Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Toast Of London, Downton Abbey) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood) star in this double-bill by critically acclaimed prize-winning poet Christopher Reid.

The show opens with A Scattering, Reid’s autobiographical, startlingly beautiful meditation on grief, for which he was awarded the Costa Book of the Year. It’s followed by The Song Of Lunch, his fictional raucous comedy set in a Soho restaurant, a reckless attempt to rekindle the flame of an old love affair – what could possibly go wrong?

Directed by Jason Morell,  with a stage setting of spectacular animation by the cartoonist Charles Peattie, the verse swings along in the hands of two superlative actors; an original and thrilling theatrical event of love and loss, with a lot of Chianti in the second half

The Venue

Riverside Studios

Riverside Trust, Riverside Studios, 101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London, London, United Kingdom, W6 9BN

Nearest Tube


Nearest Train


Running Time

To be confirmed.

Booking Dates

First Performance

Tuesday 25th February 2020

Last Performance

Sunday 17th May 2020