Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (West End)
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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (West End)
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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

84%
(148 Ratings)
Positive
89%
Mixed
8%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting

About the Show

A new musical celebrates the life of Jamaican artist Bob Marley and his platinum-selling music.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (148)

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176 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Phenomenal music, Humour & darkness, Insightful, Wonderful cast, Entertaining

See it if you like a powerful, passionate story & music that changed the world Michael Duke is charismatic & emotionally impactful leading this show.

Don't see it if …….. This show references violence/use of substances/infidelity

206 Reviews | 39 Followers
100
Masterful, Epic, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love a wild night out and love to learn new stuff about a true legend

Don't see it if you don't like reggae music

60 Reviews | 3 Followers
86
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you appreciate and welcome different cultures and embrace the music and good vibes

Don't see it if you don’t like bob marley music…. but how could you not?

54 Reviews | 6 Followers
82
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you're a fan of reggae music or want to learn more about Bob Marley through some exquisite storytelling and powerful performances.

Don't see it if you only like classic musicals.

181 Reviews | 30 Followers
77
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Only if you like Bob Marley or have an interest in his life story

Don't see it if You’re expecting to fall in love with Bob Marley‘s music from seeing it Read more

114 Reviews | 14 Followers
74
Ambitious, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like high energy performances

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

224 Reviews | 75 Followers
65
Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Confusing, Great singing

See it if You’re a HUGE Bob Marley fan and are content with a superficial understanding of why he was such a national icon and international star.

Don't see it if You are unlikely to understand the strong Jamaican accents. I understood less than half the dialogue.

99 Reviews | 5 Followers
50
Disappointing, Great songs

See it if Bob Marley songs and can understand the accents

Don't see it if you hate participation of the public or loud music

Critic Reviews (9)

Shy Strange Manic
September 3rd, 2022

Bringing the story of Bob Marley to life with a natural feeling of authenticity whilst capturing the time period is no easy feat, yet Get Up Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical manages to do just that in a genuinely powerful way.
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Time Out London
October 22nd, 2021

‘Get Up, Stand Up!’ has wonderful tunes, a phenomenal star turn, and a weak story. For now, the first two points largely cancel out the third. But there is an awful lot resting on Arinzé Kene’s prodigious shoulders, and he’s not going to stay with the show forever.
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The Times (UK)
October 21st, 2021

In the end, it’s the women who help to lift the show. Gabrielle Brooks gives us a stoic Rita who refuses to be shoved into the background, while Shanay Holmes impresses in the skeletal role of the singer’s beauty queen lover, Cindy Breakspeare.
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The Arts Desk
October 22nd, 2021

...no amount of advance prep can equal the modern-day force of nature that is Arinzé Kene. Not so much playing Bob as summoning his very being, this protean talent looks to be every bit as invaluable to the launch of this show as Adrienne Warren was to Tina.
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London Theatre
October 21st, 2021

The magnetic Kene sings divinely, honouring Marley’s utterly distinctive sound. But, since we rarely get inside his head, those great songs don’t have much dramatic heft.
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The Stage (UK)
October 20th, 2021

Arinzé Kene ... gives a towering performance in the central role. Clint Dyer’s production sometimes struggles when it tries too hard to be a musical; it’s at its best when it lets the music speak for itself. The whole thing sounds fantastic ... it all brims with a sort of unbridled charm that makes you believe, just for a moment, that everything really is going to be all right.
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The London Evening Standard
October 22nd, 2021

Lee Hall’s book does away with clunky exposition, taking us on a feverish journey through Marley’s musical awakening and rise to stardom. Admittedly this sometimes leaves the story feeling a bit vague, but we’re having too much fun to care.
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 20th, 2021

Having sat politely until the denouement on Redemption Song, the audience spontaneously jumped to its feet to dance in the aisles. A rousing, absorbing two hours-plus of joyful theatre that reanimates Marley’s genius.
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