GET UP, STAND UP! The Bob Marley Musical
‘It’s not all that glitters is gold, half the story has never been told’
Lively up yourself and celebrate Jamaica’s global superstar.
The multi award-winning team of Lee Hall (writer), Clint Dyer (director) and Arinzé Kene (playing Bob Marley), fused with a euphoric company of performers and the finest reggae musicians, bring this triumphant tale of passion, political unrest and progress bursting to life from October 2021 in London’s West End.
Book now for the electrifying new production, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical and lose yourself in Marley’s platinum-selling catalogue of hits.
‘One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain’
Friday 1 October 2021 –
Sunday 3 April 2022
Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy.
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 2.30pm
Approx 2hrs 30mins with one interval
Arinzé is a writer and performer whose Olivier award-nominated one man play Misty, ran at the Bush Theatre to widespread critical acclaim and transferred to the West End.
Other theatre includes: Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami (Donmar Warehouse), Joe Scott in Girl from the North Country (Old Vic), Biff in Death of a Salesman (Young Vic)
Television includes: Informer (BBC), Flack (UKTV), I Am… (Channel 4), Crazyhead (E4/Netflix Original), The Long Song (BBC One)
Film includes: Michaela Coel’s Been So Long (BBC/Netflix), The Pass (Toledo Productions), How to Build a Girl (Film 4), I’m Your Woman (Amazon)
Awards include: Black British Theatre Awards – Book and Lyrics recognition award (2020), Evening Standard Film Award – Best Supporting Actor (2016)
Training: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Theatre credits include: Nadine, J’Ouvert (Harold Pinter Theatre), Hermia, Midsummer Nights Dream (Regents Open Air Theatre), Annabella, Anna Bella Eema (Arcola Theatre), Alphonsine, Our Lady of Kibeho (Royal & Derngate Nottingham), Viola, Twelfth Night (Young Vic), Mincing, The Way of the World (Donmar Warehouse), Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz (Sheffield Crucible), Becca, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Crucible). Teen Girl, Lazarus (Kings Cross Theatre). Jezebel, Queen Anne (RSC/Theatre Royal Haymarket). Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Little Inez, Hairspray (No 1 UK tour), The Strangers Case (Liverpool Everyman Theatre). Danette/ George, Red Snapper (Belgrade Theatre).
Television includes: Shadow and Bone (Netflix), J’Ouvert (BBC Four), The Royal Variety (ITV), and Coming Down the Mountain (BBC).
Film includes Notes on a Scandal.
In 2021 Gabrielle co-launched and is Creative Director of The Mawa Theatre Company, the UK’s first all-black, all-female Shakespearean theatre company.
She is also creator and producer of BlackStage UK, a documentary series surrounding the life of Black and Black Mixed Race creatives in the UK Arts sector.
Theatre credits include: Thriller Live (Lyric), The Bodyguard Musical (Adelphi), Close To You – Burt Bacharach reimagined (Criterion), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Rent (The Other Palace), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat (Kilworth House Theatre), The Wizard Of Oz (Birmingham Rep) and Bridges Of Maddison County (Menier Chocolate Factory), High Fidelity (Turbine Theatre).
Theatre credits include: Thriller Live (Lyric), The Grinning Man (Trafalgar), Bubbly Black Girl who Sheds her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Playboy of the West Indies (National Theatre Studio) Dirty Dancing (International Tour), Muscovado (UK Tour), Leader of the Pack (Waterloo East), Earth Makes No Sound (Filament Theatre Company), Journey’s Beyond (Arcola Theatre) and A Concrete Jungle Full of Wild Cars (Unicorn Theatre). In film, she can be seen in Chrissy and the Hush trilogy.
MARCIA GRIFFITHS/I THREE
Theatre credits include: The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), Princess in Sleeping Beauty (Belgrade Theatre), This is Elvis (UK Tour), Aladdin (The Broadway Theatre), All or Nothing – The Mod Musical (UK Tour), Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse), Roundelay (UK Tour) and A Voice In The Crowd, (Almeida Theatre).
Theatre credits include: As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), One Love (Birmingham Rep), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), We Raise Our Hands in the Sanctuary (Albany Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (Opera North) and The Scottsboro Boys (Garrick). Television credits include: Casualty (BBC), Humans (Channel 4), Doctors (BBC) and My Almost Famous Family (CBBC). Short film credits include: Sugababies, Civilised, White Liar and When the Earth Fell Down.
Theatre credits include: Rockets and Blue Lights (Royal Exchange Theatre), Death of a Salesman (Piccadilly), Small Island (National Theatre), Tina – The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych) and Doctor Faustus, Don Quixote and The Alchemist (Barbican). TV credits include: BBC’s Father Brown, Waffle the Wonder Dog and Casualty.
