Bob Marley Musical Set For London - Noise11.com
Bob Marley, Noise11, Photo

Bob Marley

Bob Marley Musical Set For London

by Music-News.com on February 18, 2020

in News

A Bob Marley musical is to open in London’s West End next year.

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story, which is written by Billy Elliot the Musical lyricist Lee Hall, will open at the Lyric Theatre next February.

The musical, based on the life of the reggae legend, who died of cancer in 1981, aged just 36, will star Nigerian-born British actor Arinze Kene in the lead role.

Announcing the new musical, Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley, told The Times: “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.

“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.”

Speaking about his delight at playing Bob, Kene said: “It is not only an honour to be able to spread Bob Marley’s message further, but to get to be him for a little while is a lifelong dream come true. I grew up on his music and his mantra and he has been one of my role models since I was a child. I feel as if he’s in my DNA. He’s the man, I love him.”

The show’s producers added that the musical “takes direct inspiration from Marley’s visionary lyrics to tell his extraordinary personal story as an artist”.

The production will be directed by Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke.

music-news.com

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

John Fogerty photo by Ros O'Gorman
John Fogerty and Family Jam ‘Down On The Corner’ In Isolation

One positive out of this very negative time it the creation of music from family homes. Watch John Fogerty and family knock out his Creedence Clearwater Revival hit 'Down On The Corner'.

4 hours ago
John Prine
John Prine Dies Aged 73 From COVID-19

Songwriting legend John Prine has passed away at age 73 after having the Coronavirus COVID-19.

6 hours ago
The Pretenders
The Pretenders To Release Rockin’ ‘Love For Hate’ Album In July

The 11th album for The Pretenders ‘Hate For Sale’ will be released on 17 July, 2020.

7 hours ago
Bob Geldof SXSW 2011 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Bob Geldof To Band-Aid Critic “Go Fuck Yourself”

Bob Geldof has blasted the snowflakes who moan about his Band Aid hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' making celebrities out to be "white saviours".

14 hours ago
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
How Jimmy Barnes And Family Are Isolating

Jimmy Barnes, wife Jane, Son Jackie and daughter Mahalia are all keeping musical while the global pandemic is going on.

1 day ago
Yusaf - Cat Stevens at Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Monday 27 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Yusuf / Cat Stevens Sends A Message of Peace

Cat Stevens has posted a message of peace at this time as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

1 day ago
The Gibson Brothers
Patrick Francfort of The Gibson Brothers Dies From COVID-19

Patrick Francfort (Gibson) of Martinque’s The Gibson Brothers has died from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

2 days ago