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Bob Marley in pictures: Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical photos

First look images have been released of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical which has opened to rave reviews at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End. Tickets for Get Up, Stand Up! are now booking to September 2022.

Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021.
Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley in Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021. Photo by Craig Sugden
Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley in Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021. Photo by Craig Sugden

Hailed as the definitive Bob Marley musical, the icons inspirational tale of passion, political transformation and enduring hope is brought to life on stage by Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley combined with the very best reggae musicians.

Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley and company. Photo by Craig Sugden

With unlimited access to Marley’s songs of love and unity and a book by award-winning Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), acclaimed director Clint Dyer channels the militant spirit and moving story of one of music’s most significant figures.

Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley, Cannon Hay as Little Bob, Julene Robinson as Mama and company. Photo by Craig Sugden

The musical charts Marley’s life from the rural hills of Jamaica to international stardom, via London and the US. Young Bob Marley is played by Cannon Hay with Julene Robinson cast as Marley’s mother.

Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Jacade Simpson as Bunny Wailer, Natey Jones as Peter Tosh, Henry Faber as Chris Blackwell, Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley. Photo by Craig Sugden

Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, original band members of The Wailers are played by Jacade Simpson and Natey Jones.

Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Declan Spaine, Charles Blyth, Daniel Bailey, Jacade Simpson as Bunny Wailer, Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley, Natey Jones as Peter Tosh. Photo by Craig Sugden
Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley, Gabrielle Brooks as Rita Marley. Photo by Craig Sugden

Marley’s wife Rita – a singer in her own right and member of the vocal group I Three – is played by Gabrielle Brooks. She was most recently on stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre in Yasmin Joseph’s play J’Ouvert – a new play about the Notting Hill Carnival.

Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Sophia Mackay as Judy Mowatt, Gabrielle Brooks as Rita Marley, Melissa Brown Taylor as Marcia Griffiths – photo by Craig Sugden
Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Sophie Mackay as Judy Mowatt, Gabrielle Brooks as Rita Marley, Melissa Brown Taylor as Marcia Griffiths. Photo by Craig Sugden.

Marley created the vocal group I Three, formed of Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths to replace Peter and Bunny, who had left the band in 1973. Together with the I Three, Bob Marley & the Wailers recorded the album Natty Dread, which included the iconic hit ‘No Woman No Cry’. In the London production Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths are played by Sophie Mackay and Melissa Brown Taylor.

Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Arinzé Kene and cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021. Photo by Craig Sugden
Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Daniel Bailey as Lee Scratch Perry, Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley. Photo by Craig Sugden
Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Daniel Bailey as Lee Scratch Perry in Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021. Photo by Craig Sugden

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – a collaborator on one of Marley’s finest records and a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music is played by Daniel Bailey.

Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Shanay Holmes as Cindy Breakspeare, Melissa Brown Taylor as Marcia Griffiths, Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley, Gabrielle Brooks as Rita Marley, Sophia Mackay as Judy Mowatt. Photo by Craig Sugden
Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Arinzé Kene and cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021. Photo by Craig Sugden
Cast of Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical, London 2021
Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley and company. Photo by Craig Sugden

Book tickets now and discover the man behind the hits of ‘Exodus’, ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘Waiting in Vain’, ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘Could You Be Loved’, ‘Redemption Song’.

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical tickets are booking until 18 September 2022 at the Lyric Theatre, London.


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