Love, Loss & Chianti

An exciting double-bill from award-winning British poet Christopher Reid. This is part of the highly anticipated relaunch of Riverside Studios in Hammersmith.
Love, Loss & Chianti at Riverside Studios

Image courtesy Thirty/20 Theatre, Assembly Festival and Suzanna Rosenthal Ltd


Genre: Drama
Venue: Riverside Studios
Started: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Closes: Sunday 17 May 2020
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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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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Postal address:
101 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9BN

Box office tel: 020 8237 1010

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Previews from:Tuesday 25 February 2020

Press night:Friday 28 February 2020

Closes:Sunday 17 May 2020

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


£37.50 - £30


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Robert Bathurst

Rebecca Johnson


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

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