Get Up, Stand Up – The Bob Marley Musical has announced full casting ahead of its West End premiere.
The new biopic musical will begin preview performances at the Lyric Theatre on 1 October 2021 before an official opening night on 20 October 2021. Tickets are on sale now here.
Penned by Lee Hall (Billy Eliott), the show will feature some of Marley’s iconic songs, including “No Woman, No Cry”, “Exodus”, “3 Little Birds” and “Get Up Stand Up”.
Get Up, Stand Up – The Bob Marley Musical cast
Arinzé Kene (Misty) will star in the titular role of Bob Marley.
He’ll be joined by Gabrielle Brooks as Rita Marley, Shanay Holmes as Cindy Breakspeare, Sophia Mackay as Judy Mowatt, Melissa Brown-Taylor as Marcia Griffiths, Jacade Simpson as Bunny Wailer and Natey Jones as Peter Tosh.
Completing the company are 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.
Clint Dyer will direct the piece with choreography by Shelley Maxwell, musical supervision by Phil Bateman, orchestration by Simon Hale set design by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Charles Balfour, sound by Tony Gayle, sound effect by Ben Grant, costume by Lisa Duncan, wigs, hair and make-up by Campbell Young, video by Tal Yarden, casting by Pippa Ailion and musical direction by Sean Green.
Cedella Marley said previously of the show: “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.”