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Get Up, Stand Up! The Musical - The Bob Marley Story

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Booking from
Friday, 1 October 2021

Booking until
Sunday, 29 January 2023

Running time
2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

Performance Times

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Get Up, Stand Up! The Musical

Get Up Stand Up. Three Little Birds. No Woman, No Cry. They're all gorgeous, they're all by the legendary Bob Marley and they all live inside a brand new jukebox-style musical. This fabulous show doesn't just bang out loads of dazzling live hits by the great man, it also weaves the fascinating story of his life. You'll find out how he calmed the violence of the gangs in his home country, Jamaica. And about his personal life as well as the music side of things. It's a fascinating journey into the life and times of one of the biggest pop legends the world has ever seen, so don't miss it.

Who's responsible for all this magic? The brilliant Arinzé Kene stars as Bob Marley himself, following a substantial critical success with a dazzling one-man show called Misty, which wowed audiences at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios. The musical features a book by the man who gave us Billy Elliott, Lee Hall. It's directed by the Olivier Award winning Dominic Cooke, who brought us the fine recent revival of Follies at the National Theatre, plus a 2020 revival of Hello, Dolly! With the amazing Imelda Staunton. Grab tickets now and discover the man behind the music.

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Invigorating
Toe tapping and dancing if your able. A must see if your fan of great music. Some swearing, but not in your face.
Robert, 05 Oct 2022
Great sound system.
Great music and singing throughout. Very lively!!
mark, 17 Sep 2022
Fantastic Experience
All cast members provided superb performances, to the degree that the audience was silent and completely drawn in to the story
Martin, 16 Sep 2022
AMAZING EXHILERATING SHOW
FANTASTIC SHOW BOB MARLEY LOOK A LIKE AMAZING AND VOICE ONLY WISH I COULD HAVE SUNG AND DANCED THE WHOLE SHOW THROUGH SO RECOMMENDABLE WANT TO SEE THE SHOW AGAIN HOPEFULLY IT WILL TOUR THE COUNTRY AS I DO OT LIVE IN LONDON
Carol, 13 Sep 2022
Engaging and a must see
Enjoyed the story. Great singing voices particularly Rita& Bob Marley. Didn’t think the theatre was big enough. Would go to see the show again if in a bigger venue.
Adewale, 12 Sep 2022
Reggae banger
Brilliant
Keith, 04 Sep 2022
Amazing
Fantastic performance by all the cast. Story told with the different actors playing the same characters moved the story on. Not always able to depict what was being said because of the Lingo. But the music, acting and energy Lifted our sprints.
Veronica, 25 Aug 2022
Captivating must see show!
This was an amazing performance. Captivating from start to finish. Our seats near the front of stage was great. Being small in height, I always suffer larger people sitting in front of me blocking my view. Although there were big people in front of me, it did not block my view, as I was looking up rather than directly in front of me. I would recommend this show as a 'must see', where the audience join in at the end of the musical. Talking of music, this was fantastic. Powerful voices portraying powerful messages. Well done cast! Absolutely sensational show. Gripping to very end!!!
Alisha, 15 Aug 2022
The cast and songs were Epic!
A stunning tribute to a Legend! The entire cast and songs were epic. A MUST see as it depicts the life and message of peace and love perfectly. All Bob’s best and classic songs that will transform you into history. A truly enjoyable experience. One Love
Vicki, 13 Aug 2022
Positive Vibrations
The energy that the whole cast gives to this experience is truly breathtaking. You will leave the theatre with reggae vibrations coursing through your body, as you head home. A truly fantastic production. Bravo to all involved!
Alexis, 02 Aug 2022
Amazing
Absolutely loved this show, was entertaining from start to finish. Would highly recommend
Adele, 27 Jul 2022
Fantastic Tribute to a Legend
This was my 2nd trip to see 'Get Up Stand Up', whilst a couple of cast members changed, I thoroughly enjoyed the show from start to finish. Touching, enlightening, and also empowering. Wonderful performance, and who knows may book a third visit
Hyacinth, 25 Jul 2022
Brilliant
