Bob Marley’s story on stage … with a new director

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Clint Dyer is preparing to direct a new musical about Bob Marley after the original director Dominic Cook stepped down as an admission that “discussions about race changed on stage, as well as across society.”Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story, starring Arenzi Kane, co-written by Lee Hull with Cook.
Cork was quoted as saying by the British Guardian newspaper that he had had an inspiring time preparing this project, describing Dyer as a “wonderful playmaker and inspiring leader.” “I can’t wait to see what he’s going to offer this powerful story.”
Dyer, who earlier this year signed Death of England on the British National Theater, said that “as a British Jamaican, I have been Marley (relative to Bob Marley) since I started hearing.” The musical, which has been under development for three years, will tell Marley’s life story using some of his most famous songs, including No Woman No Cry, Exodus, and Three Little Birds.
The move comes at a time of growing controversy in various fields of art about who “tells the story.” For example, the version produced by the National Theater last year of Andrea Levi’s Small Island had critical and public success, but she was criticized for being quote by a white writer (Helen Edmundson), while a white director, Khou Rufus Norris, played it.
Just get back, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story next spring.





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