Based on the French-Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes, ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS is a new musical written by Emma Rice (book), Christopher Dimond (lyrics), and Michael Kooman (music), and directed by Emma Rice, that premiered in London in the Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in October 2017. In 2019, the production played Bristol Old Vic in UK prior to a North American tour. Plush Theatricals is the lead-producer of this beautiful musical.
About the show
Angélique 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, rather like his own existence. Both seek help from the usual sources: Jean-René favours self-help tapes and Angélique joins a support group, Les Émotifs Anonymes.
Romantics Anonymous is an unusual and tender love story in which the obstacles to happiness are not the usual external barriers, but those sneaky little ones we know all too intimately: the ones within.