Casting announced for Birmingham Rep’s Bob Marley musical
Alexia Khadime and Mitchell Brunings are to star in One Love: The Bob Marley Musical.
Brunings will make his UK stage debut playing Marley, with Khadime, who has previously starred in The Book of Mormon and Wicked in the West End, playing his wife Rita.
The UK premiere of the musical opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on March 10, running until April 8.
It will also star Eric Kofi Abrefa, Cat Simmons, Newtion Matthews and Jacade Simpson.
Written and directed by Kwame-Kwei Armah, the show features Marley's songs and has been created in collaboration with the Marley family.
The cast also includes Adrian Irvine, Simeon Truby, Ricardo Coke-Thomas, Thomas Vernal, Delroy Brown, Alex Robertson, Natey Jones, Maria Omakinwa, Shyko Amos, Taofique Folarin, Martina Isibor, Melissa James, Lemuel Knights, Tanisha Spring, Ellena Vincent and Marcquelle Ward.
One Love is designed by Ultz, with lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Richard Brooker and projections by Duncan McLean.
It is choreographed by Coral Messam and has musical supervision and arrangements by Phil Bateman.
Orchestrations are by Simon Hales, and the show has musical direction by Sean Green.
The show is produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre.