Romantics Anonymous

Shakespeares Globe

Romantics Anonymous

20 Oct 2017 - 06 Jan 2018

£10.00 - £62.00

Pro reviewers rating
12 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0

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.

Adapted by Rice from the French-Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes


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“Catchy melodies... Dimon’s witty lyrics keep things chipper... Characters are sketched with affection and skill... Delightful.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“A life-affirming treat... Whimsical piano and woodwind-led songs give voice to the characters’ churning inner turmoil.”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

“Sweetly funny, gorgeously tender... An emphatic return to the kind of fizzing yet tender fairytale that director Rice does best.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“A multifaceted gem, chock-full of love, generosity and joy, and it fits the space like a glove... Witty stagecraft.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Gorgeous, heart-melting musical romance makes a magical adieu from director Emma Rice.”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

“Toothsome treat... A gracious, big-hearted swansong – an intimate, delectably joyous mix of the silly and the stirring.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“A sweet treat of a new musical, wrapped in fun and fancy, and bound up with a ribbon of magic... There's only joy to be had here”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

“The theatrical equivalent of a chocolate soufflé... Rice’s own directorial flair answers the questions posed by her book.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“Witty production... A gentle, joyous, melt-in-the-mouth show.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Delectable swansong... Melt-in-the-mouth storytelling... some magnifique ensemble work... Satisfyingly theatrical.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Kooman’s music and Dimond’s lyrics banter and scamper and dip into melancholy... Nimbly multitasking cast... Riding: outstanding”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Relentlessly quirky and charming... I felt quite whimsy-weary... Agreeably open-hearted... A perpetual twinkle in its eye.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

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