Rampaging Rhinoceros

A big puppet walkabout act and an optional extra rhino mask making workshop



#RAMPAGINGRHINOCEROS is a big puppet walkabout act that is extraordinarily bizarre, comprised of three large rhinoceros body parts that includes two rhino heads and a big bum. They might have split apart because of artistic differences but that is open to interpretation. Or were they humans once upon a time who have become so thick skinned, short sighted and grumpy that they morphed into Rhinoceros and a giant BUM? The act is engaging, beastly and strangely sculptural that creates pandemonium!

RHINOCEROS MASK MAKING WORKSHOP: You can also programme our drop-in rhino mask making workshop performance, in which scalable numbers of participants construct and individualise high-quality cardboard rhino masks, to create the biggest crash of cardboard rhinoceros ever! Come recolour your inner rhinoceros. WARNING! You may have to take home your very own cardboard #RAMPAGINGRHINOCEROS mask.


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


Interested in booking this show? Please download our booking pack here.


To read about how we engaged young people in the local community with this project, download our engagement blog here.

Cast & Creative

Artistic Director and Original Concept: Ivan Thorley

Lead Designer and Puppet Maker: Nick Barnes

Percussion Musicians: Pablo Paracchino, Hal Thompson, Steve Ryan, Riccardo Castelli

Engagement and Workshop Leader: Oliver Hymans

Workshop Assistant: Charlotte Quartermaine

Design Consultation: Caroline Bowman

Performers: Iskandar Sharrazuddin, Sam Clark, Jane Crawshaw, Oliver Hymans

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.