Full cast has been announced for the highly-anticipated world premiere of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical. Directed by Clint Dyer, the production comes to the West End’s Lyric Theatre this year.
Joining the already announced Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley is Gabrielle Brooks (J’Ouvert) as Rita Marley, Shanay Holmes (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Cindy Breakspeare, Sophia Mackay (The Grinning Man) as Judy Mowatt, Melissa Brown-Taylor (The Book of Mormon) as Marcia Griffiths, Jacade Simpson (The Book of Mormon) as Bunny Wailer and Natey Jones (Death of a Salesman) as Peter Tosh.
Further cast includes 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.
With unlimited access to Marley’s revolutionary songs including “No Woman No Cry”, “Three Little Birds”, “I Shot the Sheriff”, “Could You Be Loved”, “Redemption Song” and many more, plus a book by award-winning Lee Hall, this new musical production brings a dynamic company of performers that fuse with the finest reggae musicians to bring this exhilarating story of struggle, freedom and transformation from Trenchtown to the West End.
The explosive production celebrates the immense life and timely message of Jamaican soul rebel Bob Marley, from a life of poverty to visionary international superstar.
Crucial fellow soul rebels in the cast include the sensational Rita Marley and the I Three and his inspiring brothers in arms, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Lee ‘Scratch Perry’.
From the hills of rural Jamaica, armed only with his overwhelming talent and righteous beliefs, Bob Marley applied himself with resolute determination to achieve international acclaim for his prophetic musical message – a gospel of love and unity.
Get Up, Stand Up! features 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, orchestrations by Simon Hale, musical direction by Sean Green and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG.
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