Romantics Anonymous

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 will premiere in London in the Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in October 2017 by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment, which has been developing the property for the musical stage since 2014.

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.

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