As big fans of leading UK director Emma Rice’s work, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is immensely proud to be just one of 30 international partners chosen for the live stream of Romantics Anonymous by Wise Children this September. Streaming for one night only on Friday, 25th September, 7.30pm, watch as this beautiful new musical is streamed direct from Bristol Old Vic to audiences in Singapore, in all its glory.
Based on the film Les Émotifs Anonymes by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband, Romantics Anonymous is a delicious love story about breaking the mould and finding the courage to be happy. Meet Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker crippled by social anxiety, and Jean-René, 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.
Romantics Anonymous was originally presented at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2017 and then remounted by Wise Children and Plush Theatricals in 2020. To remain safe while also refusing to compromise on the quality of the production, the company have been isolating together in one large bubble for the last two weeks so that the show can be performed in its original form with no social distancing onstage. With a book by Emma Rice, lyrics by Christopher Dimond, and music by Michael Kooman, get ready to fall in love all over again, with singing, dancing and chocolate eating, and perhaps, even kissing, as Romantics Anonymous streams this Friday.
Romantics Anonymous will be streamed on 25th September 2020 at 7.30pm (Singapore time). Tickets available here