“(They) make us laugh with their ingenuity and then break our hearts in two with their profound message”

— The Scotsman 

It’s a typical Sunday. A family is about to spend the day together. But the walls are shaking, strong winds and torrential rain rage outside and the storm has only just begun.

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.

What is normal in a radically changing world? Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity caught out by the uncontrollable forces of nature. “Meticulously made using a skilful mix of mime, video, object and puppet theatre to enchanting effect” (Edinburgh Guide), Belgian creatives Focus & Chaliwaté’s almost wordless performance observes the ingenuity and stubbornness of humans as they go to absurd extremes to keep up a sense of normalcy despite the chaos of an ecological collapse.

Written and Directed by
Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud

Performed by
Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud, Christine Heyraud

There is a free post-show talk with Lynda Chanwai-Earle for this event on Friday 13 March at the TSB Arena.

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Thursday 12  –  Sunday 15 March

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Friday 13 March Selling Fast 7pm
Saturday 14 March Selling Fast 5pm
Sunday 15 March Selling Fast 5pm


TSB Arena

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  • Deaf Access Symbol NZSL NZSL interpreted performance, Sat 24 Feb, 1pm
Duration: 1hr 20mins

This production contains strobe lighting

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What is normal in a radically changing world?

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