Arts & Culture
Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, starring Arinze Kene
- 10:00 pm
28 May 2021
Lyric Theatre | £24.00+
Get up, stand up and get ready for reggae as a new musical, telling the extraordinary story of Bob Marley has its world premiere in London this May.
The show will chart the Jamaican singer-songwriter’s remarkable rise and his lasting legacy for the music industry. From his early hits with The Wailers to his advocacy of Rastafari spirituality, Marley became a cultural icon in his short 36-year life. Along with global fame and enduring hits including Is This Love, No Woman No Cry and Buffalo Soldier, Marley’s life story includes drama and strife, from an assassination attempt to a fatal illness.
The songs and life story are brought to the stage by writer Lee Hall, the talent behind blockbuster films including Rocketman and Billy Elliot, and director Clint Dyer, who recently impressed London audiences with Death of England: ‘Delroy’ at the National Theatre.
Rising star Arinzé Kene, who has impressed in his own play Misty and on the West End stage in Girl From the North Country, will play Bob Marley in Get Up, Stand Up!.
‘I feel absolutely honoured to be able to take on this role,’ he said. ‘It is not only an honour to be able to spread Bob Marley’s message further, but to get to be him for a little while is a lifelong dream come true. I grew up on his music and his mantra and he has been one of my role models since I was a child. I feel as if he’s in my DNA.’
The show runs from Friday 28th May 2021 – Sunday 19th December 2021.
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Header Image: Photo by Dennis Morris