Kwame Kwei-Armah tells the story of a legend in Bob Marley musical

Noise Cannon

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The British director, playwright and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah is to develop a musical and a book based on the life of Bob Marley.

Rather than be a traditional “jukebox” musical where the songs take precedence over plot, it will instead focus on a three-year period in Marley’s life that Kwei-Armah describes as “really dynamic”. Between 1975 and 1978 Marley survived an assassination attempt in Jamaica and moved to live in London to escape growing political tensions, where he recorded classic albums such as Exodus.

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