Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story has been announced as the next show to play at London’s Lyric Theatre, once it has been refurbished, following the closure of Thriller Live, the Michael Jackson show closes in April 2020.
Get Up, Stand Up! will open on 6 February 2021 on what would have been Bob Marley‘s 76th birthday.
Telling the story of Bob Marley‘s life and taking inspiration from his lyrics, the show promises to be an electrifying mix of his hits played live on stage starring Arinze Kene as the man himself.
Tickets will go on sale 21 April 2020.
Cedella Marley (Bob Marley’s daughter) said: “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 Hall and Dominic Cooke, and starring the fantastic Arinzé. 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.”
Does this news excite you? Do you think the show will do well in the West End and follow in the successful footsteps of Thriller Live?!