A funny, tender, live-streamed musical by Emma Rice
Angélique is a chocolate maker crippled by social anxiety. 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, this delicious love story about breaking the mould and finding the courage to be happy. Directed by Emma Rice (Kneehigh, Wise Children, Tristan & Yseult), don’t miss this fully-staged live stream direct from Bristol Old Vic to your home!
An intimate, delectably joyous mix of the silly and the stirringThe Independent
A sweetly funny, gorgeously tender musical rom-com”London Times
A multifaceted gem, chock-full of love, generosity and joyThe Guardian
Wise Children | 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 Phillippe Blasband. Romantics Anonymous was originally presented at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2017 and then remounted by Wise Children and Plush Theatricals in 2020