Love, Loss & Chianti

Love, Loss & Chianti

Thirty/20 Theatre, Assembly Festival and Suzanna Rosenthal Ltd presents

Love, Loss & Chianti

Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Toast Of London, Downton Abbey) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood) star in this double-bill by critically acclaimed prize-winning poet Christopher Reid.

The show opens with A Scattering, Reid’s autobiographical, startlingly beautiful meditation on grief, for which he was awarded the Costa Book of the Year. It’s followed by The Song Of Lunch, his fictional raucous comedy set in a Soho restaurant, a reckless attempt to rekindle the flame of an old love affair - what could possibly go wrong?

With a stage setting of spectacular animation by the cartoonist Charles Peattie, the verse swings along in the hands of two superlative actors; an original and thrilling theatrical event of love and loss, with a lot of Chianti in the second half…

★★★★ ‘Consistently witty verse… gorgeous phrase-making… enchanting’ (The Telegraph)
★★★★ ‘A crisp, full-bodied, powerful drama’ (Mail on Sunday for The Song of Lunch)
★★★★★ ‘A joy from start to finish’ (The Times on The Song of Lunch)
‘Beautiful and moving… a masterwork’ (Costa Prize judges on A Scattering)

Evenings Tue – Sun: 19:45
Matinees Sat & Sun: 15:00

Adult £30
Premium Adult £37.50*
Concessions £25
*Best seats in the house plus a 175ml glass of chianti

Robert Bathurst
Rebecca Johnson

Author - Christopher Reid
Director - Jason Morell
Animation Designs & Drawing - Charles Peattie
Scenic Concept - Timothy Bird
Lighting Design - Colin Grenfell
Sound Design - Gregory Clarke
Video Facilitation - Matthew Brown


Love, Loss & Chianti

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