The first pictures of Sandra Dickinson as Lucille Ball have been released as the show prepares for a run at the Jermyn Street Theatre from the 2nd February to the 27th February.
The play reveals the real life Lucy and what it was like to be her friend right to the very end of her life unlike most of the people who wrote about her, Tannen was the only one to have met her and knew her properly.
I Loved Lucy sees Sandra Dickinson taking on the role of Lucille. Dickinson’s previous credits include A Streetcar Named Desire and Not About Nightingales. She will be joined in the cast by Matthew Bunn (The Ladykillers) as Lee Tannen in a production directed by Jermyn Street Theatre’s Artistic Director Anthony Biggs (The River Line, On Approval).
Awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lucille Ball remains to this day one of America’s best loved stars. With her red hair and funny persona, she is most remembered for her role as Lucy Ricardo in the 1950’s sitcom I Love Lucy, which is still regarded as one the most popular and influential sitcoms in television history.
Lee Tannen first met Lucille as a child, but they grew close as friends as adults. It was during the last 10 years of her life that Tannen really became close to Lucille, travelling with her and entertaining her at his home in New York.
His memoir about her life was an instant best-seller and in 2010 he adapted it for the stage, where it premiered at The Laguana Playhouse. This London revival gives audiences in the UK the opportunity to learn more about this beloved personality of television history.
I Loved Lucy is on at the Jermyn Street Theatre from the 2nd to the 27th February 2016. For more information visit: http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/show/i-loved-lucy/.