Arinzé Kene to lead World Premiere of ‘Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story’ at the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre!

Following a hugely successful workshop in 2019, producers Playful Productions, Stage Play and Trim the Wind have announced the World Premiere of the brand new musical, GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY STORY, which will begin previews at the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre in London’s West End on Saturday 6th February 2021.

Brought to the stage by a multi award-winning team, Lee Hall’s book takes direct inspiration from Marley’s visionary lyrics to tell his extraordinary personal story as an artist.

The production will be directed by Dominic Cooke and star Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley.


Arinzé Kene


Arinzé Kene said:

I feel absolutely honoured to be able to take on this role. It is not only an honour to be able to spread Bob Marley’s message further, but to get to be him for a little while is a lifelong dream come true. I grew up on his music and his mantra and he has been one of my role models since I was a child. I feel as if he’s in my DNA. He’s the man, I love him.


Bob Marley © Fifty Six Hope Road Music Ltd. Adrian Boot


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.”


Tickets will go on sale on 21 April 2020 and there is a website (GetUpStandUpTheMusical.com) where people can sign up for priority booking.

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