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29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Closed January 8, 2023

A brand new Bob Marley musical courtesy of Lee Hall!

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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 influential artists.

Not only does the production boast 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"! 

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 globally, including in 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

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

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73 reviews, average rating: (4.3 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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