ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE presents Wise Children / Bristol Old Vic / Plush Theatricals
Romantics Anonymous

Book and Direction by EMMA RICE

SEPT 22–26, 2020

Directed by Emma Rice (Brief Encounter, Tristan & Yseult), this lovely new musical was meant to tour the US when the pandemic struck. St. Ann’s is delighted to join Emma’s company, Wise Children, and theaters here and abroad in presenting this fully staged production live from the Bristol Old Vic for you to enjoy at home!

Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker, so timid she faints when people look at her; and Jean-René, so awkward he relies on self-help tapes and is prone to embarrassing sweating, find each other when Angélique takes a job in Jean-René’s struggling chocolate factory. Romantics Anonymous is a delicious love story about breaking the mold and finding the courage to be happy.

Lyrics by Christopher Dimond | Music by Michael Kooman
Based on the film Les Émotifs Anonymes by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband

Each live-streamed show will be dedicated to, and slightly tweaked for, audiences in different parts of the world.

TUES, SEPT 22 | 2:30pm EDT
WED, SEPT 23 | 2:30pm EDT
THURS, SEPT 24 | 2:30pm EDT
FRI, SEPT 25 | 2:30pm EDT
SAT, SEPT 26 | 4pm EDT

Run Time: 2 Hours 20 Minutes, with Intermission

Performed in English. Recommended for ages 8+

Closed captioning and audio-described shows are available on-demand beginning Monday, September 28th. For assistance, please contact [email protected].

A carefully developed COVID-safe plan has the cast and backstage team forming a bubble for the two-week production period and performing in an empty auditorium, meaning the show can be fully staged in its original form with singing, dancing, and no social distancing.

How does it work?
The show is performed live every night. What you will see on your screen really is happening on-stage at Bristol Old Vic.

The show will be streamed by Ticket Co, a company specializing in live-streamed events. Ticket Co also runs the Box Office, so ticket buyers will move from the St. Ann’s website on to Ticket Co to make your booking. Ticket Co will also handle any problems at the booking or viewing stages.

After booking a ticket, you will be sent a link to watch the show online at the set time. This link will be sent via email and by text. Links are unique to ticket buyers and can only be used on one device: they can not be shared.

Streaming can be watched on a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone and Ticket Co also has Google and Apple TV plugins, meaning ticket buyers can watch on their TVs. Instructions for this are available on the Ticket Co website.

Four stars

“A multifaceted gem, chock-full of love, generosity, and joy”

Four stars

“A sweetly funny, gorgeously tender
musical rom-com”

Four stars

“Truly delicious”

Special Events:




Join the two Artistic Directors — of Wise Children and St. Ann’s Warehouse — for an exclusive virtual conversation.

An exclusive event for Inside Circle, Members & American Express Card Members


The World Premiere of Romantics Anonymous was originally produced by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment.