by Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 2, 2013

Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered everyman figure who is criticized throughout the play for his drinking and tardiness. The play is often read as a response and criticism to the sudden upsurge of Communism, Fascism and Nazism during the events preceding World War II, and explores the themes of conformity, culture, mass movements, philosophy and morality.



Berenger - James Ferguson

Jean - Lewis Garvey

Waitress/Daisy - Ellie Woodruff-Bryant

Grocer Man/Dudard - Beej Harris

Old Gent/Botard/Little Old Man - Rob Ellis

Housewife/Madame Boeuf - Rachel Stott

Logician/Monsieur Papillon - Ben Rogers



Poppy Pedder

Sophie Greenham

Producer/Stage Manager: Alice Spalding

ASM: Michael Clarke

Stage Hand: Laura Nucinkis

Sound: Nick Aldrich

Set Design: Jack Carmichael

Guitarist: Gabriel Jones

Violinist: Jess Clough

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