Get Up, Stand Up – The Bob Marley Musical has set its West End premiere date for May 2021.
The new biopic musical will begin performances at the Lyric Theatre on 28 May 2021, with opening night on 16 June 2021. Tickets are on sale now here.
Penned by Lee Hall (Billy Eliott), the show is due to star Arinzé Kene (Misty) in the titular role. The show will feature some of Marley's iconic songs, including "No Woman, No Cry", "Exodus", "3 Little Birds" and "Get Up Stand Up".
Clint Dyer will direct the piece with choreography by Shelley Maxwell, musical supervision by Phil Bateman, set design by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Charles Balfour, sound by Tony Gayle, costume by Lisa Duncan, video by Tal Yarden, casting by Pippa Ailion and musical direction by Sean Green.
Further casting is to be announced.
Cedella Marley said: "Our father's music has for so long been an inspiration to so many people. We are proud that audiences will be able to sit in his company for a little while and, we hope, feel better about themselves, and the world.
"The wonderful team bringing this story to the stage will create a special evening in honour of our father."