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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical now on sale!

Published 1 December 2020

We’re so excited to announce that tickets for the world premiere of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical are on sale today! The perfect tonic, Marley’s legend will light up the West End bringing hope and positivity just when we need it most.

Lively up yourself and celebrate the story of Jamaica’s global superstar, as the electrifying new production, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, bursts into life at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue next year.

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.

The first preview will be on 28 May 2021 at the Lyric Theatre, with the opening night on 16 June. The production will run until 19 December 2021 and takes inspiration from Marley’s visionary lyrics to tell his extraordinary personal story and features an electrifying mix of his hit played live.

With unlimited access to Marley’s platinum-selling catalogue of music, the multi award-winning team of Lee Hall (writer), Clint Dyer (director) and Arinzé Kene (playing Bob Marley) capture the rebellious spirit and 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.

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.

The full creative team has also been announced:

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, Musical Director – Sean Green

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.”

Clint Dyer, Director,  said: “At long last! We have been waiting too long for this moment. It is a dream come true to be part of this project and I cannot wait to get into the rehearsal room to start work with Arinzé and the whole team to bring Bob’s music and story to life. What better way to soothe our souls after this troublesome year than with the music and spirit of one of the world’s great prophets.”

Arinzé Kene said: “It is Time. For. Bob. I am honoured and blessed to be taking on this role. Nothing feels more right, more hopeful than to be stepping into his shoes. I plan to immerse myself in his healing vibes and I hope very much we will be able to do justice to the great man.”

The production is complying with the our See It Safely campaign to ensure audience safety is of paramount importance.

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