Bob Marley musical sa West End
ISANG Bob Marley musical ang magbubukas sa London’s West End next year.
Ang Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story, na isinulat ni Billy Elliot the Musical lyricist Lee Hall, ay itatanghal sa Lyric Theatre next February, ulat ng Cover Media.
Base ang musical sa buhay ng reggae legend, na namatay sa cancer noong 1981, sa edad na 36 ay pagbibidahan ni Nigerian-born British actor Arinze Kene.
Bilang pag-aanunsiyo sa bagong musical, ibinahagi ng No Woman No Cry hitmaker’s daughter Cedella Marley, sa The Times: “Our father’s music means so much to so many people around the world, we’re beyond thrilled to be able to bring it to both fans and new audiences alike in a new way.
“As a family we feel that our father would be proud to know that his legacy is a source of creative inspiration and continues to bring people together.”
Speaking about his delight at playing Bob, sinabi ni Kene: “It is not only an honour to be able to spread Bob Marley’s message further, but to get to be him for a little while is a lifelong dream come true. I grew up on his music and his mantra and he has been one of my role models since I was a child. I feel as if he’s in my DNA. He’s the man, I love him.”
Dagdag pa ng show’s producers “[musical] takes direct inspiration from Marley’s visionary lyrics to tell his extraordinary personal story as an artist”.
Idederek ang musical ni Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke.