Romantics Anonymous

Wise Children

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4 Stars

The Guardian

4 Stars

The Independent

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!

4 Stars

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

4 Stars

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

4 Stars

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