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.