Lively up yourself and celebrate the story of Jamaica’s global superstar, as this electrifying new production bursts into life from October 2021 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre.
Arinzé Kene (playing Bob Marley) is best known as both the writer and performer of his critically acclaimed one-man play, Misty, which premiered at the Bush Theatre and then transferred to the West End's Trafalgar Studios.
“One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain” Bob Marley
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.
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.
‘It’s not all that glitters is gold, half the story has never been told’ - Bob Marley
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 so much more.
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I left the theatre as a new Bob Marley fan
This is the best new jukebox musical in years
A brilliant show that gives Bob Marley back his bite
Joyful night out that also feels like an important cultural event
Come the end, the joint was jumping
Brims with unbridled charm
Arinzé Kene is a knockout
It’s the music that carries the emotional weight in this tale
Kene’s performance is genuinely towering stuff
Arinzé Kene shines
It will be the music of Marley that audiences latch on to
A lovely tribute to a musical legend
A little off the beat
A refined and multi-faceted interpretation of an icon