Cold Feet’s Robert Bathurst Stars in Love, Loss & Chianti at Riverside Studios

Cold Feet’s Robert Bathurst returns to the stage in a brand new show alongside Rebecca Johnson at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith

Lead image: Robert Bathurst in The Song of Lunch © Alex Brenner

The much-loved Cold Feet and Downton Abbey star, who has been in as many theatre productions as TV shows, is currently treading the boards at the newly reopened Riverside Studios in Hammersmith alongside Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood).

Love, Loss & Chianti is a double-bill that beautifully combines acclaimed poet Christopher Reid’s Costa Book Prize-winning, startlingly beautiful exploration of grief (A Scattering) with his fictional comedy about a reckless attempt at rekindling an old flame (The Song of Lunch).

An evening of two parts – one autobiographical, one fictional; one sad, one funny – the intimate production is a thrilling theatrical story of love, loss and lots of Chianti. What could possibly go wrong?

Directed by Jason Morell and set to a backdrop of Charles Peattie’s witty and richly inventive animation, the show opens with A Scattering, an autobiographical work written by Reid following the death of his wife.

‘It’s an evening of two parts – one autobiographical, one fictional; one sad, one funny’

In part two, Bathurst and Johnson tackle The Song Of Lunch, a raucous comedy set in a Soho restaurant that is at turns hilarious and emotionally charged, brought to life spectacularly by these two superlative actors.

If you’ve ever suffered a loss, and/or been on a rubbish date, this one’s for you…

Love, Loss & Chianti plays from 25 February until 17 May 2020 at the Riverside Studios, 101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith W6 9BN. For more info and to buy tickets, see


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