Everyone around him is transforming – only Benedict as the main character and outsider Berenger stays as he is.
Rhinoceros enjoyed its run at the Royal Court Theatre from 21 September to 16 December 2007 in repertoire with The Arsonists (Benedict Cumberbatch played the part of Eisenring). In this classic piece of the theater of the absurd the main protagonist Berenger is being portrayed by Benedict.
What is Rhinocéros about?: Written by Eugene Ionesco in 1957, the piece describes the transformation of the inhabitants of a fictional town in the French province in rhinos. The mass metamorphosis is only noticed by very few people in its full extent, but captures in the end the whole town up with the exception of the main character, the outsider Berenger.
The script in english translation by Martin Crimp can be ordered on: Amazon