I’m excited to raise a toast to Robert Bathurst and the team behind poetry-inspired Love, Loss & Chianti – and to pay my first visit to the new, purpose-built home for iconic London arts centre Riverside Studios.
‘Witty’ and ‘enchanting’ (★★★★ Telegraph), Love, Loss & Chianti is an intimate new production starring Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Downton Abbey, Toast of London) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood).
The perfect night out for anyone who’s ever loved, lost or been on a rubbish date…
A delicious double-bill, Love, Loss & Chianti combines critically acclaimed poet Christopher Reid’s hauntingly powerful exploration of grief (A Scattering) with his raucous verse comedy, following a reckless attempt at rekindling an old flame (The Song of Lunch) – what could possibly go wrong? The production is directed by Jason Morell and set to spectacular animation by celebrated Alex cartoonist Charles Peattie.
The critics have raved about Christopher Reid‘s Costa Prize-winning poetry, which forms the basis for Love, Loss & Chianti: ‘consistently witty verse… gorgeous phrase-making… enchanting’ (Telegraph), ‘a crisp, full-bodied, powerful drama’ (Mail on Sunday), ‘a joy from start to finish’ (The Times), ‘beautiful and moving… a masterwork’ (Costa Prize judges on A Scattering).