Lyric Theatre

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story

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  • Booking from: Saturday, 6 February 2021
    Booking until: Tuesday, 5 October 2021
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About Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story description

Welcome to Get Up Stand Up, the Bob Marley Story. It's the perfect subject for a superb stage musical, and the producers are delighted to present the dazzling world premiere of a fresh new musical revealing the astonishing story of the iconic reggae artist. It's opening at the refurbished Lyric theatre and previews in early 2021.

The Bob Marley Story is brought to you by an Olivier award-winning team, namely the writer Lee Hall and the director Dominic Cooke. It stars the brilliant Arinzé Kene as Marley himself, and features 'unprecedented access' to the musician's back catalogue. You can expect to hear all the great Marley hits performed live by the cast, including the legendary No Woman No Cry, Exodus, 3 Little Birds, and Get Up Stand Up itself.

What's the plot?

Inspired by Bob Marley’s visionary lyrics and tunes, this show reveals the extraordinary personal life story behind the glittering star.

Who's in it?

Arinzé Kene plays Marley. He's a multi-talented writer and performer whose one man play, Misty, thrilled everyone so much at the Bush theatre then transferred to the West End. It got him a nomination for two Oliviers, one for Best Actor and the other for Best New Play. He also portrayed Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami at the Donmar Warehouse, as well as starring in the Old Vic production based on Bob Dylan's music, Girl from the North Country.

Lee Hall, the award-winning British playwright and screenwriter, penned the book and lyrics for Billy Elliot The Musical, which ran for more than ten years in theatreland. It won an Olivier for Best New Musical and 10 Tonys for the Broadway production. He was also involved in The Pitmen Painters, Cooking with Elvis and Shakespeare in Love in the West End, as well as 'Network' starring Bryan Cranston at the National Theatre over here and on Broadway.

Dominic Cooke is a highly experienced and respected theatre, film, and television director who was Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 2007 to 2013. He was nominated Best Director at the Evening Standard Awards and won 2018's Critic’s Circle Best Director Award for his National Theatre production of Follies starring Imelda Staunton, itself nominated for ten Oliviers and winning two.

24 Feb
Josephine Balfour-Oatts


by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Monday, February 24 2020, 15:41

Arinzé KeneGet Up, Stand Up! And take a bow. Here, we celebrate Arinzé Kene, who is about to take on the role of Bob Marley in a new musical of epic proportions.