Producers have confirmed the new musical will open at the Lyric Theatre in the West End next year.
Producers have confirmed that the world premiere of Stand Up! Get Up! will take place at the Lyric Theatre next year, following a successful workshop in 2019.
Featuring a book by Lee Hall (Billy Elliott), the new musical will use Bob Marley’s music and lyrics to help tell this legendary musicians story. It is set to be directed by Dominic Cooke and star Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley.
Talking about the news 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 for the production will go on sale on the 21st April, with people able to sign up for priority tickets.
Speaking about being part of the production 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.”
For more information and to sign up for priority tickets visit: https://getupstandupthemusical.com/