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Get Up, Stand Up! To close in West End ahead of tour plans in 2023

Get Up, Stand Up! To close in West End ahead of tour plans in 2023
Written by Lewis Wilson

Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical will play its final performance in London’s West End on 8 January 2023. 

The show made its world premiere performance at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on 1 October 2021. The original cast are set to do a cast recording, featuring Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley, that is in the pipeline for later this year.

The current cast includes Michael Duke (as Bob Marley), Gabrielle Brooks (as Rita Marley), Shanay Holmes (as Cindy Breakspeare) and Sophia Mackay (as Judy Mowatt). In addition to, Melissa Brown-Taylor (as Marcia Griffiths), Jacade Simpson (as Bunny Wailer), Natey Jones (as Peter Tosh) and David Albury (as alternate Bob Marley).

Producers said: “‘Bob Marley’s music is inspirational to millions of people around the world. We are so proud to have launched this brilliant musical about his life and music in London’s West End and to have brought his legacy to the stage. We are very excited to be planning the future adventures of Get Up Stand Up! which include a UK and International tour, a North American production and a soon to be available Original Cast Recording.”

Get Up, Stand Up! is also set to embark on a UK wide tour following its West End departure. Full details about the tour to be announced soon.

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