I Loved Lucy Returns By Popular Demand

I Loved Lucy at Jermyn Street Theatre

Following it’s acclaimed London season, I Loved Lucy – Lee Tannen’s play based on his personal relationship with comedic superstar Lucille Ball will return to Jermyn Street Theatre for a further three week season. Sandra Dickinson will reprise the role of Lucille Ball for the return run which runs from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 23 April 2016. She will be joined in the production by new co-star Stefan Menaul as Lee. He graduated from Guildhall School of Music & Drama and was in the West End cast of Dirty Dancing. His other credits include Ice Cream and The Ritual of Thwarted Desire at Southwark Playhouse and Off the Cliff at Theatre503. Stefan has just finished filming the US TV series Berlin Station with Richard Armitage and Rhys Ifans. The production is directed by Jermyn Street Theatre’s Artistic Director Anthony Biggs. Based on his best selling memoir, Lee Tannen’s funny, bitter-sweet … Read more

Sandra Dickinson To Play Lucille Ball in I Loved Lucy

Sandra Dickinson

Sandra Dickinson (A Streetcar Named Desire, Not about Nightingales, Orpheus Descending) is to take on the title role of Lucille Ball in the UK premier of Lee Tannen’s bitter-sweet play I Loved Lucy! At London’s Jermyn Street theatre from 2 to 27 February, I Loved Lucy! by Lee Tannen paints a portrait of the iconic comedic entertainer and her life out of the spotlight. Awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lucille Ball remains one of Hollywood’s best loved stars, remembered in particular for her role in the 1950s TV sitcom, I Love Lucy. Based on his best selling memoir, Tannen reveals what is was like being friends with Lucille Ball until the very end. Whereas most people who wrote about Ball never met her, Tannen (to be played in this production by Matthew Bunn) paints a rich personal portrait. Tannen first met Ball as a child but … Read more