Excellent show, this was my second choice show as I couldn’t get tickets for another show, but I was not disappointed. Fabulous show, great music, great story. The whole cast were excellent but of course Bob Marley was spot on! A must see show without a doubt!
Dawn, 23 Jul 2022
Fantastic
Brilliant 👏
Peter, 20 Jul 2022
Da vedere!
La qualità dei musical londinesi e la bravura degli interpreti sono incredibili. Se amate Bob Marley da non perdere, se non lo conoscete, ottima ragione per vedere lo spettacolo! Colorato, pieno di energia e commovente!
Cristina, 09 Jul 2022
Extraordinary performances! Well worth paying for 2 seats to sit on my own!!
This was meant to be a birthday present, unfortunately my friend couldn't make it due to illness and I was trying to sell both our tickets. In the end I went on my own and lost out on the money for my friend's ticket but, oh boy was it worth it!! Because having the seat next to me free meant I could tap my feet and move from side to side without worrying about annoying anyone. Because this show is absolutely fantastic! I had heard different feedback about it in the past months and wasn't sure what to expect, but honestly this was the best thing I've seen in a long time! It warms your heart and you leave with a feeling of pure joy and love. The performers are out of this world! Each of them with pure talent. Bob Marley is just WOW and Rita Marley made me cry when she sang No women No cry! The power in their voices and the way they sang each songs was fantastic. The music was excellent, the decor so imaginative and perfect. There was everything, humour, hope, love, sadness. This show made me feel something special as though I was a part of something really special. The first half was amazing and makes you want more. And the second half didn't disappoint and is even better which was so precious. The only negative I would say is that it had to end...Just like the legend's life itself :( What a great way to honour Bob Nesta Marley. The story was told in such a way that was truly inspiring. The connection between characters was heartwarming. The performances were on point. I loved every second of it. Honestly I would go back again and again and again! I feel that paying for 2 seats to sit on my own was well worth it, the show was just so fabulous, I would do it all over again!
Candienne, 09 Jul 2022
Pidgeon English difficult to understand
Good show in general and I accept that the cast needed to speak with Caribbean accents but it was very hard to understand what they were saying most of the time. The first set was a little bit boring and slow but the second set was much more enjoyable.
Amarita, 01 Jul 2022
Best time ever
Don’t be surprised if you cry, laugh and certainly sing along. Amazing show
carole, 29 Jun 2022
Exciting
I enjoyed the show immensely Especially."were Jamming"
Robert, 27 Jun 2022
Fantastic show
The musical was brilliant, best by far. Acting and Jamaican accent spot on.As a massive Marley fan the singing and adaptation of his songs was outstanding. Think my hubby and myself will see it again.
Patricia, 12 Jun 2022
Good music
Seating good. Found language hard to follow.
Jacqueline, 30 May 2022
Brilliant
Superb acting, fantastic voices, true feeling
Lisa, 29 May 2022
Great performance
Really entertaining great performance
Gillian, 14 May 2022
Brilliant musical and true to Bob Marley’s life
The production was top class.
Sue, 14 May 2022
Amazing show
Recommend to anyone. Music was great and singing amazing from everyone in the cast. We would definately go again.
Julie, 02 May 2022
Powerful story about an iconic musician and humanitarian
I really enjoyed the show. The music was fantastic! I had a little trouble understanding the Jamaican accents, But I guess that gave it some authenticity. Top class actors and singers.
Valerie, 01 May 2022
Outstanding Musical, not to be missed.
The actor couldn’t have been any more like Bob Marley than he was. Superb acting and out of the world singing. I saw Phantom of the Opera in New York but Get Up Stand Up was on another level. Needs more publicity, as it was an ace of a production.
Julie, 28 Apr 2022
Unbelievable!!
This show transported me to another world. I felt like I was watching Bob Marley himself in concert. It is uplifting emotional, colourful and combines all of Bob Marely’s greatest hits so beautiful with his life story. As for the singer that plays Rita Marley, her voice is Unbelievable she genuinely brought me to tears. This is a must see for everyone and the theme rings so through for all that’s going on in the world today. What a tribute to the one and only Bob Marley❤️
