GET UP STAND UP! The Bob Marley Musical
“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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Booking until Sunday 8 January 2023
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Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy.
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 2.30pm
Approx 2hrs 30mins with 1 interval
'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'
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).
ALTERNATE BOB MARLEY
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.
COXSONE DODD/LEE PERRY/BUCKY, DANCE CAPTAIN
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.
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.
DOCTOR, CHRIS BLACKWELL U/S
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).
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: 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).
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.
SWING, CINDY BREAKSPEARE U/S
Theatre credits include: Bare: A Pop Opera (Vaults Theatre) and Six The Musical (UK Tour).
raining: 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.
ENSEMBLE, CINDY BREAKSPEARE U/S
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: 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
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.
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.
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).
SWING, DANCE CAPTAIN, FIGHT CAPTAIN, BUNNY WAILER U/S
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, RITA MARLEY U/S
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.
SWING, PETER TOSH U/S
Training: The Brit School
Theatre includes: Swing and Cover General in The Book of Mormon (Original UK & International Tour), Lead Temptation Dennis Edwards, Mickey Stephenson (Head A&R) and cover Stevie Wonder in Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Ensemble in Amen Corner (National Theatre).
Television includes: Smooth Operator for Getir (commercial), Stephen (ITV Drama) I Can See Your Voice (BBC), Febreze (commercial), KFC Christmas (commercial), Selfridges- Christmas of Dreams (online commercial), The Brit Awards (2018, 2019, 2022), BBC 1xtra Live Lounge.
Recordings include: Damon Albarn live album, Disney’s Cinderella (film), BBC Radio 2 Easter Special, Febreze (Commercial), Marc Almond & Jools Holland with The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra- A Lovely Lie to Live album.
Other work includes: Artists for Grenfell: In support of The London Community Foundation single ‘Something Inside So Strong’ (Vocal arranger and Choir Director for LCGC), Founder of @SoulinSoho; Showcase for West End Performers & UK’s finest Artist. Session Vocalist for artists including; Emeli Sandé, Burna Boy, Calum Scott, Will Young, Samm Henshaw, Yemi Alade, KSI, George Shelley (Union J), Marcus Foster (Seramic); Damon Albarn (Front man for Blur & Gorillaz) plus many more.
Lawrence is thrilled to be joining the Original London cast of Get Up Stand Up! He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support.
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.
SWING, RITA MARLEY 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).
Theatre credits include: Man of La Mancha (English National Opera) and Caroline, or Change (Playhouse Theatre).
Theatre credits include: Various DanceMania shows.
Get Up Stand Up marks Malachi’s professional debut.
Theatre Includes: Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Robin Hood and Snow White and Seven Dwarfs (The Cresset)
Theatre Includes: Dick Whittington (Petit Panto Stanley Halls).
Film Includes: A Letter to our Loved Ones (Short Film)
Television includes: Casualty.
Booking until Sunday 8 January 2023
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 2.30pm
Approx 2hrs 30mins with one interval
Tickets start from £15
Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy.
Tuesday – Thursday Stalls and Dress Circle 8+ £50, 20+ £45. Grand Circle and Balcony 20+ £35
Friday / Sunday and peak dates Stalls and Dress Circle 8+ £60, 20+ £52.50. Grand Circle and Balcony 20+ £39.50
Group Autumn Accelerator Rate
Tuesday – Thursday
10+ Stalls & Dress Circle reduced to £39.50
10+ Grand Circle & Balcony reduced to £29.50
10+ Stalls & Dress Circle reduced to £45
10+ Grand Circle & Balcony reduced to £35
Valid on performances From 5 September – 8 January
(excluding peak weeks). Book and Pay by 14 October
School Groups 10+
Grand Circle & Balcony reduced to £24.50, plus 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students booked.
Balcony reduced to £17.50, plus 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students booked.
Valid Tuesday – Wednesday performances.
All groups rates are subject to availability, and exclusions may apply.
Contact our helpful Groups team for more details.
Call: 0330 333 4817
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
VISITING THE VENUE
Box Office Opening Hours – 12pm – 8pm (on performance days)
The Lyric Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, near to Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.
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Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
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