Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical world premiere at the Lyric Theatre, London.
The legacy and music of Bob Marley is celebrated on the London stage in 2021. Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical will enjoy a world premiere at the Lyric Theatre, starring Arinzé Kene as the musical superstar and political icon.
‘It’s not all that glitters is gold, half the story has never been told.’ From his early years in Jamaica to a career and life spanning music, faith and politics, Bob Marley’s resolute belief in liberation and love is underscored by his incredible life both on and off stage.
With unlimited access to Marley’s back catalogue of music, Get Up, Stand Up! boasts an award-winning creative team including writer Lee Hall, director Clint Dyer, and acclaimed actor Arinzé Kene.
Whether through his songs, his spirit or his social conscience, Bob Marley remains an inspiration for millions worldwide. Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is a triumphant and passionate tribute to Jamaica’s greatest star, set to liven up the West End from May 2021.
Cast and Creative Team
Arinzé Kene stars as Bob Marley. Kene is an Olivier Award nominated actor and playwright. His credits include Misty (actor and playwright) at Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios and Death of a Salesman, alongside Wendell Pierce, at the Young Vic Theatre.
Clint Dyer directs, having previously earned acclaim for Death of England and Death of England: Delroy at the National Theatre.
Lee Hall writes the book for Get Up, Stand Up! with previous work including hit musical Billy Elliott.