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.
Berkeley Rep is excited to offer you access to this live broadcast of Emma Rice’s latest musical confection!
Access the live broadcast
Rep 7-Play season subscribers will get free access to Romantics Anonymous. Log in to your account to renew online or select the Rep 7-Play subscription package of your choice. You must subscribe to our Rep 7-Play package by 5pm on September 23 to get free access to Romantics Anonymous. On September 25, you’ll receive an email from Ticket Co with your unique reference code for the live broadcast.
If you subscribed to a 2021 Rep 7-Play package before September 2, 2020, you received an email from us asking if you’d like to opt-in or opt-out of seeing Romantics Anonymous. Please respond by 5pm on September 23.
If you opt to purchase a single ticket, below, you’ll be purchasing directly through Wise Children in England, so the ticket price is in pounds, not dollars. International credit card charges may apply. We encourage you to read these “how to watch” instructions before purchasing a ticket to ensure you’ll be able to watch the broadcast.
The feel-good factor is through the roof; you really will leave the theatre ‘dancing on air’ and beaming from ear to ear.”
A sweetly funny, gorgeously tender musical rom-com”
Time Out London
A multifaceted gem, chock-full of love, generosity and joy”
An intimate, delectably joyous mix of the silly and the stirring”
This one’s a real treat”
Romantics Anonymous trailer
Get a sneak peek at Wise Children’s musical adaptation of Romantics Anonymous.