• Theater
  • Family show
Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
Performed by
Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Christine Heyraud

Dimanche is a play jointly written by artists from the Belgian theatre companies Focus and Chaliwaté, which features the use of objects, mime and puppets. It is a burlesque and original portrait of mankind in the face of a climate catastrophe.

On the one hand, there are the adventures of a team of wildlife reporters who, anxious to record what is disappearing before their eyes, travel the roads of the planet to make a documentary on species that are still alive. On the other, a family is about to spend a quiet Sunday at home behind closed doors, without paying the slightest attention to the trembling walls, the incredible gusts of wind and the lashing rain that has all the makings of a deluge.
While everything around them is collapsing, the members of this family are surprisingly inventive. The catastrophe seems to be distant, extravagant and illusory, while they try to preserve their daily life to the point of absurdity… Combining dream and reality, Dimanche [Sunday] paints the portrait of mankind totally out of step with its time,  whose denials and blindness make us laugh.
Any resemblance to any planetary situation currently in progress is, of course, no accident.

  • International Belgium
Running time
1 : 15
Main auditorium

from 9 to 24 €


Recommended for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • For everyone from 10 years old

Writing and directing – Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud / Outside view – Alana Osbourne / Puppets – Joachim Jannin (WAW Studio!) and Jean-Raymond Brassinne / Puppet collaboration – Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche, Gaëlle Marras / Scenography – Zoé Tenret / Decor – Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit, Sébastien Munck / Light designer – Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin / Sound – Brice Cannavo / Video and photography – Tristan Galand / Technical Director – Léonard Clarys

Production: Focus and Chaliwaté
Coproduction: Théâtre Les Tanneurs (Belgium), Théâtre de Namur (Belgium), Maison de la Culture de Tournai – Maison de la création (Belgium), Sablier – Ifs, Arts and Ideas New Haven (USA), Adelaïde Festival (Australia), Auckland Arts Festival (New Zealand), Théâtre Victor Hugo, Scène des Arts du Geste – EPT Vallée Sud Grand Paris – Bagneux, Coop asbl
Executive production: Théâtre Les Tanneurs
Partner production: Théâtre de Namur, Maison de la Culture de Tourcoing – Maison de la création

With the support of La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service du Cirque des Arts Forains et de la Rue de Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI), La Bourse du CAPT, La Commission Communautaire Française, Shelterprod, Taxshelter.be, ING, Tax-Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge

With assistance from Escale du Nord – Centre culturel d’Anderlecht, Centre de la Marionnette de Tournai, La Roseraie, Latitude 50 – Pôle des Arts du Cirque et de la Rue, Espace Catastrophe, Centre culturel Jacques Franck, Maison de la Culture Famenne-Ardennes, Centre culturel d’Eupen, La Vénerie, Centre culturel de Braine l’Alleud, Le Royal Festival de Spa, Le Théâtre Marni, L’Escaut, Bronks, AD LIB Diffusion, AD LIB Production Résidences au Libitum, LookIN’out et le Festival XS

Premiered on 12 Nov. 2019 at the Théâtre de Namur (Belgium)

“Visuel, total, tendre et réaliste, une création, sur le climat, à voir… d’urgence”. La libre Belgique

“Une merveille de théâtre d’objets et de marionnettes pour illustrer notre inertie face au dérèglement climatique”. Le Soir

“Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux et Sandrine Heyraud prouvent qu’on peut créer un spectacle sur les catastrophes naturelles à venir et propulser un imaginaire plus ébouriffant que les pales d’une éolienne. Entre marionnettes, théâtre d’objet et prouesses physiques, la pièce vous embarque du pôle Nord aux jungles tropicales, sans parole mais avec mille trouvailles visuelles”. Mad

Visit for parents & children and workshop on Sat. 24 Oct