Love, Loss & Chianti 

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

Love, Loss & Chianti

Robert Bathurst (
Cold Feet, Downton Abbey) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood ) star in

this emotional, and at times hilarious, two-part evening pairing 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), Reid’s comedy set in a Soho restaurant; 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. 

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

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


Tuesday 25th February –Sunday 17th May 2020 Tuesday – Saturday, 7.45pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees, 3pm

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