Romantics Anonymous

Romantics Anonymous

Romantics Anonymous

Live from Bristol Old Vic
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
September 26, 2020 · 1pm

Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Emma Rice has delighted audiences with wondrous shows like The Wild Bride and Tristan & Yseult. And now Wise Children (Emma’s new company), Bristol Old Vic, and Plush Theatricals will produce her critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Romantics Anonymous—performed at Bristol Old Vic and broadcast live, direct to audience’s homes nationally and globally.

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.

The feel-good factor is through the roof; you really will leave the theatre ‘dancing on air’ and beaming from ear to ear.”

Broadway World

A sweetly funny, gorgeously tender musical rom-com”

London Times

Truly delicious”

Time Out London

A multifaceted gem, chock-full of love, generosity and joy”

Guardian (UK)

An intimate, delectably joyous mix of the silly and the stirring”

Independent (UK)

This one’s a real treat”


Watch now

Romantics Anonymous trailer

Get a sneak peek at Wise Children’s musical adaptation of Romantics Anonymous.



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