The People’s Rock: A Musical

Something’s cooking and it smells like revolution. A dystopian musical.

2050. The world is not as we know it. Tee is 18, busy with friends, frustrated
by family, and obsessed with celebrity, especially her hero Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Tee has no interest in politics. She doesn’t think about the wars raging just beyond the wall which surrounds her home.

There is no democracy. There is no religion. There is no internet.

When The Rock is inexplicably erased from society, Tee is heartbroken.

Why does no one else care? Why do they pretend he never existed? Why do they keep telling her to shut up?

Tee knows he was real and she won’t rest until she discovers the truth about his disappearance. Something’s cooking and it smells like revolution!

1hr 00m
Network Theatre
24 — 28 Jan 19:45
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About the company

Nevertheless She

We are a collective of female writers collaborating on works for stage and screen. We tell stories across a variety of genres, bringing together different voices, styles and ideas to create something new and exciting.

We have come together in London from across the UK and the world to tell stories which connect people and explore the nature of female identity.

Our collective credits include theatre, screenwriting, puppetry, musical performance and producing. The People’s Rock is our debut musical production as Nevertheless She.

Tilly Lunken (Writer/Producer): In Souliloquy (writer/producer), Mechanical’s Macbeth (Criterion New Writing Showcase), Fran and the Littlest Reindeer (Bread & Roses/Rosemary Branch), Flooded (The Joy Offensive, Lyric Hammersmith), Between the Books (In The Bellows), The Tell-Tale (Dogfish Theatre Company/Wise Words Festival), Fresh Legs (Theatre N16), Beauty and the Beast (Norwich Puppet Theatre)

Emma Shaw (Writer/Producer): Sparkle & Dark’s I AM BEAST (Producer, 2017 Tour including The Pleasance, Greenwich Theatre & The Warren at OtherPlace, Brighton Fringe), The Night Kitchen (Producer, 2016/2017 Productions) Oranges (Writer, Theatre Royal Stratford East) , Everything Was Alright (Writer, Leytonstone Itch) Afterglow (Writer, South Yorkshire Theatre Festival 2017).

Beth Crane (Writer/Production Design): Ronnie and the Other World (Edinburgh Fringe), Beegu (ArtsDepot — puppetmaker), Upholstery (Three Pegs Productions — writer), The Sentence Snatchers (Flat Pack Theatre — puppetmaker), Robin Ince, Brian Cox and Eric Idle (The Infinite Monkey Cage — puppetmaker), The Quest For Wonder (Science Museum — puppetmaker), Tim Minchin (Cosmic Shambles Australian Tour — puppetmaker)

Sophie Benefer (Director/Music Supervisor): Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Performer, The Leys Theatre), Into the Woods (Performer, Bury Theatre Royal) Grease Medley (Performer, London Palladium) The Last Days (Director/Writer, TV Trailer), Light (Director/Writer, Short Film)

Artistic Team
Written by
Beth Crane, Tilly Lunken, Ceci Mazzarella & Emma Shaw
Directed by
Sophie Benefer
Composed by
Joshua William Batch & Hedley Knights
Story by
Nevertheless She
Produced by
Nevertheless She
Performed by
Jiggy Bhore, Francesca Mintowt & John McEwan-Whyte