Bob Marley

Birmingham Repertory Theatre will be presenting the premiere of One Love: The Bob Marley Musical, written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, from 10th March until 8th April 2017.

One Love: The Bob Marley Musical tells the story of a rising reggae star propelled into global fame, whilst trying to unite his homeland of Jamaica which is on the brink of civil war, while finding his own peace.

Bob Marley’s political and cultural influence will play a key role in One Love: The Bob Marley Musical.

Kwame Kwei Armah said: “Few artists have had as big an effect on the world as Bob Marley.

“I feel continually blessed and honoured to dance with Bob in this way.”

It will also include the music catalogue of Bob Marley, performed by the show’s cast, including No Woman No Cry, Exodus, Jamming and more.

Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s daughter, explained “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.

“We have no doubt that telling the story through music to a new generation in Birmingham will be part of his continuing legacy.” Cedella added.

Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to gain worldwide fame, and became one of the most important musicians of the 20th Century. Following an attempted assassination, Marley left Jamaica and moved to London, where he stayed for two years, writing music. When he returned to Jamaica in 1978, he brought political and cultural influence and united two opposing political leaders. This was a transformative moment in the history of Jamaica’s difficult political journey.

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