Metro is reporting that a musical based on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be premiering at next week’s Vault Festival. The story is set 30 years in the future and focuses on a teenage girl living in America under the leadership of “Emperor Trumpus”.
The Girl becomes obsessed with the idea and legend of The Rock who is presented as a “teenage fantasy/religious role model”. The Rock will be portrayed as a puppet while every other character will be live action. Producer Emma Shaw gave the following statement
“The puppeteer for The Rock is quite a big lad, but he’s not quite The Rock, who has a very distinctive look. The eyebrow alone is one hell of an acting job,” Shaw said. “In the world that we’ve created, it’s not the real Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, it’s the teenage fantasy of him. In the script we call him ‘The Fairy RockMother.’ He appears when she needs him. He’s a really tough guy in the play who thinks he can take on everybody, but he’s still really small! Because it’s a musical and it’s fun, it works really well.”