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Dimanche – photo: Virginie MeignéDimanche – photo: Virginie Meigné
Laterna magika

Dimanche (BE)

Focus Company & Chaliwaté Company


The New Stage
Laterna fest

Basic information


The New Stage

Approximate running time

1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission

Further information

Recomended age 9+

Introduction and programme

Surprising and touching performance combining movement art, object theatre, the marionette, stage acting and video.


The Focus Company and the Chaliwaté Company came together to write and create a surprising and touching performance combining movement art, object theatre, the marionette, stage acting and video. It addresses the audience in a singular visual and poetic language, which grows from daily life, the personal and intimate experience, apparently ordinary things that, nonetheless, touch on universal values.

Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature. The story is told in three acts, each act dealing with a different natural disaster and its direct consequences on the life of a family: the rise in global temperatures, the violence of hurricanes and the devastating impact of Tsunamis.

A family is about to spend their Sunday together, a family tradition. But the walls are shaking, strong winds and torrential rain rage outside and the storm has only just begun. Amidst this climatic chaos, the protagonists absurdly attempt to maintain a normal family life. In doing so, Dimanche observes the ingenuity and stubbornness of humans as they try to preserve their day-to-day habits, going to absurd extremes to keep up a sense of normalcy despite the chaos of an ecological collapse. Meanwhile, three travelling wildlife reporters are doing their best to document the apocalypse. They film, with what little equipment they have, Earth's last living species: three wild animals on the brink of extinction.

Cast / Performers

Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud, Thomas Dechaufour, Shantala Pèpe / Christine Heyraud 


Screenplay and directing:
Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud

Alana Osbourne

Stage design:
Zoé Tenret

Stage Set Construction:
Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit a Sebastien Munck

Puppets created by:
Waw ! Studios / Joachim Jannin and Jean-Raymond Brassinne

Puppet assistant creators:
Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche and Gaëlle Marras

Light design:
Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin

Sound design:
Brice Cannavo

Tristan Galand

First assistant camera:
Alexandre Cabanne

Hatuey Suarez

Underwater filming:
Alexandra Brixy

TV news filming:
Tom Gineyts

Post-production videos:
Paul Jadoul

Video set construction:
Zoé Tenret and Sébastien Munck

Video sound:
Jeff Levillain (Studio Chocolat-noisette) and Roland Voglaire (Boxon Studio)

Fanny Boizard

General production:
Léonard Clarys

Leonard Clarys with Isabelle Derr

Photo and video gallery


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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in JuneNovember 2024.

When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the National Theater

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Buffets on the New Stage

Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.