Critically acclaimed musical Romantics Anonymous partners with Brighton Dome on Livestream Tour
20 Aug 2020
As part of our commitment for sharing and supporting new theatre, Brighton Dome is pleased to announce it will be a promotional partner for Emma Rice’s critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Romantics Anonymous during its digital tour.
Produced by Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and Plush Theatricals, Romantics Anonymous will be performed live at Bristol Old Vic theatre and live-streamed directly to audience’s homes. Brighton Dome will partner the performance on Fri 25 September along with selected venues in the South East. Each live show will be dedicated to, and slightly tweaked for, audiences in different parts of the country.
Funny, tender and painfully awkward, Romantics Anonymous is a delicious love story about breaking the mould and finding the courage to be happy.
Directed by Emma Rice (Malory Towers, Wise Children, Tristan & Yseult), this beautiful new musical was due to tour the USA before the coronavirus pandemic struck. The world premiere of Romantics Anonymous was originally produced by Shakespeare's Globe for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment.
The story centres on Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker crippled by social anxiety and Jean-René, the boss of a failing chocolate factory. Angélique is so timid, she faints when people look at her; Jean-René so awkward he relies on self-help tapes and is prone to embarrassing sweating. When Angélique takes a job in Jean-René’s struggling factory, a fragile love affair unfolds. Funny, tender and painfully awkward, Romantics Anonymous is a delicious love story about breaking the mould and finding the courage to be happy.
Artistic Director Emma Rice explains more:
“I have devoted my life to the live experience and the collective imagination, things that have proved impossible over the last few months. Whilst nothing will be able to replace the thrill of a night out at the theatre, this live broadcast is going to be as close to that delicious experience as we can possibly make it! Live, fresh, fun and intimate, this will remind us of what it is to share stories, hear music and, if true love has its way, even kiss. Imagine that! We are taking the utmost care to protect all of our valued team and, for one week only, we can all experience a live performance again, get lost in a wonderful love story and remember what it was to be socially intimate!”
Pre-booking offer up until 24 September, £15 for single viewer or £30 for multi-viewer access. Book here.