The Department Store by Justin
Fleming (Inaugural winner of the Mitch
It's called paradise. And it leaves Harrods for dead!
Paradise is the most immense, dazzling, sumptuous department
store in the history of retail therapy. But it's Hell
for Denise Baudu and her uncle, Paul, whose tiny boutique
must literally be crushed to make way.
They sharpen their scissors for the fight.
There's just one problem. The capitalist 'monster'
behind the paradise is no monster at all. Octave Mouret
is young, charming - and he's in love with Denise!
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
"...a delightfully theatrical journey...excellent
production...impressive... performances that balance
presentational panache and emotional sincerity"SMH
"...entertaining and coyly erotic..."Sun-Herald
"...Fleming's script is playful and witty...effervescently
French and deliciously silly...one of the most entertaining,
eccentric and unusual works to be seen at The Old Fitz,
or anywhere else in Sydney"Sunday Telegraph
"..a joyous souffle of a production..."Sydney
" ...a comedic treat..."Vibewire
Kit Brookman, Isabella Dunwill, Jonathan
Elsom (15th Nov - 19th Nov), Jonathan Hardy (26th
Oct - 13th Nov), Fiona Press, Christopher Tomkinson,
Rebecca Turner & Kirrily White