“I loved Emma Rice’s take on the 2010 French movie Les Emotifs Anonymes which was her generous parting gift to the Globe back in 2017 after the relationship between the artist and the theatre broke down. Now the show, which tells of the love affair between a chocolate maker and a chocolate factory owner which is endangered by crippling shyness and their respective parents, is reborn on the stage of Bristol Old Vic for five nights only with each night representing a stop off in a digital tour that encompasses Scotland and the North of England, the Midlands, West Country, London and the South East and even the USA. All shows will be available via the Wise Children website, wherever you are in the world. I am confident this will be worth it and not just for the sweet-toothed because although this delightful musical confection is undoubtedly honeyed it has pared back restraint that makes it satisfying without being overly sentimental.”
“Romantics Anonymous was last seen at the Bristol Old Vic in January this year and was about to start a tour of the USA when the pandemic struck...”
Angélique is a gifted chocolate maker crippled by social anxiety and Jean-René is the boss of a failing chocolate factory. 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.
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