Rampaging Rhinoceros

An interactive workshop parade spectacle


#RAMPAGINGRHINOCEROS is the biggest crash of cardboard rhinoceros ever! Drop-in to our craft based mask making workshop and create your very own rhino head using our innovative flatpack design. Then join the rhino rampage and be part of the pandemonium! This family friendly spectacle examines extinction and remembers the white rhino through this celebratory outdoor arts event.

WARNING! You may have to take home your very own cardboard #RAMPAGINGRHINOCEROS head.



Supported by

Commissioned and managed by Pump House Gallery, part of the OutHouse programme, delivering off-site activities and workshops across the borough of Wandsworth. Funded by Pump House Gallery, Wandsworth Council and Battersea Power Station Foundation and Arts Council England – Grants for the Arts.

Kids Create Club is supported by Enable Arts on behalf on Wandsworth Council and is a partnership between Pump House Gallery, Puppets with GUTS and the ROSE Community Centre with thanks to St George’s Primary, Griffin Primary, Yvonne Carr Centre and Carey Gardens Estate Coop.


BAC Audience Responses

“…very entertaining…”
“…funny,excellent puppets…”
“Endless possibilities… Love this!”
“Great! Just wonderfully engaging and funny.”
“…wonderfully enjoyable.”
“I have never been genuinely frightened of a puppet, until now. Amazing… honestly loved it!”
“Fantastic! Puppets look so life like, can be used for amazing things. The puppeteers were incredible – lots of hard work must have been put in.”


“Extraordinarily bizarre.”

Robin Morley
Artistic Director of SO Festival and Magnetic Events, 2013

Booking Information

Technical Information:

  • Minimum arena ~parade route accessible public space;
  • Set-up time: 2 hours. Take-down time: 1 hour;
  • Dressing Room for 3 x people with tables, chairs,
    toilets, drinking water;
  • Onsite Workshop Tent 4m x 4m x 2m with tables and chairs;
  • Transportation plus driver from London;
  • 3 x cast travel by van, train or plane from London.

Show Information

  • Fee- Rhino Mask Workshop £800 fee per day + £2 per rhino mask supplied.
  • Promoter to supply workshop venue with tables & chairs, mask making volunteers x 5, transport, substance and accommodation expenses, local percussion group;
  • Performance Styles: Mask, Roving, Interactive, Education, Engagement Spectacle, Visual Theatre, Music, Relational, Non-verbal, Improvised;
  • Length: 2 to 3 hour workshop with 15min parade with two percussion musicians.
  • Opportunity for value added taster workshops and bespoke Community Engagement Programme;
  • Scale: Small to Medium Scale Outdoor Performance within minimum arena ~parade accessible public space;
  • 3 to 4 person roving touring group;
  • Date Created: 2017 and available for touring;
  • Audience Capacity: 100-2000 with low level audience interaction;
  • Audience Type: Families, Children, Young People;
  • Themes: Environment, Extinction, Animals.



Cast & Creative

Artistic Director and original concept: Ivan Thorley

Lead Designer and Puppet Maker: Nick Barnes

Engagement and Workshop Leader: Oliver Hymans

Workshop Assistant: Charlotte Quartermaine

Design Consultation: Caroline Bowman

Performers: Iskandar Sharrazuddin, Sam Clark, Jane Crawshaw

Pumphouse Gallery- Participation Manager: Greer MacKeogh