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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Lyric Theatre, London
World premiere musical from October 2021

‘Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story’ tickets now on sale, starring Arinze Kene

Performances will begin from May 2021.

Photo credit: Bob Marley (Photo by David Corio, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd)

UPDATE: Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical will now open in October 2021. Read here for more information.

After the news that a Bob Marley musical would open in the West End in 2021, further details have been confirmed. Performances will begin at the Lyric Theatre from 28 May 2021, with an opening night on 16 Jun. 2021.

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story tickets are on sale now.

From the hills of rural Jamaica, Bob Marley sought to spread a message of love, harmony and unity through music. Armed with his talent and beliefs, Marley became one of the finest musicians of his time, with his prophetic message changing the world.

Songs in Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story include “Exodus”, “No Woman No Cry”, “Waiting in Vain”, “Three Little Birds”, “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Could You Be Loved.” Check out which Bob Marley songs will feature in the musical.

Ahead of the musical, Bob’s daughter 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.”


Arinzé​ Kene (Photo courtesy of Get Up, Stand Up!)

Arinzé​ Kene will take on the titular role, previously starring in Death of a Salesman at the Piccadilly Theatre. “It is Time. For. Bob” said Kene, continuing by stating “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.”

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story is written by Lee Hall, with direction by Clint Dyer. Choreography is by Shelley Maxwell, with scenic design by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Charles Balfour, sound design by Tony Gayle and costume design by Lisa Duncan.

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story is at the Lyric Theatre from 28 May 2021.

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: Bob Marley (Photo by David Corio, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd)

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