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About Get Up Stand Up!

The new musical Get Up, Stand Up! makes its world premiere in the West End from October 2021, taking inspiration from the extraordinary life and lyrics of Bob Marley.

A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Marley put reggae on the global map while also bringing together warring factions in his native Jamaica. From the hills of his rural homeland, the legendary artist used his extraordinary talent to inspire people with a musical message of love and unity.

Through an exhilarating mix of Marley’s hits played live – including I Shot The Sheriff, Exodus, No Woman No Cry, Redemption Song and many more – a talented cast as well as an award-winning writer, director and creative team will bring his story of passion, political unrest and progress to stage.

The book and lyrics for Get Up, Stand Up! come from playwright Lee Hall, the man behind the Olivier and Tony Award-winning production Billy Elliot The Musical.

Clint Dyer, the first Black British artist to direct a West End musical with the Olivier-nominated The Big Life, has been tapped to helm the musical. Dyer said, “What better way to soothe our souls after this troublesome year than with the music and spirit of one of the world’s great prophets.”

Starring in the role of Bob Marley is Arinzé Kene, whose recent one-man show Misty received critical acclaim and two Olivier Award nominations for Best Actor and Best New Play.

Opening at London’s Lyric Theatre on 1 October 2021 and running through 19 December 2021, the production has unlimited access to Marley’s catalogue of music as well as the support of his eldest child.

“Our father’s music has for so long been an inspiration to so many people,” said Cedella Marley, who is also the director of the Bob Marley Foundation. “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.”

Note: The production is complying with the Society of London Theatres’ See It Safely campaign to ensure audience safety is of paramount importance.