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Romantics Anonymous

A New Musical

  • 2017/Winter/Romantics

Friday 20 October 2017 – Saturday 6 January 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Emma Rice

Christopher Dimond

Michael Kooman

Based on the film
Les Émotifs Anonymes
written by
Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband

Emma Rice

Lez Brotherston

Music Supervisor
Nigel Lilley

Etta Murfitt

Simon Hale

Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Designer
Simon Baker


By special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment

‘Add a few ingredients
Bold, and brave, and new.

Don’t you love how chocolate
is so unlike you?’


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.


Adapted by Emma Rice from the French-Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes, with lyrics and music by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman, this new musical promises to be a treat for all the senses. Filled with all the joy and pain it takes to survive and love in the modern world, this is a tale that will lift any heart.

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