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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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Creatives


Book
Emma Rice

Lyrics
Christopher Dimond

Music
Michael Kooman

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

Director
Emma Rice

Designer
Lez Brotherston

Music Supervisor
Nigel Lilley

Choreographer
Etta Murfitt

Orchestrator
Simon Hale

Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Designer
Simon Baker

Credits


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?’

Synopsis


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.

Background


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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