Full casting has been announced for Emma Rice’s new musical Romantics Anonymous at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Carly Bawden (Alice in Wonder.land, National Theatre; McQueen,Theatre Royal Haymarket) will play the central role of Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker inhibited by social anxiety with Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding (Carousel, My Fair Lady, The Girls) playing Mother and Magda.
Dominic Marsh (Tristan & Yseult, Globe; I Am Thomas, National Theatre of Scotland) will play the other key character Jean-René, the awkward boss of a struggling chocolate factory.
Based on the French-Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes, the musical is a funny, charming and awkward love story of Angélique and Jean-René.
The cast is completed by Marc Antolin (Twelfth Night, Globe; Peter Pan, National Theatre; Matilda, West End), Gareth Snook (Romeo and Juliet, Globe; Casa Valentine, Southwark Playhouse; Assassins, Donmar Warehouse), Philip Cox (The Mousetrap, St Martin’s Theatre; The Go Between, West Yorkshire Playhouse), Natasha Jayetileke (Bend It Like Beckham, West End; Wah! Wah! Girls, Sadler’s Wells), Lauren Samuels and Joe Evans.
The production is directed by Emma Rice, with book written by Emma Rice, lyrics by Christopher Dimond, and music by Michael Kooman, presented by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment.
It will be the final new production directed by Emma Rice as Artistic Director of the Globe
Romantics Anonymous will run from 20 October 2017 until 6 January 2018 at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe.