29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES

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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Until January 8, 2023

A brand new Bob Marley musical courtesy of Lee Hall!

Why See Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical?

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A brand new Bob Marley Musical

Olivier Award 2022 Winner For Best Original Score or Orchestration!

 With a book by Billy Elliot's Lee Hall and direction from Clint Dwyer, this brand new musical follows Marley's rise to superstardom and his cementation as one of the globe's most important artists. Stage favourite Arinze Kene will star as Marley himself in one of the anticipated musicals of the year.

Not only does the production boast of a stellar cast and creative team but it also features some of Marley's most iconic hits, including, "No Woman, No Cry", "Exodus", "3 Little Birds" and of course the titular "Get Up Stand Up"! 

This brand new project also has the Marley family stamp of approval with Bob's daughter, Cedella, saying "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 and Dominic, and starring the fantastic Arinze. 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."

Bob Marley

Beginning his music career in the early '60s Bob spent most of his early career writing, producing and recording with fellow musicians Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer under the name "Bob Marley and the Wailers". Although the group split in 1974 Marley continued to produce music underneath the group's Wailers name. Releasing over 13 studio albums Marley enjoyed much success in Jamaica and across the globe, including the US and the UK. Marley is widely heralded as the father of popular reggae with his popularity bringing further attention to conversations about Rastafarianism and cannabis use. 

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Previews from: 1 October 2021

Opening night: 22 October 2021


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Michael Duke as Bob Marley
Gabrielle Brooks as Rita Marley
Shanay Holmes as Cindy Breakspeare
Sophia Mackay as Judy Mowatt
Melissa Brown-Taylor as Marcia Griffiths
Jacade Simpson as Bunny Wailer
Natey Jones as Peter Tosh


Daniel Bailey, Craig Blake, Charles Blyth, Maxwell Cole, Athena Collins, Michael Duke, Kimmy Edwards, Raphael Estavia, Henry Faber, Cannon Hay, Savanna Jeffrey, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Cleopatra Rey, Julene Robinson, Nate Simpson, Archie Smith, Declan Spaine, Jaime Tait and Teddy Wills.


Featuring music by Bob Marley
Book by Lee Hall
Directed by Clint Dyer
Choreography by Shelley Maxwell
Musical supervision and arrangements by Phil Bateman
Set design by Chloe Lamford
Costume design by Lisa Duncan
Lighting design by Charles Balfour
Sound design by Tony Gayle, sound effect design by Ben Grant
Video design by Tal Yarden
Wigs, hair and make-up by Campbell Young
Orchestration by Simon Hale
Musical direction by Sean Green


Olivier Awards 2022
Best Original Score or Orchestration - Simon Hale

Olivier Award Nominations 2022
Best New Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Arinze Kene
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Gabrielle Brooks
Best New Orchestrations

Next available performances

Tue, Aug 16


Wed, Aug 17


Thu, Aug 18


Fri, Aug 19


Sat, Aug 20

Sun, Aug 21

Mon, Aug 22



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What you thought

70 reviews, average rating: (4.4 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Annie Eggleton: “His life”

Great show had us all standing and dancing the last half hour never seen... more

Patricia Higgs: “Don’t miss this”

How could this musical fail when every song is by Bob Marley. The show... more

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