Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic & Plush Theatricals presents

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

Live Streamed from the Bristol Old Vic
What you watch at home will actually be happening live on stage in Bristol

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.

Book Now

Tuesday 22 September 7.30pm
(Virtual Doors open 7pm)

The show is performed live every night: what you see really is happening on-stage at Bristol Old Vic.

The show will be streamed by Ticket Co, a company specialising in live streamed events.

When you click “book now” you will be taken to the Ticket Co website to complete your purchase.

Until Sunday 20 September, tickets will cost £15.00 (plus a £1 booking fee)
From Monday 21 September, they will be £20.00.

After booking a ticket you will be sent a link to watch the show online at the set time. This link will come in an email and by text. Links are unique to bookers and can only be used on one device: they can’t be shared.

The streams can be watched on a computer, laptop, tablet or phone and Ticket Co also has Google and Apple TV plug ins, meaning viewers can watch on their TVs.

Closed captioning and audio-described shows are available on-demand.

This is clearly signposted on the Ticket Co website but we’re also happy to help any patrons with access needs make use of these. Please refer anyone needing help to us at: office@wisechildren.co.uk