Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic & Plush Theatricals present
Directed by Emma Rice
Book by Emma Rice, Lyrics by Christopher Dimond, Music by Michael Kooman
Based on the film Les Émotifs Anonymes written by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband
PLEASE NOTE: This show is a live stream from Bristol Old Vic, the booking link will take you to Bristol Old Vic’s website to book your tickets.
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 that it is returning, with this fully staged live stream coming direct from Bristol Old Vic to audiences at home, in all its glory!
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.
Performed live on stage and broadcast direct to your home!
This is not a fancy, edited pre-record of the show. That would be far too safe and easy! This is the real thing. At 7.15pm, when you take your seat on your sofa, the cast will be in the theatre warming up, running lines and tuning instruments … until 7.30pm. Showtime! Complete with all the gorgeous possibilities for surprise that an old school night in the theatre would have, this is most definitely not a film. This is living breathing theatre, happening in the moment, shared with a live audience.
Safety is our priority!
Before rehearsals start, the entire Romantics Anonymous team will be tested for COVID and, once given the all clear, will isolate in a large bubble. Using the guidelines developed by sport, TV and film we have worked closely with Bristol City Council to make sure the team are kept safe and well. These rigorous measures mean that the whole show will be performed – without social distancing. There will be singing! There will be dancing and, if true love has its way, there will be kissing… Imagine that!
Just like theatre used to be!
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“THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR IS THROUGH THE ROOF”
“A MULTIFACETED GEM, CHOCK-FULL OF LOVE, GENEROSITY AND JOY”
“A SWEETLY FUNNY, GORGEOUSLY TENDER MUSICAL ROM-COM”