Chaliwaté  Company & Focus Company / Belgium

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 traveling 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.

“Captivating from start to finish. Poignant, beautiful and funny,  featuring an outstanding cast.” The Advertiser

“Superb theatre for our time and a wonderful experience for audiences of all ages” InDaily

Duration:  75 minutes (no intermission)

Recommended Audience: 9-plus

Stage Size: Width: 46 feet (14m) minimum; Depth: 30 feet (9m) minimum, Proscenium opening: 33 feet (10m) minimum; Grid height: Ideally 23 feet (7m), minimum 20 feet (6m)

Venue Capacity: 350

Touring Party: 6