Friday, February 12

Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff reggae musical to tour UK

The Harder They Come is reggae musical based on the iconic 1972 film which launched Jimmy Cliff. It is the first genuine black Caribbean musical to be staged in the UK and tells the story of a country boy who heads for the bright lights of Kingston, Jamaica with high hopes of becoming a reggae star.  The  harsh reality of the music scene drives him into life as an outlaw, but he would rather die than give up his dream.

The songs that made the movie so unforgettable include You Can Get It If You Really Want, Many Rivers To Cross, Higher and Higher, Rivers of Babylon and The Harder They Come - all performed live by a reggae band.
It was launched at the Theatre Royal Stratford East four years ago, has been in the West End and is now to tour the UK this summer starting at Nottingham Playhouse on 14th May.

After Nottingham it will visit Birmingham Hippodrome, West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Northampton Derngate, the New Wimbledon Theatre, The Lowry, Oxford Playhouse and the Cardiff New Theatre.

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