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About Love, Loss & Chianti
Robert Bathurst, of Cold Feet and Downton Abbey, and Rebecca Johnson, from The Trip and The Flood, star in this emotional, and at times hilarious, two-part evening of critically acclaimed writing by prize-winning poet Christopher Reid.
Love, Loss & Chianti takes us through a four-year period in the author’s life, expressed in Reid’s exquisite verse. The show opens with A Scattering, an astonishingly articulate meditation on grief for which Reid was awarded Costa Book of the Year. ("Beautiful and moving… a masterwork" Costa Prize judges). The second half is The Song of Lunch ("A joy from start to finish" The Times) a comedy set in a Soho restaurant plotting a reckless attempt to rekindle an old flame.
With spectacular cartoon animation by Charles Peattie and directed by Jason Morell, the verse swings along; together they are sad and very funny, about love and loss, with a lot of Chianti in the second half.
Last updated: January, 2020.