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 Olivier-winning director Dominic Cooke.
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.'
Tickets for Get Up, Stand Up! at Lyric Theatre will go on sale from 21 April
|What||Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story|
|Where||Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
21 Feb 21 – 31 May 21, From 21 Feb 2021, further dates tbc
|Website||Click here to book and for more information|