Sandra Dickinson will return as Lucille Ball in the successful production of I Loved Lucy when it returns to the Jermyn Street Theatre for a further three week run next month.
Following on from the hugely popular London premiere last month, it has been announced that I Loved Lucy will return to the Jermyn Street Theatre from the 6th to the 23rd April, with Sandra Dickinson reprising her role as Lucille Ball.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles born Stefan Menaul will now replace Matthew Bunn as Lee. His previous credits include the West End production of Dirty Dancing, Ice Cream and The Ritual of Thwarted Desire at Southwark Playhouse and Off the Cliff at Theatre503.
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 her life…at the end of her life? Out of the spotlight.
Based on his memoir, Lee Tannen’s funny, bitter-sweet play reveals the real life Lucy and what is was like being her friend to the end.
Directed by Jermyn Street Theatre’s Artistic Director Anthony Biggs, the production was a success with audiences during its original run at the theatre.
Here is what some of the critics had to say about it:
Love London Love Culture: “consistently sharp and funny throughout.”
British Theatre.com: “Sandra Dickinson is a riotous Lucille Ball”
Broadway World.com: “It’s a show conceived and executed with great confidence and authority.”
Everything Theatre: “I Loved Lucy is superbly acted, well written and staged with a wonderful simplicity. Ultimately its great storytelling told with honesty, charm and wit.”
I loved Lucy will appear once again at the Jermyn Street Theatre from the 6th to the 23rd April.