Niamh, 20 Apr 2022
Great show especially if you are a fan of Bob Marley
It is good to read a little bit about Bob Marley's life to be more emerged into the show
rania, 13 Apr 2022
Absolutely brilliant
Great story , excellent production.
Ellen, 11 Apr 2022
Kingston in Theatre land
The story managed to thread the various significant parts of Marley’s life. A real Stand up and sing experience. It’s a west end must!
Gwyneth, 09 Apr 2022
Stand up dam right!
Fantastic, Must see... Bobs life narrowed down into a few hours but performed fantastically.undersatnding clearly the meaning behind all of his life and tunes... would see again.
Patricia, 07 Apr 2022
Great singing & atmosphere
Balconys are steep. Great show and story
Danielle, 28 Mar 2022
Bob would have enjoyed this.
A very fun show. The lead performers were very good. A great evening out, especially for those who grew up with Marley's music.
Michele, 19 Mar 2022
Amazing
Came with 5 friends and couldn’t believe how amazing the show was.
Carol, 11 Mar 2022
Must see
Even if you don't especialy like Bob Marley, it's a really good show and this is a history really intense.
Charles, 06 Mar 2022
Inspiring!
I never paid much attention to Bob Marley even though I grew up in Jamaica but it is incredible that 50 years later, his music is still relevant. My 15 year old son likes the music and we never get tired of listening to Tuff Gong radio every day on SiriusXM. We know all the words to the songs and it was nice to see his story told by his songs. The young lady that plays Rita Marley has an incredible voice!
Christopher, 05 Mar 2022
Totally Heartwarming and Amazing
A must see show, you will not be disappointed! We saw Michael Duke as Bob Marley. Bravo, he should feel very proud of his performance tonight! Thank you
Nicola, 17 Feb 2022
Bob Marley
It was one of the best shows I’ve seen, the performers were brilliant and they sounded so good 😊
Caroline, 29 Jan 2022
Must see extravaganza!
Growing up listing to the songs of Bob Marley was amazing. Being able to relive his life and the fantastic music was not to be missed. The acting was captivating. The singing however, was the highlight for me. Being a West Indian man, the show reconnected me in more ways than one to, not just Caribbean way, but the musical contribution to the world. A must see. Bring your kids, show them what true art is. There are no dislikes.
Decland, 22 Jan 2022
Great performers, audience participation encouraged.
Some bad language and short sections of violence but only unsuitable for very young. Actors voices amazing and great use of minimal scenery. Didn’t know what to expect but bowled over and would definitely see again.
Geran, 06 Jan 2022
Disappointing
The dialogue was difficult to understand also was very quiet we had stall seats struggled to hear shame great concept poor performance sorry
Sharon, 23 Nov 2021
Excellent
Brilliant show from start to finish
Gabrielle, 21 Nov 2021
anyone who loves music must go
uplifting, great performance and vocals, and will definitely get you moving in your seat.
Chris, 04 Nov 2021
Should run for years!
A fantastic show. The whole atmosphere was electric and the standing ovation they received was unbelievable. We would definitely go to see it again and that’s not something we would usually say and we’ve seen a lot of shows! Came out feeling really alive and it’s a real tonic to all the dreadful time we’ve all been living through. Thoroughly recommend
Martin, 03 Nov 2021
Amazing show
Fabulous show, great story well acted, and singing was amazing, only criticism is that the lighting was very bright for us on the balcony at times, and not enough people working for theatre watching people taking photos through the show, we was asked to wear masks for Covid reasons and hardly anyone did which was disappointing I felt.
Carole, 28 Oct 2021
The show was fantastic
But wish theatres would stop letting late arrival in, interruptions are not needed
DARREN, 18 Oct 2021
Great Bob
Great souvenir of Bob Marley the e of the most important showman ever. Very good performs e with good singers. Everything perfect
Alberto, 16 Oct 2021
Excellent
Amazing
Teodora, 10 Oct 2021
Amazing 👏 well worth seeing
Brilliant show very good costumes, dancer 👏 👌
Jennifer, 10 Oct 2021
Fabulous First Post Lockdown Theatre Outing
Vibrant, poignant, exciting and fabulous musical experience Congratulations to all involved Loved it
Sara, 05 Oct 2021