I Loved Lucy
Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen’s incredibly personal, funny, bittersweet play charting his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball transfers to London’s Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season.
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 at the end of her life? Out of the spotlight. Based on his best-selling memoir, Lee Tannen’s funny, bitter-sweet play reveals the real-life Lucy and what it was like being her friend to the end.
Starring SANDRA DICKINSON as Lucy and MATTHEW SCOTT as Lee.
WELCOME TO THE ARTS THEATRE
Welcome to the ARTS THEATRE, winner of Best Theatrical Venue in the 2016 Broadway World Awards. The Arts is an independent commercial theatre situated in the heart of London’s West End, providing a dynamic programme of entertainment of all genres.
Our main house is a 350-seat proscenium arch theatre which has been in operation since 1927. We also operate Above the Arts, a private members bar and performance space on the first floor.
The Arts is also home to Rooms at the Arts, two bright and airy studios available for hire for rehearsals and workshops, as well as Covent Garden Cocktail Club. We look forward to welcoming you to the West End’s most vibrant theatre complex.
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I Loved Lucy
Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen’s incredibly personal, funny, bittersweet play charting his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball transfers to London’s Arts Theatre for a strictl...
Calenture is a mosaic piece exploring memory and agency. Two women stranded on a cliff. Young friends crashing a beauty pageant. A daughter and mother separated by the sea. Someone wins a line of bingo in the distance.
Musicals and Beyond
Join Helena Blackman and Amanda Coutts for a special cabaret. Featuring songs from musicals, together with pop and diva classics, Musicals and Beyond, produced by Paul Burton Productions, will be the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Suburban Gadget Show
Suburbaret is a suburban themed cabaret show hosted by Gareth Edward. Come celebrate all things suburban, with household gadgets and prizes worth more than £1 (Brexit permitting). Expect songs, laughter and a bit of gossip from the neighbours.
Waiting For Godot
Didi and Gogo wait on a country road by a tree for a man named Godot. All they know is that when Godot arrives they will be saved. If he doesn’t arrive they have to come back tomorrow and wait again.
Produced by Paul Burton Productions, The Vignettes is a sparkling cabaret featuring Pippa Gearing and Lizzie Deane – two outstanding musicians, known for their incredible vocals, stage presence and fantastic sense of humour.
WhatsOnStage Live Series - Tyrone Huntley
Join us for a series of WhatsOnStage Live events and get up close and personal with your favourite West End stars