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World premiere of Bob Marley-inspired musical to open in London

Monday, 17th Feb 2020

Bob Marley

Love Bob Marley’s music? You’ll want to see Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story, a brand new musical receiving its world premiere at the Lyric Theatre next year. Arinzé Kene will play the titular musician in an autobiographical jukebox musical, with a first performance on 6th February 2021.

The musical will feature some of Bob Marley’s greatest hits including “Three Little Birds”, “No Woman, No Cry” and “Get Up, Stand Up!”.

Ahead of starring in the show, Arinzé Kene said: “I feel absolutely honoured to be able to take on this role... 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. He’s the man, I love him.”

The musical features an original book by Billy Elliot’s Lee Hall and direction by Hello Dolly’s Dominic Cooke.

The Lyric Theatre is currently home to Thriller, which will play its final performance in April 2020.

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story tickets are on sale from 21st April 2020.

Photo credit: Fifty Six Hope Road Music

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