Celebrating the life and career of arguably the most influential Reggae artist of all time, the Lyric Theatre provides the atmospheric setting for the West End musical tribute to Bob Marley in Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical.
Following his untimely and tragic death from cancer in 1981 the songs penned and performed by Bob Marley and the Wailers have remained an inspiration and have brought joy to millions of fans around the world. This new stage adaption of Marley's life story offers a fascinating insight into his incredible and colourful life as the inspirational figurehead of Rastafarianism along with his meteoric rise to international superstardom.
Featuring a host of unforgettable hits from Marley's back catalogue including 'No Woman No Cry', '3 Little Birds' and 'Exodus', this is a well earned musical tribute to a man whose catchy singalong songs continue to entertain his millions of fans all over the world four decades after his death.
The show plays on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm. There are also matinees on Saturday & Sunday at 2.30pm.
Seating PlanLyric Theatre Seating Plan
Address29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Directions from nearest tube
(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.
(Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night Bus Numbers
(Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Brewer Street (3mins)
Within Congestion Zone
As there is a strong public anticipation about this show, it is likely that tickets to Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical will be very much in demand when it opens in the Lyric Theatre in 2021 taking over the mantle in the venue from its long standing and popular predecessor 'Thriller-Live'. There are however four tiers in the venue and with eight shows per week to fill there should be some value to be found in the ticket price for off peak midweek performances as well as in some of the cheaper seats in the top two tiers.
The venue has four separate levels, with the best seats being mostly located in the stalls on the ground floor and the dress circle on the first floor. There are some seats that feature a very slightly obscured view in the rear stalls which is caused by the overhang from the dress circle and there are also two supportive pillars that cause issues in rows Q and R. Pillars also cause problems in the dress circle from row F and beyond and the shallow raking of the seats can be an issue for shorter patrons. The upper circle on the second floor offers a pretty good view despite the height above the stage and is not affected by the overhang from the balcony although it is a little cramped but the balcony itself is very high up with several sections on the sides featuring quite bad restrictions and should maybe avoided by people suffering from vertigo although the seats in this section in the centre do offer a clear view of the stage.
It is always highly recommended to study the seating plan thoroughly before booking tickets at the Lyric Theatre to ensure complete transparency and peace of mind over your purchase.
The price of tickets to Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical will be determined by market forces and it is likely with the feel good nature of the music that tickets for weekend performances will be in great demand. This would mean that to avoid booking fees for peak performances it may be beneficial to book direct from the box office rather than online however for off peak shows during the quieter months such as November, January and February as well as the weeks that follow on from school holidays there is a possibility of discounted seats to be found online and through the official retail outlets in and around Leicester Square.
The short answer to this is yes, although this is not an exact science and not set in stone! With a show that features such a wide selection of feelgood and singalong songs the likelihood is that the demand for tickets to the Bob Marley musical will outweigh the supply for peak performances such as weekends and school holidays for a period at least. There are four different levels to the theatre though and multiple price bands that can offer good value for bargain hunters who are prepared to study the seating plan thoroughly prior to purchase.