COXSONE DODD/LEE PERRY
Theatre credits include: Oedipus (Pecho Mama), Girl From The North Country (Gielgud/Toronto, Canada), Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican, Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Wizard of Oz (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), King (Hackney Empire), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Hair (The Vaults), Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Wheel of Misfortune (The Old Red Lion Theatre), Disney’s The Lion King (Lyceum), South Pacific (UK Tour), Blues Brothers (Erasmus Theatre) and Hair (Bronowski Productions). He is an Artist Associate at Brixton House.
Theatre credits include: Le Silence et la Peur /Silence and Fear (Compagnie Lieux Dits, French National Tour), Shakespeare in the Abbey, Shakespeare’s Walk (Shakespeare’s Globe) , Romeo and Juliet, Bussin’ It (Oval House Theatre), Blacking Lag (London Shakespeare Workout), Afterbirth (Arcola Theatre), It’s Just a Name, No Sweat (Birmingham Rep) and Scrape Off The Black (Theatre Royal Stratford East). TV credits include: The Chelsea Detective, Landscapers, Safe Space, Hollyoaks, Eastenders, Casualty, Doctors, Someone You Thought You Knew and Guilt. Film credits include: The Tape, Dragonfly, Below and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
Theatre credits include: The Simon and Garfunkel Story (UK and International Tour), Teechers (White Horse Theatre), The Dark Lord and The White Witch (UK and International Tour), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (International Tour), Romeo and Juliet (The Complete Works) Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella (Gorleston Pavilion) and H.M.S Pinafore (King’s Head).
Theatre credits include: Bare: A Pop Opera (Vaults Theatre) and Six The Musical (UK Tour).
ALTERNATE BOB MARLEY
Theatre credits include: The Inheritance (Noel Coward), West Side Story (Manchester Royal Exchange), William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Secret Cinema), Into the Woods (The Cockpit Theatre), Outlaws to In-laws (King’s Head Theatre), Travels With My Aunt (Chichester Festival Theatre), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych), The Rat Pack LIVE! (Arts Theatre), Thriller Live (Lyric), The Lion King (Lyceum) and Bizet’s Carmen (Opera Holland Park).
Theatre credits include: Legally Blonde, Dreamgirls (The Savoy) where she won an International Artists Recognition Award for Best Female Stage Performer, The Who’s Tommy, Hairspray (German Tour), Ghost The Musical (UK Tour), Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre) Peter Pan, In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre), Kiss me Kate (The Watermill Theatre) and One Night of Tina (European Tour).
Television credits include: Glow & Darkness, Victoria (Mammoth), Henry IV I & II (BBC). His film credits includ: King Authur (Warner Bros), Johnny English Reborn (Working Title).
Theatre Credits include: The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales).
Theatre credits include: Dreamgirls (The Savoy), The Scottsboro Boys (Garrick), Some Like it Hip Hop (West End and Tour), Riverdance (European and US Tour), Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Hairspray (West End) and Mary Poppins (UK Tour). TV credits include: Children’s Ward and My Parents Are Aliens. He also starred in ITV’s celebrity dance show Dance-Dance-Dance, where he reached the final.
MRS GREY/AUNTY VIOLA
Theatre credits include: Motown: The Musical (Shaftesbury), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), Sister Act (Grand Opera House), Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show (UK Tour), Dirty Dancing (Aldwych), Arabian Nights (Cockpit Theatre) and The Wiz Ensemble (Cockpit Theatre). Cleopatra Was a live finalist on the BBC1 Show I’d Do Anything.
UK credits include: My Cape is Invisible (Pleasance). Screen credits include The Witcher (Netflix), I am MIA, (Salzburger Films) Cleaning House (10A Production, Jamaica) Origins (Kurt Wright Film, Jamaica). She has extensive theatre credits in Jamaica.
YOUNG BUNNY/OLDER BWAI
Theatre credits include: Mowtown (Shaftesbury Theatre), The Lion King (Lyceum) and The Crooners (UK Tour). He has worked extensively in the music industry, performing on television, radio, at Festivals and in arenas, both in his own right as an artist, and as a background vocalist.
Theatre credits include: Red Dust Road (National Theatre Scotland) and Four Play (Above the Stag Theatre). Short Film credits include: The Gossip (Tanktop Films).
Theatre credits include: Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych), Guys and Dolls (Royal Exchange Theatre), The Producers (The Gordon Craig Theatre), West Side Story (Stratford Upon Avon) and Babes in Arms (Ye Olde Rose and Crown).
Theatre credits include: Man of La Mancha (English National Opera) and Caroline, or Change (Playhouse Theatre).
Theatre credits include: Various DanceMania shows.
Theatre credits include: rehearsal for The Lion King (UK Tour).
Theatre credits include: Thriller Live (Lyric).
Theatre credits include: Fun Home (Young Vic), The Bodyguard (UK & International Tour).