GET UP STAND UP! The Bob Marley Musical
Performed at the lyric Theatre on 08 Jan, 2023
“A brilliant show that celebrates Marley’s genius” (The Daily Telegraph)
Get yourself where the action is and experience the remarkable story of Jamaica’s rebel superstar. The irresistible new production, Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical has come to life at the Lyric Theatre, London and the message is out. “It isn’t just a joyful night out it’s a major and important cultural event” (The Evening Standard).
From the hills of rural Jamaica, blending visionary musical talent and revolutionary zeal, Bob Marley set out to touch the world with his inspirational musical message and soul stirring advocacy for the oppressed. With unlimited access to Marley’s superlative songs of love and unity, the multi award-winning team of Lee Hall (writer), Clint Dyer (director) embody the militant spirit and moving story of one of music’s most significant cultural figures. A sensational company of performers combine with the very best reggae musicians to bring this inspirational tale of passion, political transformation and enduring hope from Trenchtown to the West End.
Book now for a “a tribute so infectious it defies an audience not to sing and sway along” (The Guardian) and move yourself to the rhythms of ‘Exodus’, ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘Waiting in Vain’, ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘Could You Be Loved’, ‘Redemption Song’ and other classics, “music that still feels of and for our times.” (The i).
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'A brilliant show celebrating Marley’s genius'
The Daily Telegraph
'So good it made me giddy'
The Evening Standard
'Dazzlingly dynamic. A joyful night out that is a major and important cultural event.'
The Evening Standard
'An exhilarating tribute to the man, his message and his music. Feels like music of, and for, our times.'
'A tour de force that brings to life a legend'
Training: The Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre includes: Smokey Robinson in Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Junior Clerk in Committee… (Donmar Warehouse) directed by Adam Penford, Fleetwood in The Life (Southwark Playhouse) directed by Michael Blakemore, Jimmy in Exposure The Musical (St. James Theatre), Billy Gray in Only The Brave (Wales Millenium Centre), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep), Lead Vocalist in You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews (St. James Theatre & Tel Aviv), Oliver Barrett IV in Love Story (Union Theatre), u/s Jake in Porgy and Bess (Open Air Theatre) directed by Timothy Sheader, Zack in Bare (Greenwich Theatre), understudied and played Simba in The Lion King (National Tour).
Workshops include: Cosmo in Ordinary World (ATG) directed by Edward Hall.
SWING, BOB MARLEY U/S, BUNNY WAILER U/S, ASSISTANT FIGHT CAPTAIN
Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 22’ Graduate
Television credits: The Lovers (22/23)
Andrè is honoured to make his west end debut telling the story of Bob Marley, joining the cast of Get Up, Stand Up!
DJ SWAY/CLAUDIE MASSOP
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).
DOCTOR, CHRIS BLACKWELL U/S
Training: Tiffany Theatre College.
Theatre Credits: Dirty Dancing (UK Tour) Privates on Parade and Opening Up (Union Theatre) and Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre).
Film Credits: Rogue Trader
Television Credits: David Lee Roth in Breakup Of The Bands, Jack in Bail and Policeman in Call The Midwife.
SWING, PETER TOSH U/S, BUNNY WAILER U/S
Film includes: Jack Whitehall: Christmas with My Father.
Television includes: The X Factor, The Compozers, BRIT Awards 2020, Sigma and Kojey Radical.
MARCIA GRIFFITHS, CINDY BREAKSPEARE U/S
Theatre credits include: Bare: A Pop Opera (Vaults Theatre) and Six The Musical (UK Tour).
Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Theatre credits include: Backing Vocalist/Cover Tina Turner in Tina – The Rock Legend National tour (Germany), Catherine Parr in Six The Musical (Norwegian Cruise Line), and Daisy in There be Migrants Here (Theatre 503)
Television credits include: Starstruck (ITV)
Viquichele is thrilled to be making her West End debut and would like to thank her agent, family and friends for their continued support throughout her career.
