Bob Marley musical to get UK premiere

Full casting has been announced for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical which premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre (March 10-April 8).

Set during a dramatic period in the reggae legend’s life, this new production is written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage.

It tells the story of a man propelled from rising reggae star to global icon and the cast perform many of his hits live – including No Woman No Cry, Exodus and Jamming.

Singer Mitchell Brunings will make his UK stage debut as Bob Marley alongside Alexia Khadime who will play Rita Marley.

Khadime has appeared in West End productions such as The Book of Mormon, Les Misérables, Wicked and The Lion King – and most recently she played the lead in Hackney Empire’s 2016 pantomime Sleeping Beauty.