MDR – Death of laughter

The clowns have sentenced one of their partners to death, in an act of responsibility to stop the propagation of a deadly virus, laugh.

They look for a place for the public execution, a play area that allows harmony with hilarity, a point of view free from prejudice, honest, crass, pure and tough.

A comedy inspired by public executions.

An improbable crime, a suspicious trial and an absurd punishment.

What the clowns have not foreseen is that their untamed and clumsy nature, as well as their desire and need to have fun, will distract them from the target repeatedly and they will have to find the tools or situations to regain the solemn moment they have come to execute.

Laughter is the deadly essence and the driving force behind the show. Triggering laughter means there is danger of death.

A series of failed executions, deaths, delusional and misleading situations where it will be difficult to decipher who is the victim and who is the executioner.

Likelihood will coexist with the chance of fiasco. Everything is a sham


Concept and direction: Bet Garrell and Marcel Escolano

Artistic direction: Bet Garrell

Staging: Stephane Filloc

Help in writing and staging: Joël Fesel

Conceptual complicity: Johnny Torres

Interpretation: Anicet Leone, Gabriel Agosti y Marcel Escolano

Graphic design and illustration: Laia Sondang

Construction: Nartxi Azcazrgorta

Video: Marc Soler

Photos: Clara Pedrol

Production: Caterina Fiol and Los Galindos

Distribution: Daphné Malherbe

With the support of ICEC – Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya and Institut Ramon Llull.

With the complicity of Taula de Cultura i Joves de St. Esteve de Palautordera, Cia. Baró d’Evel Cirk, Carnage Productions and Konvent de Cal Rosal. Also, culture areas of the Town Councils of Sant Esteve de Palautordera and Granollers.

Support to the creation: Town Council of Cardedeu – Cardedeu Inspirant Cultura

Acknowledgements: Adrià Naranjo, Franxi Misserachs, Imma Vilar, Antigua i Barbuda, Adriano Marçal, Joan Cruixent, Txo Titelles, Borde Basse, Jordà Ferrer, Circ Cric and many others.

A few words about the artistic team

Anicet Leone. Clown and acrobat. Art and flight adventurer. Trained in fine arts and at the Le Lidó Circus School in Toulouse. He has collaborated in various projects and companies, Crida companion, Los Galindos, etc. Currently, his involvement in Flying Frenchies conveys his artistic and inventive research.

Gabriel Agosti. Juggler and clown trained at the Circus school of Rimini and also at Le Lidó in Tolouse. Circus and cinema actor. Collaborator of Crida Company.

Marcel Escolano. Clown and comedian, co-founder of the company Los Galindos. Director of this project and actor on stage.

Joël Fesel. He landed in the world of performing arts twenty-four years ago having come from the visual arts. Co-founder of the Groupe Merci in Toulouse, France. He accompanies us in the writing and the scenographic conception of the stage space.

Stephane Filloc. Urban intervention comedian, since the nineties. He is a reference in France with his Carnage Productions project. He has participated in projects such as Freres Grumeaux, GIGN and a long list of others. He will help us with the staging and direction of the actors.

Johnny Torres. Acrobat and circus actor. Scholar and lover of the arts of risk and uncertainty. Co-founder of Los Galindos, the Circo de la Sombra and Circ Teatre Modern, among others.

Bet Garrell. Acrobat and circus artist. Co-founder of the company Los Galindos. Director of this project and stage assistant.