SWING, PETER TOSH U/S
Theatre Credits Include: Diary Of A CEO Live as a member of House Gospel Choir (London Palladium).
Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical will be Cartell’s stage debut as an actor.
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).
SWING, BUNNY WAILER U/S
Llewellyn recently made his professional stage debut as ‘Tin Man’ in The Wiz at Hope Mill Theatre. He is very excited to be making his West End debut in Get Up, Stand Up.
INTERMEDIATE BOB MARLEY (INTERIM COVER)
Training: The BRIT School
Theatre includes: Macbeth (Young Vic Parallel Performance), BAC Political Theatre Piece, Ceasefire babies (National Theatre Connections, Albany Theatre and Bush Theatre), Indigo (O2 Arena), Sandman (Stockwell Playhouse), And There Was War (Catford Broadway Theatre) and Kemi From the Block (Millfield Theatre)
TV/Commercial includes: CBBC Sports Relief Does Glee Club, Keep It in the Family, PWR Magazine
Live music includes: Radio 1, BBC XTRA, ABN Radio, No Signal Radio, Tribal Radio, Reverb Nation, JADAKISS
SWING, PETER TOSH U/S
Training: Graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Credits while training include: Sid & Drummer in Made In Dagenham (Bernie Grants Arts Centre), Lesley in The Hostage (Jacksons Lane), Duke Solinus in The Comedy of Errors (Mountview Karamel Club).
Theatre: Melvin Franklin/Ensemble in Motown The Musical (UK & Ireland Tour)
Television/Film/Web series: Save The Nation (Commercial) Ball and Boe: The Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Television Special at the O2 Arena and Fan Tier List (BBC SPORT).
Michael is delighted to be making his West End Debut in Get Up Stand Up!
JUDY MOWATT, RITA MARLEY U/S
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.
ENSEMBLE, BOB MARLEY U/S
Theatre credits include: Animal Farm and Othello (National Youth Theatre REP Company), The Immersive Wolf Of Wall Street, Liverpool Street and Book of Actions (Camden People’s Theatre)
COXSONE DODD/LEE PERRY/BUCKY
Training: WAC Performing Arts
Theatre includes: Been So Long (Young Vic), The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Harder They Come (North U.S Tour), The Life (The English Theatre – Frankfurt), One Love (Birmingham Rep), Dancing In Streets (U.K Tour), Black Power Desk (Old Vic), Brooklyn (Broadway HD), Eve & Cain (Graeae Theatre Company), Black Power Desk (Beam Showcase) and Camelot In concert (Palladium)
Film Includes: Gulliver’s Travels, Zebedy’s Cult, People We Love To Hate At The Wedding (upcoming)
Television Includes: The Royal Variety, French And Saunders, X Factor, The Voice, Songs of Praise
Newtion’s debut singles and music video for ‘PsychoPath’ and ‘Everything & Nothing’ off his upcoming EP:
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SWING, CHRIS BLACKWELL U/S
Training: Guildford School of Acting (BA Hons in Musical Theatre).
Theatre: Four Eyed Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), u/s Jamie’s Dad, Tray Sophisticay, Sandra Bollock & Laika Virgin in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre & UK Tour), Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (Winter Gardens, Blackpool), Jacobson & Cover Emil Foley, Louis Perryman & Fin Hooper in An Officer and a Gentleman (Curve, Leicester & UK tour), Swing & 1st Cover Smokey Robinson in Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre), Curtis in Save The Last Dance For Me (UK tour), Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin (Camberley Theatre), Studio 54 (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Desire (The Albany, Deptford), Cinderella (Mercury Theatre, Colchester).
Other: Performing onboard the Silja Serenade for Belinda King Creative Productions, Cabaret performances at The Brickhouse, short film Souvenirs, The Late Sleepers (National Youth Music Theatre).
PETER TOSH, DANCE CAPTAIN, FIGHT CAPTAIN
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.
