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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Announces Digital U.S. Premiere of Wise Children’s Critically Acclaimed Production of ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS, to be Live Streamed from UK’s Bristol Old Vic
The One-Time-Only Live Streamed Performance to Benefit The Wallis on Saturday, September 26, 2020, 1 pm (PDT)
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces a one-time-only live-streamed broadcast of the Wise Children production of ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS, a new musical experience presented live from the UK’s Bristol Old Vic, to benefit The Wallis, on Saturday, September 26, 2020, 1 pm (PDT). This marks the digital U.S. premiere of the award-winning production, following the cancellation of the launch of its live U.S. premiere at The Wallis earlier this season due to the global pandemic. With book and direction by acclaimed adaptor/director Emma Rice, lyrics by Christopher Dimond and music by Michael Kooman, the show played to rave reviews at Shakespeare's Globe. Romantics Anonymous, based on the film Les Émotifs Anonymes, written by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband, is the unusual love story of Angélique, maker of beautiful chocolates carefully infused with all the emotion that seems to overwhelm her in daily life, and Jean-René, who manages a chocolate factory that is running out of steam, rather like his own existence. Both seek help from the usual sources: Jean-René favors self-help tapes, and Angélique joins a support group, Les Émotifs Anonymes. When she takes a job in Jean-René’s struggling factory, a fragile love affair unfolds.
Financial Times described Romantics Anonymous as "a gentle, joyous, melt-in-the-mouth show," The London Times said it was, "A sweetly funny, gorgeously tender musical rom-com," and The Guardian called it, "a multifaceted gem, chock-full of love, generosity and joy." Rice received the Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre award at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards. Romantics Anonymous was originally presented at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2017 and then remounted by Wise Children and Plush Theatricals in 2020. The Wallis was slated to present its U.S. Premiere in March, but the engagement was cancelled due to the global pandemic.
Tickets for the live streamed broadcast of Romantics Anonymous are available per household for viewing on Smart TV, computer, smartphone or tablet. Patrons will receive a link and password which will enable them to view the live stream. Tickets purchased or before September 19 are 15 British pounds ($19.65 + $1.31 processing fee = $20.96 US*, based on current exchange rates) after September 20, they are 20 British pounds ($26.20 + $1.31 processing fee = $27.51 US*. Ticket sales are being handled by the Ticket Co. in UK, so prices are in British pounds, but credit cards will be charged in US dollars. Some exchange rates may apply. For tickets and information, visit TheWallis.org/Romantics or call 310.746.4000 (Tue.-Fri. 9:30 am – 2:30 pm).
Presenter / Producer: The Wallis
Theater > Musicals
Event Phone: 310-746-4000
Beverly Hills CA 90210
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 9/26/2020
1 pm (PDT)
Tickets purchased or before September 19 are 15 British pounds ($19.65 + $1.31 processing fee = $20.96 US*, based on current exchange rates) after September 20, they are 20 British pounds ($26.20 + $1.31 processing fee = $27.51 US*. Ticket sales are being handled by the Ticket Co. in UK, so prices are in British pounds, but credit cards will be charged in US dollars. Some exchange rates may apply.
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