One Love: The Bob Marley Musical - UK Premiere in 2017
After the world premiere in May 2015 of MARLEY, the first original musical based on both the life and music of Bob Marley, the UK premiere will take place in Birmingham in march 2017 under the new name One Love: The Bob Marley Musical.
Read the official press release by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre:
One Love - The Bob Marley Musical Premières At The REP
The premiere of One Love: The Bob Marley Musical, a new musical focusing on a defining period of global legend Bob Marley’s life and career in the 1970s, will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March 2017.
With unprecedented access to the entire Marley catalogue, One Love will feature Marley’s greatest songs performed live by the cast, including No Woman No Cry, Exodus, Jammin' and many more. Written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the show will open at The REP on 10 March and run until 8 April.
Cedella Marley said: “On behalf of the Marley family I am thrilled that our father’s story is going to be brought to the stage with this production. Birmingham is a natural place for its UK premiere. With its great mix of cultures, it’s a city where my father performed to audiences that were captivated by his presence, and we have no doubt that telling the story through music to a new generation in Birmingham will be part of his continuing legacy.”
One Love: The Bob Marley Musical tells the story of a man propelled from rising reggae star to global icon, and brings Marley’s inspirational music catalogue to the stage for the first time. To help unite his beloved homeland Jamaica, which is on the brink of a civil war, he must first find his own peace.
Kwame Kwei-Armah said: “Few artists have had as big an effect on the world as Bob Marley. Even fewer as big an effect on me. I feel continually blessed and honoured to dance with Bob in this way.”
Tickets are now on sale @ BIRMINGHAM-REP.co.uk