Romantics Anonymous - Livestream

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Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic & Plush Theatricals present the digital premiere of

Romantics Anonymous
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

"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!

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.

Cast and Credits


Many of the cast will be reprising their roles with full details to be announced shortly.


Director Emma Rice
Book by Emma Rice
Lyrics by Christopher Dimond
Music by Michael Kooman


Romantics Anonymous

Aundiences and critics have loved Romantics Anonymous, watch the trailer for this magical show to see why!

Dates, Times & Prices

22 September 2020

£21, Virtual doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7.30pm.

Press Coverage

“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 multifaceted gem, chock-full of love, generosity and joy”
The Guardian

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

“Truly delicious”
TimeOut London

“A sweetly funny, gorgeously tender musical rom-com”
London Times

“This one’s a real treat”


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