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Tue, September 22 @ 7.30 pm
For one week only, Romantics Anonymous will be performed again, LIVE ON STAGE at the Bristol Old Vic! Wise Children will be bringing it live into your home – each night will be a truly one-off experience. The company have been isolating together in one large bubble for the last two weeks so that the show can be performed in its original form – with no social distancing! There will be singing, dancing and chocolate eating… and, if true love has its way, even kissing… Imagine that!
Just like theatre used to be, the production will take place, live, from the Bristol Old Vic Stage and you can watch it as it happens on your TV, phone, laptop, desktop or iPad in glorious (HD) technicolour.
Tonight’s production is being hosted by our friends at Eden Court Highlands, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, York Theatre Royal, HOME Manchester, The Lowry, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, The Festival Theatre, Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts and Storyhouse
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!