Lyric Theatre

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

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4.7/5 - based on 32 reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 18 September 2022
  • Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
  • Starring: Arinzé Kene
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About Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

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Performance Times
  • Booking until: Sunday, 18 September 2022
  • Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:30 19:00
Starring:

Arinzé Kene

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical description

Welcome to Get Up Stand Up, the Bob Marley Musical. 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 Musical 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.

Next Performances for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical at the Lyric Theatre

tomorrow25th Jan 2022 7:30pm
Wednesday26th Jan 2022 7:30pm
Thursday27th Jan 2022 7:30pm
Friday28th Jan 2022 7:30pm
Saturday29th Jan 2022 2:30pm
Saturday29th Jan 2022 7:30pm

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 32 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (78%)
Families (81%)
Teenagers (81%)
Couples (94%)
Theatregoers (88%)
Latest customer reviews
Leonie
Great performance! Great understanding and showcase of BMs story

Reviewed on 24 January 2022 by , Swindon, United Kingdom

Decland
Must see extravaganza!

Growing up listing to the songs of Bob Marley was amazing. Being able to relive his life and the fantastic music was not to be missed. The acting was captivating. The singing however, was the highlight for me. Being a West Indian man, the show reconnected me in more ways than one to, not just Caribbean way, but the musical contribution to the world. A must see. Bring your kids, show them what true art is. There are no dislikes.

Reviewed on 22 January 2022 by , Hayes, United Kingdom

Christian
entertaining

Reviewed on 17 January 2022 by , Upwell, United Kingdom

Geran
Great performers, audience participation encouraged.

Some bad language and short sections of violence but only unsuitable for very young. Actors voices amazing and great use of minimal scenery. Didn’t know what to expect but bowled over and would definitely see again.

Reviewed on 06 January 2022 by , Mexborough, United Kingdom

alex
Fantastic show, great music, perfect performance

Reviewed on 05 December 2021 by , Kapellen, Belgium

andrew

There could have been more music,and less talk. The songs and music were great

Reviewed on 28 November 2021 by , Hull, United Kingdom

Angela
Great score.

Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by , Harpenden, United Kingdom

Sharon
Disappointing

The dialogue was difficult to understand also was very quiet we had stall seats struggled to hear shame great concept poor performance sorry

Reviewed on 23 November 2021 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Elena
Amazing

Reviewed on 21 November 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

Gabrielle
Excellent

Brilliant show from start to finish

Reviewed on 21 November 2021 by , Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

Chris
anyone who loves music must go

uplifting, great performance and vocals, and will definitely get you moving in your seat.

Reviewed on 04 November 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

Martin
Should run for years!

A fantastic show. The whole atmosphere was electric and the standing ovation they received was unbelievable. We would definitely go to see it again and that’s not something we would usually say and we’ve seen a lot of shows! Came out feeling really alive and it’s a real tonic to all the dreadful time we’ve all been living through. Thoroughly recommend

Reviewed on 03 November 2021 by , Wymondham, United Kingdom

Carole
Amazing show

Fabulous show, great story well acted, and singing was amazing, only criticism is that the lighting was very bright for us on the balcony at times, and not enough people working for theatre watching people taking photos through the show, we was asked to wear masks for Covid reasons and hardly anyone did which was disappointing I felt.

Reviewed on 28 October 2021 by , Colchester, United Kingdom

Mark

Absolutely brilliant

Reviewed on 24 October 2021 by , Glandore, Ireland

Khamara
Definitely worth it!

Reviewed on 24 October 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

Jacqueline
I did not receive my tickets

I can’t leave a review as my tickets should have been emailed to me, I see you have my email address and all correspondence be it phone or email was not replied to so I spent £200 on tickets for my brothers 40th birthday that I did not get

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by , Bury, United Kingdom

ALISON
most enjoyable

Reviewed on 21 October 2021 by , Aberdeen, United Kingdom

DARREN
The show was fantastic

But wish theatres would stop letting late arrival in, interruptions are not needed

Reviewed on 18 October 2021 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Vicky

interesting take on Marley's music, not great stage view not good dont sit on upper left.

Reviewed on 17 October 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

Alberto
Great Bob

Great souvenir of Bob Marley the e of the most important showman ever. Very good performs e with good singers. Everything perfect

Reviewed on 16 October 2021 by , Vicenza, Italy

Teodora
Excellent

Amazing

Reviewed on 10 October 2021 by , Mitcham, United Kingdom

Jennifer
Amazing ? well worth seeing

Brilliant show very good costumes, dancer ? ?

Reviewed on 10 October 2021 by , Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Gunnur

It was exceptional.

Reviewed on 06 October 2021 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Sara
Fabulous First Post Lockdown Theatre Outing

Vibrant, poignant, exciting and fabulous musical experience Congratulations to all involved Loved it

Reviewed on 05 October 2021 by , Swansea, United Kingdom

04 Aug
2021
London Box Office

Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical– 2021 rehearsals begin!

by London Box Office | Wednesday, August 4 2021, 14:00

The Bob Marley Musical Update for Get Up Stand Up! at the Lyric Theatre

Reggae icon, anyone? 6th August is Jamaican Independence Day, the perfect time to kick off rehearsals for the Bob Markey musical Get Up, Stand Up! There's new footage released for you to enjoy, plus exciting pictures of the action. The show delivers unlimited access to Marley’s remarkable revolutionary tunes along with a superb book by Lee Hall and direction from the respected award-winning aimed director Clint Dyer.

Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical– 2021 rehearsals begin!
15 Jul
2021
London Box Office

Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – 2021 full cast announced

by London Box Office | Thursday, July 15 2021, 21:07

The Bob Marley Musical Update for Get Up Stand Up! at the Lyric Theatre

The show's producers are thrilled to announce the glittering full cast for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical. They join the brilliant Arinzé Kene who plays Marley himself. The singer's beautiful revolutionary songs are brought to life thanks to a book by the award-winning Lee Hall, and the equally talented director Clint Dyer. The actors are joined by some of the nation's best reggae musicians to bring the great man's story to life.

Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – 2021 full cast announced
18 May
2021
London Box Office

Get Up Stand Up - Bob Marley Musical - 2021 West End Dates

by London Box Office | Tuesday, May 18 2021, 09:43

The Bob Marley Musical Update for Get Up Stand Up at the Lyric Theatre

During April a rehearsal workshop took place. Now the producers of Get Up Stand Up, the Bob Markey Musical, are excited to reveal brilliant images of Arinze Kene, the actor playing Bob Marley himself in this gorgeous new musical. Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical kicks off on 1st October 2021, a spectacular show celebrating Jamaica’s respected global reggae superstar. This is your gospel of love and unity, and it's extraordinarily good!

Get Up Stand Up - Bob Marley Musical - 2021 West End Dates
22 Feb
2021
London Box Office

THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL new opening night

by London Box Office | Monday, February 22 2021, 09:19

The Bob Marley Musical The producers of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical have decided to reschedule the world premiere until social distancing is lifted. The new opening night is 20th October 2021. If you've already bought tickets for the original dates London Box Office will contact you in due course with updated booking details. Tickets are already on sale for the new October run.

THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL new opening night
24 Feb
2020
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Arinzé Kene To Star In GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY STORY

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.

Arinzé Kene To Star In GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY STORY