"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.
THE PERFECT TONIC, MARLEY’S LEGEND WILL LIGHT UP THE WEST END BRINGING HOPE AND POSITIVITY JUST WHEN WE NEED IT MOST THE PRODUCTION TAKES INSPIRATION FROM MARLEY’S VISIONARY LYRICS TO TELL HIS EXTRAORDINARY PERSONAL STORY, AND FEATURES AN ELECTRIFYING MIX OF HIS HITS PLAYED LIVE
Michael Balogan shows a terrific range, a bravura performance and his alienation is a real cause for sadness. You feel in this play the disappointing human experience that has gone in to writing, directing and acting in it.