Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical announces final performance in London's West End

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Get Up, Stand Up – The Bob Marley Musical is to close in London’s West End in January 2023.

The new biopic musical is currently playing at the Lyric Theatre after premiering in October 2021.


Producers have today announced that the show will play its final performance in the West End on 8 January 2023.

Following its run in London, the production is set to tour the UK with full details to be announced shortly.

In addition, a cast recording featuring the original cast including Olivier Award nominee Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley has also been confirmed to be released later this year.

In a statement, producers said: “Bob Marley’s music is inspirational to millions of people around the world. We are so proud to have launched this brilliant musical about his life and music in London’s West End and to have brought his legacy to the stage.

“We are very excited to be planning the future adventures of Get Up Stand Up! which include a UK and International tour, a North American production and a soon to be available Original Cast Recording.”

Cedella Marley added: “Hearing my father’s music brought to life in this wonderful show has made me so proud. Proud that his legacy has reached so many people, proud that his music has so many fans and continues to inspire new generations and proud of the amazing group of people who have put the show together.

“It is so exciting that we can now plan for the show to travel around the UK and the world and that many more audiences will get the chance to see it and fall in love all over again with my father’s music.”

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The current cast sees Michael Duke star in the titular role of Bob Marley.

Clint Dyer directs 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.

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