One Love: The Bob Marley Musical - Birmingham Rep
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Bob Marley's words and music have brought joy and love to people around the world of all generations and across all cultures. Now that music is brought to life in a new musical.

Set across a dramatic period in the music legend's life, One Love: The Bob Marley Musical tells the story of a man propelled from rising reggae star to global icon. But when his beloved homeland of Jamaica is on the brink of civil war, he is called upon to unite his people with his music and his message.

One Love: The Bob Marley Musical is a spiritual and political journey which celebrates one of the world's most influential artists of all time by bringing Marley's inspirational music catalogue to the stage for the first time. This compelling original musical features Marley's greatest songs performed live on stage, including – No Woman No Cry, Exodus, Jamming and many more.

Creative Team

Writer and Director Kwame Kwei-Armah
Designer ULTZ
Musical Supervisor and Arranger Phil Bateman
Movement Director Coral Messam
Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin 
Sound Designer Richard Brooker 
AV and Video Projection Duncan McLean 
Associate Director Kate Hewitt 
Orchestrator Simon Hale
Casting Director Pippa Ailion CDG
Associate Casting Director Jim Arnold CDG
Assistant Choreographer Gerrard Martin
Creative Consultant Stacey Haynes
Dialect Coach Thomas Vernal


Sean Green Musical Director
Ben Burrell Deputy Musical Director
Ben McKone Drums
Lenny Edwards Percussion
Alan Weekes Guitar
Peter Lee Guitar
James McKone Bass Guitar
Chris Storr Trumpet
Winston Rollins Trombone

Mitchell Brunings is astonishingly good as Bob Marley...The REP was jamming

Daily Mail

People danced, clapped, swayed and sang along for the entire encore performance. What joy there was in that theatre!

Stage Talk Magazine

A real do-not-miss performance

Behind The Arras

An entertaining musical with an excellent will leave definitely leave the theatre feeling happier than when you went in

Birmingham Mail

If you never got the chance to see Bob Marley live, One Love is undoubtedly the next best thing

What's On

Full of joy

What's On Stage


The Stage

A triumphant night

Plays To See

If you're a fan of Marley's music, a good time is pretty much guaranteed

The Reviews Hub

Moments of pure passion...leaves you on a natural high

The Times

A great night out

The Guardian

As Marley, Mitchell Brunings is simply outstanding

Sunday Telegraph

The audience...certainly had nothing but One Love for what they had just witnessed

Express & Star

Totally epic. The entire audience were singing and dancing. Serious fun

Capital Birmingham


Smooth Radio

A winner

I Choose Birmingham


Independent Birmingham

As the audience left the theatre, the pride in their smiles said it all

The Voice

A thoroughly enjoyable ode to the world's best-loved Rastafarian

Style Birmingham

You must not miss One Love

Love Midlands Theatre

Marley fans won't be disappointed

Weekend Notes

Mitchell Brunings plays Bob Marley with subtlety and a compelling believeability


Mitchell Brunings as Bob Marley is a revelation

Caribbean Direct

You'll definitely walk away with nothing but love for this show

Stratford Herald

A triumph

Bromsgrove Standard

You can't fail to be entertained...well worth seeing

Brum Hour

Never got to see Bob Marley in concert? [One Love] will make you feel like you were right there

The Business Desk

Wonderful night

Grapevine Birmingham

So much more than simply a musical

Radio Dubplate

Company & Creatives


Marcia Griffiths
Don Taylor
Ensemble / Dance Captain
Michael Manley
Ensemble / Cover Cindy Breakspeare
Trevor Waters / Tek Life / Cover Pablo
Rita Marley
Bunny Wailer
Judy Mowatt
Chris Blackwell
Cindy Breakspeare
Peter Tosh
Edward Seaga
Claudie Massop
Ensemble / Cover Rita Marley
DJ Sway / Cover Bob Marley
Ticket Information

Tickets from £15.
Previews (10-15 March) from £10.
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees and Charges

When purchasing tickets to be delivered to you, a £1.00 postage charge will be added to your order.
Online bookings are exempt from our transaction fees (3% credit cards, 50p debit cards).

Further Information

Audio Described Performance (with pre-show touch tour): Saturday 1 April, 4pm
Captioned Performance: Wednesday 5 April, 7.30pm
British Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Friday 7 April, 7.30pm

Wednesday 5 April, 7.30pm

Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

This production contains strong language.
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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