A family is about to spend their Sunday together, a family tradition. But suddenly the walls are shaking, strong winds and torrential rain rage outside and the storm has only just begun. In the middle of this climatic chaos, the protagonists absurdly attempt to maintain a normal family life.

The performance is part of the Pop Up Puppets International Festival hosted by Marionetteatern, at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm August 22-25, 2024. See full program here.

The Belgian puppet performance Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature. 

In the middle of this climatic chaos, the protagonists absurdly attempt to maintain a normal family life. In doing so, the play observes the creativity 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.

This puppet show is written and directed by Julie Tenret from the Belgian company Focus & Chaliwaté. Together with Sicaire Durieux and Sandrine Heyraud she has created several acclaimed international shows combining theater of objects, puppets, actors and video.

The scenic language Julie Tenret proposes is essentially visual metaphorical, poetic, artisanal, very close to a cinematographic writing. Her shows are aimed to all audiences and deal with social issues starting from the intimate to reach the universal. 

Adults from 15 years.

Dates & tickets

Tickets Friday 23 August at 19:00
Tickets Saturday 24 August at 18:00

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Cast & Crew

Company: Focus & Chaliwaté
Written and directed by Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux and Sandrine Heyraud
Performed by: Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux and Sandrine Heyraud
Dramaturgy: Alana Osbourne
Scenography by: Zoé Tenret
Stage Set Construction: Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit and Sebastien Munck
Puppets created by Waw ! Studios/Joachim Jannin and Jean-Raymond Brassinne
Puppet assistant creators: Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche and Gaëlle Marras
Lights: Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin
Sound: Brice Cannavo
Video: Tristan Galand
1st AC: Alexandre Cabanne
Key Grip: 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)
Costumes: Fanny Boizard
General Stage Management: Léonard Clarys
Stage Management: Leonard Clarys, Isabelle Derr, Hugues Girard, Nicolas Ghion, David Alonso Morillo, Charlotte Persoons or Lian Van De Putte