REVIEW: Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Lyric Theatre (2021)

"No Woman No Cry" sees Gabrielle Brooks perform a real show stopper and in the splendid final songs is "Redemption Song", the inspirational words of which the audience know "the songs of freedom" with its contrasting folk-based rhythm. The gentle "Three Little Birds" follows with "every little thing gonna be alright" and its "don't worry" message .  "One Love" calls for peace, unity and inclusion.  "Could You be Loved" has a magical and irresistible vibe.  To close is the title song of the show Get Up Stand Up!   and yes we got up and stood up as I suspect they will every night for some years to come.

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REVIEW: Is God Is, Royal Court (2021)

Various claims are made for Is God Is  relating it to tragedy ancient and modern and the Spaghetti Western.  The earliest is Greek tragedy, dealing with issues of a finely balanced question of right and wrong, often with divine intervention. 

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