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By Emile Zola.
Dramatised by Carine Adler.
Business, ambition and fashion all collide in Zola's colourful love story. Set in the hustle and excitement of the expansion of one of Paris' first department stores.
After her dismissal from The Ladies' Delight, Denise is determined to stay in Paris. She rents a room above old Bourras' umbrella shop and quickly sets about trying to find other work. With local shops closing as The Delight expands, the task proves more difficult than she imagined.
Old Bourras/Baron/Vincard.....Will Tacey
Mme Aurelie/Mme Baudu.....Clare Beck
Mme Desforges.....Melissa Jane Sinden
Mme Marty/Pauline.....Maeve Larkin
Genevieve/Margueritte/Mme Boves.....Polly Lister
Written by Emile Zola
Adapted by Carine Adler
Directed by Stefan Escreet
Producer: Charlotte Riches.