Image courtesy Thirty/20 Theatre, Assembly Festival and Suzanna Rosenthal Ltd
A staged adaptation of two books by Christopher Reid, Love, Loss & Chianti sees Robert Bathurst star alongside Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, BBC; Paper, Scissors Stone, VAULT Festival), reprising their roles in the critically acclaimed verse comedy The Song of Lunch, as well as a premiere production of Reid's Costa Book Award winning verse, A Scattering.
Both will be exquisitely intertwined with glorious animations from celebrated cartoonist Charles Peattie.
A Scattering, written during the three years surrounding the death of his wife, is Reid's autobiographical and deeply affecting verse poem; an unmawkish depiction of loss, articulating emotions most of us find hard to express.
Transporting audiences from a hospice bed to the hills of Crete, the verse beautifully captures the author's stages of grief and attempted resolution.
Celebrating love and acknowledging loss, The Song of Lunch is a hilarious and poignant drama set in a Soho Italian restaurant.
Following its huge success at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, this bittersweet tale returns to the stage, presenting a reckless attempt to rekindle lost love between two former lovers.
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London W6 9BN
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday - 3-00pm
Sunday - 3-00pm
Author: Christopher Reid
Director: Jason Morell
Set designer: Timothy Bird
Lighting: Colin Grenfell
Sound: Gregory Clarke
Video designer: Matthew Brown
Production: Thirty/20 Theatre, Assembly Festival and Suzanna Rosenthal Ltd