Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company












Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature.

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.
In August 2018, Cie Focus & Cie Chaliwaté presented Backup, a 30 minute performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dimanche is the 80 minute full length version of that show.


Show Duration: 75min (no interval)
Audience Suitability: 9+
Stage Size: 14m width x 9m depth / height: 6m
Venue Capacity: 350
Touring Party: 6

Carolina Ortega



Written and Directed by: Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
With: Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
Or: Thomas Dechaufour, Shantala Pèpe, Christine Heyraud or Julie Dacquin
Dramaturgy: Alana Osbourne
Lights: Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin
Sound: Brice Cannavo
Sound for Backup: Loïc le Foll
Scenography: Zoé Tenret
Stage Set Construction: Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit and Sebastien Munck
Puppets: Waw! Studios/Joachim Jannin and Jean-Raymond Brassinne
Puppet creators’ assistants: Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche and Gaëlle Marras
Video and photography: Tristan Galand
1st AC: Alexandre Cabanne
Key Grip: Hatuey Suarez
Underwater filming: Alexandra Brixy
Video Post-Production:
Paul Jadoul
Sound (Video): Jeff Levillain (Studio Chocolat-noisette) et Roland Voglaire (Boxon Studio)
General Stage Management: Léonard Clarys
Stage Management: Leonard Clarys with Isabelle Derr, Hugues Girard, Nicolas Ghion, David Alonso Morillo, Baptiste Leclère or Britte Van Meurs


“Dimanche is a poignant, beautiful and funny performance featuring an outstanding cast. It’s captivating from start to finish.”
The Advertiser
“Superb theatre for our time and a wonderful experience for all audience of all ages”
"(An) exquisite, heartbreaking show (with) abundant wit and elegance."
The Arts Desk (on Backup)