Pandaemonium – a performance to summon The Beast of Bracknell Forest, was premiered at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, on 12 July 2008.
It was Rag and Bone’s first full outing as a company. A provocative, dreamtime procession, with street band, rag and bone prophet, ‘ranting tower’ and The Pandaemonium Engine all making an appearance. Using a Leviathan Horn, ‘The Beast of Bracknell Forest’ was summoned – a 20 foot high mythical creature made using recycled materials from Bracknell town dumps and waste disposal depots.
Pandaemonium was funded by South Hill Park Arts Centre, Arts Council England and Bracknell Forest Council
Pandaemonium & The Beast of Bracknell from Rag and Bone on Vimeo.
In February 2009, Rag and Bone performed a version of Pandaemonium for the Heat The Streets fire festival in Blackpool. The Beast of Bracknell was briefly reborn onto the cold February streets, and was later seen scavenging for chips on the Pleasure Beach.