Angelique makes beautiful chocolates, carefully infused with all the emotion that seems to overwhelm her in daily life. Jean-Rene runs a chocolate factory that is running out of steam, rather like his own existence. Both seek help from the usual sources: Jean-Rene favours self-help tapes and Angelique joins a support group, Les Emotifs 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.Performers Carly Bawden (Angelique), Dominic Marsh (Jean-Rene), Joanna Riding (Mother/Magda), Marc Antolin (Ludo), Gareth Snook (Mercier), Natasha Jayetileke (Suzanna/Mimi), Lauren Samuels.
Book by Emma Rice. Adapted by Emma Rice (from the French-Belgian film Les Emotifs Anonymes. Lyrics Christopher Dimond. Music Christopher Dimond. Lyrics Michael Kooman. Lyrics Michael Kooman. Producer Shakespeare's Globe (by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment New York). Director Emma Rice. Design Lez Brotherston. Music Michael Kooman. Music Nigel Lilley (music supervisor). Choreographer Etta Murfitt. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Sound Simon Baker.