One of the most enduring legends of reggae is brought to life on stage in Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story, coming to the Lyric Theatre in February 2021.
This brand new musical will tell the story of the man behind the music and features unprecedented access to his catalogue. Hits such as No Woman No Cry, Exodus and 3 Little Birds will be performed live on stage by a cast of talented musicians and singers.
Production companies Playful Productions, Stage Play and Trim the Wind held successful workshops for Get Up, Stand Up! in 2019. Tickets will become available in April 2020. The Lyric Theatre will be refurbished in the latter half of 2020 following the close of Thriller to ensure perfect staging for Get Up, Stand Up!
Cast & Creative
Arinzé Kene stars as Bob Marley. Kene’s previous roles include Girl from the North Country, critically acclaimed one-man show Misty at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios and Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic, starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke.
Get Up, Stand Up! will be directed by Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke, who recently directed the National Theatre’s revival of Follies starring Imelda Staunton. Lee Hall, the writer behind Billy Elliot provides the book.
Stage Play, one of the production companies behind the show, was founded by Suzette Newman and Chris Blackwell, who both worked at Island Records in the early days, working with iconic artists that include Bob Marley himself.
A running time for Get Up, Stand up! is to be confirmed.
Suitable for Children?
Age recommendations for Get Up, Stand up! will be announced soon.