Love, Loss & Chianti tickets

Love, Loss & Chianti

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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. 

Author Christopher Reid
Director Jason Morell
Animation Designs & Drawing Charles Peattie
Scenic Concept Timothy Bird
Lighting Design Colin Grenfell
Sound Design Gregory Clarke
Video Facilitation Matthew Brown

Performers Robert Bathurst and Rebecca Johnson

Access Information

The Riverside Studios aims to be as accessible as possible. If you have accessibility needs and require a carer to accompany you, they may be eligible for a discounted ticket. Please call us on 0208 237 1010 or email us at so we can accommodate you.


Riverside Studios - 101 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London W6 9BN

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges, no refunds after purchase.


The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.


25th February 2020 - 17th May 2020

Riverside Studios: Studio 3

Riverside Studios - 101 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London W6 9BN