LOVE, LOSS AND CHIANTI

By Christopher Reid

Minerva Theatre, Chichester
2015

Robert Bathurst B&W

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Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Downton Abbey, Toast of London) and Caroline Faber (Merlin, A Good Murder) star in this deeply moving and intensely funny double bill by award-winning writer Christopher Reid.

A SCATTERING

Reid’s award-winning lyrical narrative, written in response to the death of his wife, articulates beautifully emotions which most of us find hard to express. It won the Costa Book of the Year Award in 2009. Performed with original composition for viola and cello by Tom Smail.

THE SONG OF LUNCH

A lunch at an Italian restaurant in Soho – an attempt to rekindle an old flame. As the wine flows, nostalgia gives way to something closer to the truth. Poignant and hilarious, The Song of Lunch is a superbly crafted drama of a disastrous date. Performed with an animated setting by the Daily Telegraph’s Alex cartoonist Charles Peattie.

‘Moving, clever, beautiful, sad and true. Just wonderful’
The Guardian on The Song of Lunch

‘Life-affirming…full of urgency and feeling’
Costa Prize Judges

‘Impossible to fault’
Daily Telegraph

Thursday 22 – Saturday 31 January 2015, Chichester Minerva Theatre

Director Jason Morell
Designer Timothy Bird
Illustration Charles Peattie
Music Tom Smail
Lighting Designer Colin Grenfell
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
General Management Eleanor Lloyd Productions

Cast
Robert Bathurst and Caroline Faber