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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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14:30 14:30
19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30 19:00

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.

Audience Latest Reviews

Reviews Summary based on 66 reviews

What to expect








Young Couples:

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
Fantastic show, great music
Marcia, 30 Apr 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
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
Not as good as I thought it was going to be
Denise, 18 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
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
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
Good story about his life
Suk Yee Halina, 04 Mar 2022
Creative… A must see
Amy, 01 Mar 2022
Great cultural experience!
Michael, 27 Feb 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
Doreen, 09 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
Great performance! Great understanding and showcase of BMs story
Leonie, 24 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
Christian, 17 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
Fantastic show, great music, perfect performance
alex, 05 Dec 2021
There could have been more music,and less talk. The songs and music were great
andrew, 28 Nov 2021
Great score.
Angela, 27 Nov 2021
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
Elena, 21 Nov 2021
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
Absolutely brilliant
Mark, 24 Oct 2021
Definitely worth it!
Khamara, 24 Oct 2021
I did not receive my tickets
I can’t leave a review as my tickets should have been emailed to me, I see you have my email address and all correspondence be it phone or email was not replied to so I spent £200 on tickets for my brothers 40th birthday that I did not get
Jacqueline, 23 Oct 2021
most enjoyable
ALISON, 21 Oct 2021
The show was fantastic
But wish theatres would stop letting late arrival in, interruptions are not needed
DARREN, 18 Oct 2021
interesting take on Marley's music, not great stage view not good dont sit on upper left.
Vicky, 17 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
Teodora, 10 Oct 2021
Amazing 👏 well worth seeing
Brilliant show very good costumes, dancer 👏 👌
Jennifer, 10 Oct 2021
It was exceptional.
Gunnur, 06 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