Thursday 11 July
23:00 - 00:00: La Châtelaine
Friday 12 July
22:00 - 23:00: La Châtelaine
Saturday 13 July
22:00 - 23:00: La Châtelaine

Agrupación Señor Serrano (ES)

Theatre / Live Cinema

Look at those bananas. Innocent, sweet, phallic, affordable bananas… look at how they are within everyone’s reach.  In 1890, no one in the West ever saw a banana, let alone ate one. In 1920, bananas were in every supermarket.

The banana industry and its founders are the perfect emblems of capitalism, and Kingdom spins this tale in a way it hasn’t been done before. Who better to tell the story than the most fitting yet most unexpected character: King Kong?

An embodiment of virility, overwhelming strength and instinct, King Kong is the ideal representation of the mechanisms that act upon the economic and social systems in the West. It is a system constructed on the basis of cycles and crises, consumption and desire. On the flip side, it is also the system that resulted in many so-called “beneficial” facets of our society: civil rights, progress, development.

 It is a system so complex, it leaves no room for Manichaean interpretation. As stated by journalist H. L. Menken: For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” Agrupación Señor Serrano brings this idea to life using live cinema. The group combines video, performance, scale models and music - all in real time - to develop their onstage commentary. Kingdom is an overlap of various images presented mainly by video cameras, models and projections.

Ever irreverent, Kingdom blends bananas, consumerism, virile choreography, marketing, punk rock, King Kong, supermarkets, growth, loss of control, expansion, multinationals, lack of resources, coup d’états, zoophilia, trap music, and incredibly macho men… all in a party that goes on forever.

If the world is going to hell, might as well celebrate!



Creation: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ferran Dordal

Performance: Diego Anido, Pablo Rosal, Wang Ping-Hsiang, David Muniz and Nico Roig

Music: Nico Roig

Video Programming: David Muniz

Video Creation: Vicenç Viaplana

Stage Design & Model Creation: Àlex Serrano et Silvia Delagneau


Costumes: Silvia Delagneau

Choreography: Diego Anido

Sound: Roger Costa Vendrell

Production Manager: Barbara Bloin

Executive Producer: Paula Saenz de Viteri

Management: Art Republic