By Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Steve Pearton

7.30 pm, 13-28 October
Spring Hill Reservoir

Two men sit at a street cafe when a rhinoceros runs past. How unusual!
But when friends and co-workers start turning into rhinoceroses, being human becomes more unusual than being a beast.

Eugene Ionesco’s captivating and critically acclaimed absurdist play rumbles in the Brisbane’s historic underground reservoir.

Cast and creatives

Brian Bolton – Berenger
Patrick Farrelly – Jean
Stephanie Allsopp – Daisy
Robbie Maher – Dudard/Househusband/Rhino
Matthew French – Grocer/Mr Papillon/Rhino
James Hammond – Café Proprietor/Fireman/Rhino
Christopher Mahony – Old Gentleman/Botard
Campbell Lindsey – Waiter/Mr Beouf/Rhino
Roy Ogden – Logician/Rhino
Aidan O’Donnell – Grocer’s Husband/Rhino

Director – Steve Pearton
Director Creative Producer – Eleonora Ginardi
Assistant Director and Stage Manager – Lizzie Ann
Lighting design – Jason Harding
Design – Tracy Klupfel

Time and duration

7.30 pm
Approx. two hours, including a 15 min interval


Spring Hill Reservoirs
230 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill, Queensland
Venue tips: No wheel chair access. Wear enclosed shoes.


Limited street parking available.
Off-street parking available at Wilsons Parking
225 Wickham Terrace
Entry to car park via Bartley Street
Weekdays – flat rate of $10 after 6.30pm
Weekends – flat rate of $10 all day