Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

5 (1) · Musicals

The fascinating story of Bob Marley gets the full West End treatment in the new bio-musical starring Arinzé Kene

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28 September 2021  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Yep it’s a jukebox musical about the life and times of the great Bob Marley, but jukebox musicals can be a class act. The talent on board suggests this one will be. Billy Elliot writer, Lee Hall, has penned the script, National Theatre deputy artistic director Clint Dyer is at the helm, and the show stars Arinze Kene as the Jamaican born Marley who went from poverty to superstardom. Kene himself is supremely talented—he wrote and starred in Misty, a big hit at Trafalgar Studios. I reckon there is a good chance that between them this team will pull this off something special, and that’s before you add in the audience who are likely to bring an extra dimension to a show that aims to make us hear those familiar songs in new ways.”
“This new musical about the life and work of Bob Marley will feature Arinzé Kene in the titular role. Kene was last on the West End in the fantastic Misty.”

Overview

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.

Don’t miss the world premiere of The Bob Marley Musical! Book your tickets early & secure the best seats at the best prices.

Critic reviews

This is the best new jukebox musical in years

· Broadway World

A brilliant show that gives Bob Marley back his bite

· The Telegraph

Joyful night out that also feels like an important cultural event

· Evening Standard

Come the end, the joint was jumping

· Musical Theatre Review

Brims with unbridled charm

· The Stage

Arinzé Kene is a knockout

· Evening Standard

It’s the music that carries the emotional weight in this tale

· The Guardian

Kene’s performance is genuinely towering stuff

· Time Out

Arinzé Kene shines

· London Theatre

It will be the music of Marley that audiences latch on to

· Theatre Weekly

A lovely tribute to a musical legend

· The Upcoming

A little off the beat

· The Times

A refined and multi-faceted interpretation of an icon

· WhatsOnStage

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Date & time

Until 03 Apr
Fri 1 Oct 2021 - Sun 3 Apr 2022

Tuesday - Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 2.30pm & 7pm

** The Lyric Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines **
Runtime: 2 hrs 30 mins

Venue

Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7ES London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
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