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I Loved Lucy returns to Jermyn Street Theatre
I Loved Lucy, by Lee Tannen and based on his memoir, returns to the Jermyn Street Theatre in central London from 6 to 23 April 2016, with an official opening on 8 April.
The play will be directed by Anthony Biggs, with set design by Gregor Donnelly and lighting by Charlie Lucas. The cast will again include Sandra Dickinson as Lucy and Stefan Menaul, who will be joining the production as Lee. The producers are Gary DiMauro, Therese Steiner and Showstoppers NY ill in association with Jermyn Street Theatre.
Synposis: "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. The play reveals the real-life Lucy and what is was like being her friend to the end."
Writer Lee Tannen first met Lucille Ball as a child but it wasn't until he became an adult that a close friendship developed. He became Lucille's confidant during the last 10 years of her life, spending time in her Beverly Hills and Palm Springs homes, traveling with her and entertaining her in New York City. I Loved Lucy enjoyed a successful run at the Jermyn Street Theatre in February of this year.