Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is a musical based on the life and music of Bob Marley written by Lee Hall.

poster photograph by David Corio

Production history

London (2021 – present)

The musical made its world premiere at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End on 20 October 2021 (with previews from 1 October) starring Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley.[1] The musical was originally due to open on 6 February 2021, but was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

In July 2020, it was announced that Clint Dyer had replaced Dominic Cooke as the production’s director.[3]

The musical is choreographed by Shelley Maxwell, with set design by Chloe Lamford, costume design by Lisa Duncan, lighting design by Charles Balfour, sound design by Tony Gayle, sound effect design by Ben Grant and video design by Tal Yarden.

Musical supervision and arrangements are by Phil Bateman, wigs, hair and make-up by Campbell Young, orchestration by Simon Hale, musical direction by Sean Green, and casting direction by Pippa Ailion.[4]

Cast and characters

CharacterLondon (2021)
Bob MarleyArinzé Kene
Alternate Bob MarleyMichael Duke
Rita MarleyGabrielle Brooks
Cindy BreakspeareShanay Holmes
Judy MowattSophia Mackay
Marcia Griffiths / I ThreeMelissa Brown-Taylor
Bunny WailerJacade Simpson
Peter ToshNatey Jones

Musical numbers

See also

  • One Love: The Bob Marley Musical another 2017 musical based on the life and music of Bob Marley, written by Kwame Kwei-Armah

  1. ^

    Limited, London Theatre Direct (2021-05-17). “First Look: Images of Arinzé Kene from Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical have been released!”. London Theatre Direct. Retrieved 2021-06-08.

  2. ^ Thomas, Sophie (2021-02-02). “‘Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical’ postponed to October 2021″. London Theatre Guide. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
  3. ^ “Clint Dyer replaces Dominic Cooke to direct Bob Marley musical”. The Guardian. 2020-07-22. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
  4. ^ “Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley musical extends West End run! | London Theatre Direct”. Retrieved 2022-01-10.

  • Official website

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