Love, Loss & Chianti
31 Tuesday 31st March

Love, Loss & Chianti

Riverside Studios

Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9BN

Price: £30 - £37.50
Time: Tue - Sat 7.45pm, Sat & Sun matinees 3pm
Starts: Tue 25th Feb
Ends: Sun 17th May

Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, ITV; Downton Abbey, ITV; Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes, BBC) returns to the stage with 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.

A staged adaptation of two books by Reid, Love, Loss & Chianti sees 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 and The Song of Lunch are bound together by the power of memory and yearning, championing the vivid and emotive language of Reid’s verse. On the day Reid finished writing A Scattering, he began The Song of Lunch – a fictional, farcical diversion from the mood of his past three years.

Peattie’s witty and skilful animation creates a visual feast, illustrating both the action and the characters’ internal thoughts. This multi-disciplinary double-bill dissects the human condition to reminisce on the past, the shoulda woulda coulda mentality, and the ability to love unconditionally despite uncontrollable circumstances.



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