SWING, CINDY BREAKSPEARE U/S
Training: Mountview, BA (Hons) Performance – Musical Theatre, 3 years, 2019-2022
Mountview Foundation – Musical Theatre 1 Year, 2018-2019, Leverhume Scholarship
Credits whilst Training include:
Choir Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Old Friends’ Tribute, Fantine in Les Misérables,
April in Company, Leilani (Delta Nu) & D.A Joyce Riley in Legally Blonde and a part of the Choir in Magic at the Musical
Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical marks Summer’s Professional and West End Debut.
SWING, RITA MARLEY U/S
Training: Italia Conti
Theatre includes: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Open Air), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith and Olivier Awards), Ghost the Musical (Asian Tour), High Fidelity (The Other Palace), Hairspray (Macau), Heathers (The Other Palace), Hairspray (Gordon Craig Theatre), Bare the Rock Opera (Greenwich Theatre). Aladdin (Cambridge Arts Theatre) and A Monster Calls (Rose Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC)
Television credits: Enterprice Series 1 & 2, McDonalds Advert, Sunday Night at the Palladium and The One Show, dancer with Arlene Phillips for The One show, Ghetto Heaven and The Kitchen
Other work includes: BANG! (Perfect Pitch by the award-winning John-Victor)
Solo Artist: Opening act for Boys II Men (02 Proud), Glastonbury, Wireless, Reading and Leeds Festivals and Live Acoustic sessions (MOBOS, Choice FM, BBC)
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.
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.
INTERMEDIATE BOB MARLEY
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.
ENSEMBLE, CINDY BREAKSPEARE U/S, MARCIA GRIFFITHS U/S
Training: Urdang Academy, Level 6 Diploma Musical Theatre, 3 Years 2018-2021
Urdang Foundation, 2017-2018
Theatre Includes: Bring It On (UK & Ireland Tour, 2021), Wicked Das Musical (Hamburg, Germany, 2022)
This is Kenedy’s West End Debut and she dedicates it to Kacey.
MRS GREY/AUNTY VIOLA, RITA MARLEY U/S, JUDY MOWATT U/S, MAMA U/S
Theatre includes: Magic of Motown, Soul Legends, Whitney – Queen of the Night and What’s Love Got To Do With It (UK tour), Dusty Springfield (Charing Cross Theatre) and Sister Act (Gordon Craig Theatre).
Television and commercials include: BRIT Awards, BBC iPlayer Brand Promo and Nando’s Commercial.
ENSEMBLE, DJ SWAY/CLAUDIE MASSOP U/S
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).
ALTERNATE BOB MARLEY
Training: Arts1 School of Performance, The Urdang Academy.
Credits while training: Sleeping Beauty at the ‘Belgrade Theatre’ in Coventry.
Theatre: Prince Sebastian in Original West End cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella (Gillian Lynne), Original Cast Album recording of Cinderella (GRAMMY nomination as Featured Artist), Mordred in Lambert Jackson’s CAMELOT: in concert (Palladium).
Ivano won the Black British Theatre Award for ‘Best Male Actor in a Musical’ for Cinderella, sharing the same nomination in the What’s On Stage Awards 2021.
Training: Mayhem Theatre Arts
Get Up, Stand Up! marks Philip’s professional debut.
Theatre Includes: Dick Whittington (Petit Panto Stanley Halls).
Film Includes: A Letter to our Loved Ones (Short Film)
Television includes: Casualty.
Training: Platinum Performing Arts
Theatre Includes: Cinderella & Her Lost Prince, Camera, Platinum (Millfield Theatre)
Commercials Includes: Professional Role Player Film
When Kristiano is not training dance, singing & acting, he likes to spend his time enjoying swimming, reading, football, Greek lessons, marshall arts & guitar lessons. Kristiano is excited to be making his West End debut and would like to take this opportunity to thank his family, friends & Platinum Performing Arts for believing in him and all their support.
Get Up, Stand Up! marks Zack’s West End Debut. He is very excited to be joining the cast & would like to thank his family, friends & agency, EPA Talent for their support.