Producers Playful Productions, Stage Play, and Cedella Marley have announced the full cast for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, they join Arinzé Kene who has already been announced in the title role. With unlimited access to Marley’s magical, revolutionary songs and a book by award-winning Lee Hall, acclaimed director Clint Dyer channels the creative quest and spiritual power of a universally embraced icon. The production brings a dynamic company of performers that fuse with the finest reggae musicians to bring this exhilarating story of struggle, freedom, and transformation from Trenchtown to the West End.

The explosive new production celebrates the immense life and timely message of Jamaican soul rebel Bob Marley – from a life of poverty to visionary international superstar. Crucial fellow soul rebels in the cast include the sensational Rita Marley and the I Three and his inspiring brothers in arms, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Lee ‘Scratch Perry’.The World Premiere musical begins performances at the Lyric Theatre on 1 October 2021 with an opening night on 20 October.

The cast:

Arinzé Kene (Bob Marley), Gabrielle Brooks (Rita Marley), Shanay Holmes (Cindy Breakspeare), Sophia Mackay (Judy Mowatt), Melissa Brown-Taylor (Marcia Griffiths), Jacade Simpson (Bunny Wailer), Natey Jones (Peter Tosh), Daniel BaileyCraig BlakeCharles Blyth, Maxwell Cole, Athena CollinsMichael Duke, Kimmy EdwardsRaphael EstaviaHenry FaberCannon HaySavanna Jeffrey, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Cleopatra Rey, Julene RobinsonNate SimpsonArchie SmithDeclan Spaine, Jaime TaitTeddy Wills

It’s not all that glitters is gold, half the story has never been told.

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.

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 many more.

GET UP, STAND UP! The Bob Marley Musical is at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, London  

First performance on 1 October 2021

Opening night 20 October 2021

Box Office 0330 333 0088 

Tickets from £15 in previews and £20 thereafter

Please note that tickets can be exchanged up to at least 24 hours before the event

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is partnering with the Black Ticket Project. During the course of the first booking period, 1000 free tickets will be given to the project to distribute. Black Ticket Project is an award-winning bridge organisation founded by producer and writer Tobi Kyeremateng. Black Ticket Project works with independent youth workers, youth organisations, schools and charities, and cultural organisations to foster cultural experiences for Black young people. 

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