A production by Theatre Group

Written by Eugene Ionesco

The population of a town are going about their normal lives when rumours of something deafening and destructive roaming the streets start spread

Confusion over the existence of a possible Rhinoceros is further confounded, as it becomes apparent that there may be more than one Rhinoceros. Berenger, a negligent office worker, hungover and unkempt, denies that a Rhinoceros exists. In contrast, the rest of the town, after their initial fear, are coming round to the idea of Rhinoceroses being a part of their lives. Gradually, one by one, the townspeople turn into Rhinoceroses. Having seen his workplace and his best friend take on the Rhinoceroses' ways, Berenger takes refuge in the ruins of his bedroom with the few survivors. But even these last few humans turn to this inexorable force leaving Berenger to contemplate his existence as the only one of his kind left . . .

In a play that starts as a high paced farce but develops into a tragic examination of isolation and society's ills, Rhinoceros is not a play about Rhinoceroses.

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Performance dates

  • Wednesday, 28th April 2010 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 29th April 2010 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, 30th April 2010 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 1st May 2010 at 7:30pm

The Annex

The home of SUSUPA theatrical, The Annex located on Southampton University campus and regularily hosts shows by societies such as LOpSoc, Showstoppers, Theatre Group and ComedySoc.

Theatre Group

A society to improve theatrical skills through workshops; original writing; producing; directing; and acting. We aim to celebrate creativity in all mediums of drama and to provide all society members with a fun, inclusive environment to further their individual skill sets and to form a community with a love of theatre.