Monsieur Croche


“Monsieur Croche” is a show of actors, puppets and masks for children, with Claude Debussy piano music performed live.

In this show, we stage an imaginary dream in which the composer Claude Debussy and his wife, Emma Bardac, travel to a fantastic island. In this charmed place of mermaids, exotic birds, giant insects and other magical beings, the composer finds inspiration to create new music. After this experience, the couple will return to the Paris of the Belle Époque, from where Debussy over the years will spread his music around the world.

Artistic team

  • Direction and dramaturgy: Marc Hervàs
  • Performers: Clara Dalmau, Jordi Hervàs and Ares Piqué
  • Pianist: Olga Kobekina
  • Puppets, objects and costumes: Martí Doy
  • Scenography: Francesco della Mirandola
  • Video projections: John Feeney
  • Lighting design: Nick Hersh
  • Photography: Dani Querol
  • Costumes: Indumentària per a l’espectacle, Sastreria Caireta and Gustavo Adolfo Tarí
  • Executive production: Clara Dalmau
  • Serenade for the doll (Children’s Corner)
  • Rêverie
  • L’isle Joyeuse, for piano, L 106
  • Arabesques for piano, L 66 No. 1
  • Pagodes (Estampes 1)
  • Preludes, Book I, L 117 No.5 “Les collines d’Anacapri”
  • Preludes, Book I, L 117 No.8 “La fille aux cheveux de lin”
  • Arabesques for piano, L. 66: No. 2 in G major
  • Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Children’s Corner)
  • Golliwog’s Cakewalk (Children’s Corner)
  • Suite Bergamasque, for piano, L 75 No. 3 “Clair de lune”
  • 11.11.2023 – “Monsieur Croche” in Donostia (18:00, Kursaal Auditorium)

Actors and actresses

Clara Dalmau

Actress and exectutive producer

Technical rider

Schedule – Show: 45 minutes.

  • Set up: 4 hours.
  • Set down: 1 hour.

Stage area – Minimum Stage dimensions: 8 m. wide x 6 m. deep x 4 m. high.

  • Stairs for direct access stage-auditorium required.
  • If it’s possible: a mínimum 8 m. wide x 3m. deep black linnoleum on the stage. The floor of the stage must be dark.

Video – Projector, 5.000 ANSI lumen minimum.

  • VGA or HDMI connectors and cable long enough to reach from the stage to the control booth.


  • 6 profiles 1kW 15/30 on bases.6 PC 1Kw + gel frames + barn doors in the frontal bridge.
  • Programmable light console.

Sound – A Grand Piano.


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