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A bold new musical honours the Jamaican reggae superstar Bob Marley, whose indelible songs and rebellious spirit continue to inspire millions around the world. Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical tickets are available on Lonson Theatre now. Bob Marley's life story is an extraordinary one, and Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical provides both drama and celebratory stories in one. The artist began playing at a young age, inspired by a combination of Jamaican ska music and the R&B that he heard on US radio stations. With his group the Wailers, he became a reggae pioneer — and then a global star when Eric Clapton covered "I Shot the Sheriff," reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. That was followed by the huge success of "No Woman, No Cry." However, it wasn't all smooth sailing for Marley. He survived an attempt on his life, which led to him leaving Jamaica — although he later returned to perform at a concert attempting to broker political peace. His hit single "One Love" exemplifies that ethos, and will also feature in Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical London production. Marley tragically died of cancer in 1981, departing with the wise words "Money can't buy life." Clint Dyer, deputy artistic director of the National Theatre, directs this exciting new show, which has a book by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Rocketman) and is led by Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley. Kene was Olivier Award nominated for his play Misty and his performance in Death of a Salesman, and played another iconic musician, Sam Cooke, in the play One Night in Miami. The Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical West End production has the blessing of Marley's family — and full access to his incomparable back catalogue. Tickets to Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical are available now. Book your Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical tickets on London Theatre today.
Beverley Knight returns to the West End in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl. The Drifters Girl tickets are available on London Theatre now. Based on the career of Faye Treadwell, the world's first African-American female music manager, The Drifters Girl musical explores her life and career while managing The Drifters, a 1950s American doo-wop and soul vocal group. First formed as a backing group, The Drifters were established in 1953 to accompany Clyde McPhatter. The Drifters became a global music phenomenon thanks to Faye and George Treadwell, with number one hits in the 1950s including 'Money Honey', 'Honey Love', 'Adorable' and 'There Goes My Baby'. The Drifters line-up has changed regularly, with over 60 members throughout its active years including Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. However, one woman was at the heart of the band for over 30 years; Faye Treadwell. Charting their hit records and sell-out tours to audiences around the world, as well as legal battles facing the band, The Drifters Girl is set to share the full story about the American vocalists and the woman who helped their careers. Beverley Knight plays Faye Treadwell, The Drifters' manager. Hailed as the Queen of British soul, Knight has established herself as a West End leading lady, starring as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium, Felicia Farrell in Memphis the Musical and Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard. Tickets to The Drifters Girl are available now. Book your The Drifters Girl tickets on London Theatre today.