Actor Robert Bathurst returns to Chichester in Love, Loss and Chianti, an emotive, touching and gently humorous double bill by award-winning writer Christopher Reid.
A Scattering, Reid’s award-winning lyrical narrative, was written in response to the death of his wife, articulating emotions that many find hard to express.
It was acclaimed by critics and won the Costa Book of the Year Award in 2009.
Devised and acted by Bathurst, this solo performance will be accompanied by original live music for viola and cello by Tom Smail.
The setting for A Song of Lunch, also written by Reid, is an Italian restaurant in Soho where two people attempt to rekindle an old flame.
As the wine flows, nostalgia gives way to something closer to the truth with poignancy and wit.
Bathurst is joined by Caroline Faber and the piece is performed with an innovative animated setting created by Daily Telegraph cartoonist Charles Peattie.
Robert Bathurst’s theatre credits include Festival 2014’s An Ideal Husband at Chichester, Present Laughter, Blithe Spirit, and Whipping It Up.
His screen roles include Downton Abbey, Toast of London and Cold Feet.
Caroline Faber’s theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, Lulu, and King Lear. Screen credits include Merlin and A Good Murder.
Love, Loss and Chianti is at the Minerva Theatre from January 22–31.