The critically acclaimed musical will be broadcast live to Midlands audiences on Wed 23 Sep

Following the success of our exuberant co-production Wise Children in 2019, we’re over the moon to announce that we’ll be hosting another spectacular show from visionary director Emma Rice when Romantics Anonymous makes its digital debut this autumn.

Performed LIVE on stage at Bristol Old Vic, the critically acclaimed musical will embark on a virtual tour of theatres across the UK and overseas, with venues selling tickets for different nights in a wonderful display of industry solidarity. It is produced by Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and Plush Theatricals.

Each night from Tuesday 22-Saturday 26 September, the show will be tailored to regional audiences, with a sprinkle of local flavour added before the show begins. Midlands audiences are invited to enoy the show at 7.30pm on Wednesday 23 September, with tickets now available to purchase via our website. Those who book will receive details of how to watch the performance as it is broadcast live to their homes.

Based on the film Les Émotifs Anonymes by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband, Romantics Anonymous is a delicious love story about breaking the mould and finding the courage to be happy.

Funny, tender and painfully awkward, it follows Angélique, a gifted chocolate-maker crippled by social anxiety, and Jean-René, the boss of a failing chocolate factory, so awkward that he relies on self-help tapes and is prone to embarrassing sweating. When the timid Angélique takes a job in Jean-René’s struggling factory, a fragile love affair gradually unfolds.