About the showDiscover the story behind Bob Marley’s greatest hits as new musical Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story opens in London. The musical tribute to the iconic reggae artist will run at the Lyric Theatre.
Whether it’s 3 Little Birds or One Love, Bob Marley’s music is instantly recognisable and beloved the world over, but behind every song is a story. In Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story, audiences can discover the love, loss, spirituality and triumph behind the chart-topping hits.
With unique access to Marley’s back catalogue, the musical will feature many of his best-known songs performed live on stage by the cast, including No Woman No Cry and Exodus.
Arinze Kene stars as Bob Marley, having most recently appeared opposite American actor Wendell Pierce in Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic Theatre. His other credits include Misty, a one-man show he both wrote and performed in, and Little Baby Jesus.
The musical features a book by Lee Hall, who most famously wrote Billy Elliott and more recently Elton John biopic Rocketman. Dominic Cooke directs, having previously helmed the hit revival of Follies, starring Imelda Staunton, at the National Theatre.
He’s inspired generations with his feel-good music and unifying message. Join the movement when Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story opens at the Lyric Theatre in February 2021.