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Book Emma Rice
Lyrics Christopher Dimond
Music Michael Kooman
Based on the film Les Émotifs Anonymes written by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband
Add a few ingredients
Bold and brave and new
Don’t you love how chocolate is so unlike you?
Angélique is a gifted chocolate maker crippled by social anxiety and Jean-René is 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.
Directed by Emma Rice (Malory Towers, Wise Children, Tristan & Yseult), this beautiful new musical was meant to be on a tour of USA before the pandemic struck. We’re now delighted to be able to bring it back, with this fully staged live stream coming direct from Bristol Old Vic to audiences at home, in all its glory!
This is the London and South East live stream performance presented in partnership with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Marlowe Theatre. Norwich Theatre Royal and The Old Vic as part of a 5-performance livestream tour. Each live streamed show will be dedicated to, and slightly tweaked for, audiences in different parts of the world.
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
**** 'A multi-faceted gem, chock-full of love, generosity and joy' The Guardian
Read our interview with Artistic Director Emma Rice to find out how and why they decided to bring the live theatre experience into people’s homes.