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

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Tue 25 Feb - Sun 17 May, 3pm & 7.45pm

About Love, Loss & Chianti

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.