Romantics Anonymous

An online stream
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A multifaceted gem, chock-full of love, generosity and joy

The Guardian

Book by and directed by Emma Rice, with music by Michael Kooman and lyrics by Christopher Dimond

Our Company in Residence, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and Plush Theatricals present Romantics Anonymous performed live on stage and broadcast direct to your home.

Romantics Anonymous was last seen at the Bristol Old Vic in January this year and was about to start a tour of the USA when the pandemic struck. Wise Children are delighted to announce that Romantics Anonymous will perform again, for one week only, streaming live from the Bristol Old Vic. Each night will be a truly one-off experience.

This is living breathing theatre, happening in the moment, shared with a live audience.

Angélique is a gifted chocolate maker crippled by social anxiety and Jean-René is the boss of a failing chocolate factory. 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.

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 Wise Children have worked closely with Bristol City Council to make sure the team are kept safe and well. These rigorous measures mean the full 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!

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.

Access performances
Closed captioning and audio-described shows are available on-demand. Please email office@wisechildren.co.uk for more info.

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Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

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