Bob Marley Get up Stand Up! The Musical
Updated: Aug 2
Get Up, Stand Up! has a full cast. The Bob Marley Musical has been announced, with Arinzé Kene in the titular role. The world premiere musical will begin on October 1, 2021, at London's Lyric Theatre, with an opening night on October 20.
Clint Dyer directs this new production, which honours the immense life and timely message of Jamaican soul rebel Bob Marley – from a life of poverty to visionary international stardom – with full access to Marley's stunning, revolutionary songs and a book by Lee Hall.
The cast features 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 Bailey, Craig Blake, Charles Blyth, Maxwell Cole, Athena Collins, Michael Duke, Kimmy Edwards, Raphael Estavia, Henry Faber, Cannon Hay, Savanna Jeffrey, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Cleopatra Rey, Julene Robinson, Nate Simpson, Archie Smith, Declan Spaine, Jaime Tait and Teddy Wills.
Rita Marley and the I Three and his inspired brothers in arms, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Lee' Scratch Perry,' are all vital cast members.
Hits like 'Exodus,' 'No Woman, No Cry,' 'Waiting in Vain,' 'Three Little Birds,' 'I Shot the Sheriff,' 'Could You Be Loved,' 'Redemption Song,' and others will be featured in the soundtrack.