CARLY BAWDEN STARS IN ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS

Thu Oct 31

Smash hit musical ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS, starring Carly Bawden as ‘Angélique’, is returning.

Having initially run at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London, the ‘funny, charming and awkward love story’ will return in 2020 for a new production, playing at the Bristol Old Vic from 18 January to 1 February, before embarking on a North American tour.

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 is a treat for all the senses. Filled with all the joy and pain it takes to survive and love in the modern world, Romantics Anonymous is a tale that will lift any heart.

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.

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