Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic & Plush Theatricals present
 

ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS LIVE STREAM


Sep 26 - Sep 28

1:00 PM PDT | 4:00 PM EDT

 


Directed by Emma Rice (Kneehigh’s Brief Encounter and The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk), this beautiful new musical was meant to be on a tour of the USA before the pandemic struck. The Wallis is thrilled to present the digital U.S. Premiere with a fully staged live broadcast coming direct from the U.K.'s Bristol Old Vic Theatre to audiences at home across the world, in all its glory!

The story centers around Angélique who makes beautiful chocolates, carefully infused with all the emotion that seems to overwhelm her in daily life. Jean-René runs a chocolate factory that is running out of steam. Both seek help from the usual sources: Jean-René favors self-help tapes, and Angélique joins a support group. Filled with all the joy and pain it takes to love and survive in the modern world, Romantics Anonymous is a tale that will lift any heart. Read The New York Times story on the digital U.S. Premiere.

Book by EMMA RICE
Lyrics by CHRISTOPHER DIMOND
Music by MICHAEL KOOMAN
Directed by EMMA RICE
Based on the film LES ÉMOTIFS ANONYMES written by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband

 


PURCHASE THE LIVE STREAMING PASS IN THE BOX BELOW.


PURCHASE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 19 AND SAVE:


Early Bird Single Household Pass: $20.96 (£16.00) 
Single Household Pass after Sept 19: $27.51 (£21.00)
Early Bird Multiple Viewers Pass: $40.61 (£31.00)
Multiple Viewers Pass after Sept 19: $53.71 (£41.00)


MORE PURCHASE OPTIONS:

Mon. Sept. 28 at 11:00am PDT: Audio Described - Video On Demand
Mon. Sept. 28 at 11:30am PDT: Closed Captioned Edition


MORE INFO:

After purchasing your ticket, you will be sent a link to watch the show online. This link will be delivered to you via email and text message. The link is unique to you and can only be used on one device; it cannot be shared, unless you purchase the Multiple Viewers Pass. The production will NOT be available for on-demand viewing after the Live Stream has concluded.

NOTE: Ticket sales are being handled by Ticket Co in the U.K. All prices are listed in British pounds. Charges to your credit card will be in U.S. dollars. Exchange rates may apply. Please contact the number on the back of your credit card for confirmation from your credit card company.


THE BOX:


 

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 mold 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 USA tour 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.

"There is no denying this one is a real treat!" - Variety

“A sweetly funny, gorgeously tender musical rom-com.” - The Times (London)