Romantics Anonymous: Bristol Old Vic Theatre play launches online streaming tour
James R | On 22, Aug 2020
As theatres across the UK begin to work out how to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre is going on tour – virtually.
Romantics Anonymous, directed by Emma Rice (Malory Towers, Wise Children, Tristan & Yseult), was meant to be on a tour of the USA before the pandemic struck. Now, the musical is instead being given a fully staged live-streamed performance direct from Bristol Old Vic to audiences at home across the world.
Angélique is a gifted chocolate maker crippled by social anxiety and Jean-René is the boss of a failing chocolate factory. Angélique is so timid, she faints when people look at her; Jean-René so awkward he relies on self-help tapes and is prone to embarrassing sweating. 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. Marc Antolin and Carly Bawden lead an ensemble cast, with book by Emma Rice, music by Michael Kooman and lyrics by Christopher Dimond.
Here’s the streaming line-up, including one night on 25th August at London’s Old Vic Theatre.
Tue 22 Sep
For Scotland & the North, UK
Wed 23 Sep 7:30pm For the Midlands, UK
Thu 24 Sep 7:30pm For Wales & the South West, UK
Fri 25 Sep 7:30pm For London & the South East, UK
Sat 26 Sep 12:30pm For Singapore
Sat 26 Sep 9:00pm For the USA