Love, Loss & Chianti 

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

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?

Directed by Jason Morell,  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…

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

Associate Designer Isobel Power Smith


Riverside Studio

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

Book here 

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