Last Updated on 18th February 2021
The brand new Bob Marley musical Get Up Stand Up is to open at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in October 2021.
Get Up Stand Up! – The Bob Marley musical celebrates the story of Jamaica’s global superstar, in an electrifying new production opening at the Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in October 2021. The show was originally due to open in June but has been postponed and will now start previews on 1 October with opening night on 20 October 2021. Tickets for The Bob Marley musical are now on sale.
From the hills of rural Jamaica, armed only with his overwhelming talent and righteous beliefs, Bob Marley applied himself with resolute determination to achieve international acclaim for his prophetic musical message – a gospel of love and unity.
Arinzé Kene is to play Bob Marley capturing the rebellious spirit and life story of this universal icon. A euphoric company of performers fuse with the finest reggae musicians to bring this triumphant tale of passion, political unrest and progress from Trenchtown to the West End.
Get Up, Stand Up! : The Bob Marley musical will see you lose yourself to the rhythm of ‘Exodus’, ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘Waiting in Vain’, ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘Could You Be Loved’, ‘Redemption Song’ and many more Bob Marley hits thanks to unlimited access to Marley’s platinum-selling catalogue of music.
Cedella Marley said: “Our father’s music has for so long been an inspiration to so many people. We are proud that audiences will be able to sit in his company for a little while and, we hope, feel better about themselves, and the world. The wonderful team bringing this story to the stage will create a special evening in honour of our father.”
Get Up, Stand Up!: The Bob Marley Musical is being put together by the multi-award-winning team of Writer Lee Hall, Director Clint Dyer, Choreographer Shelley Maxwell, Musical Supervisor Phil Bateman, Set Designer Chloe Lamford, Lighting Designer Charles Balfour, Sound Designer Tony Gayle, Costume Designer Lisa Duncan, Video Designer, Tal Yarden, Casting Director Pippa Ailion CDG and Musical Director Sean Green.
Get Up, Stand Up!: The Bob Marley Musical starts previewing at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on 1 October with opening night on 20 October 2021.