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Romantics Anonymous

Shakespeare's Globe

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The final new production directed by Emma Rice as Artistic Director of the Globe, Romantics Anonymous is a funny, charming and awkward musical love story.

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The final new production directed by Emma Rice as Artistic Director of the Globe, Romantics Anonymous is a funny, charming and awkward musical love story.

Adapted from the French-Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes written by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband, Romantics Anonymous’ book is written by Rice,  with lyrics by Christopher Dimond, and music by Michael Kooman.

The musical follows Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker inhibited by social anxiety, and Jean-René, the awkward boss of a struggling chocolate factory, in an unusual and tender love story about finding the courage to be happy.

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.

This is Dimon and Kooman’s London professional debut as musical theatre writers, with the duo also currently working on the score for an animated Disney television series.

Playing in the intimate setting of Shakespeare’s Globe’s candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as part of the winter 2017 season, The Winter Selection, 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.

We currently do not have any tickets for this show. For more information and tickets, please visit the show website. Access performances can be viewed in the calendar below.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 20/10/2017

Opening Night: 27/10/2017

Closing Night: 06/01/2018

Running time: 2h20, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Ludo - Marc Antolin

Angélique - Carly Bawden

Father - Philip Cox

Ensemble / On-stage Swing - Joe Evans

Suzanne / Mimi -  Natasha Jayetileke

Jean-René -  Dominic Marsh

Mother / Magda - Joanna Riding

Ensemble / On-stage Swing - Lauren Samuels

Mercier - Gareth Snook

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Creative

Director - Emma Rice

Designer - Lez Brotherston

Choreographer - Etta Murfitt

Lighting Designer - Malcolm Rippeth

Sound - Simon Baker

Author - Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband

Lyrics By - Christopher Dimond

Music By - Michael Kooman

Music Supervisor - Nigel Lilley

Orchestrator - Simon Hale

By special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment

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