wheelchair/scooter users and their companions.
Limited mobility
Seats B1 and B16 in the Circle and A1, A14, B1, B16 & 17, C18 and BB1 & 2 in the Stalls offer the best leg room.
Access description
Access to main entrance via a slight ramp and through double doors. Box office counter is straight ahead. 19 steps down to the Stalls to the right of the box office and 5 steps up to the Circle to the left of it. Venue carpeted throughout, stairs are highlighted with handrails on either side.
Hearing impaired
None at present
Guide dogs policy
2 guide dogs allowed into auditorium. Staff are also happy to dog sit.
Wheelchairs
Entrance to the auditorium via double fire EXIT doors to the left of the main entrance. Long, slightly sloped corridor with handrail on one side takes one to the back of the Circle. 1 space for wheelchair/scooter user in the back of the Circle. Transfer seating for either 2 wheelchairs or 1 scooter user to an aisle seat - please ask when booking.
Toilets
No steps to men's and women's in the Stalls- the cubicles are very narrow.
Disabled toilets
Very large cubicle with some adapted toilet facilities at the back of Circle. Fully adapted toilet planned during refurbishment in 2005.
Bars
Bar located inside the foyer, the counter is to the left (1.2m high) with low moveable seating in the centre. Bar with moveable seating also at Stalls level. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens