Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story


GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY STORY, the compelling true story of world-renowned reggae artist Bob Marley is coming to the newly-refurbished Lyric Theatre in February 2021! Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bob Marley is best known for putting reggae on the global radar and for uniting his native country of Jamaica during its dark era of warring factions.

This exciting new production has been adapted for the stage by an Olivier Award-winning team of creatives made up of writer Lee Hall (Billy Elliot The Musical) and director Dominic Cooke (Follies). The titular role will be taken by none other than Arinzé Kene, star of Misty and Girl from the North Country.

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Produced by Playful Productions, Stage Play, and Trim the Wind.

What is Get Up, Stand Up! about?

Cedella Marley (Bob Marley’s daughter) said: “Our father’s music means so much to so many people around the world, we’re beyond thrilled to be able to bring it to both fans and new audiences alike in a new way led by the stellar team of Lee Hall and Dominic Cooke, and starring the fantastic Arinzé. As a family we feel that our father would be proud to know that his legacy is a source of creative inspiration and continues to bring people together.

Running Time


Cast & Creatives

Arinzé Kene (Bob Marley)

Bob Marley (Music & Lyrics), Lee Hall (Book), Dominic Cooke (Director)

Booking Period

From Feb 2021

Venue Information

Lyric Theatre

29 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7ES

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Wardour Street, Newport Place, Denman Street, Lexington Street and Poland Street.

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