ADRIAN IRVINE is currently in rehearsals for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical in which he will play the role of Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley. The musical will tell the story of a dramatic period of Bob Marley's life and will bring his catalogue to the stage for the first time. Kwame Kwei-Armah will direct the show which will run at Birmingham Rep from 10 March to 8 April.
PEPTER LUNKUSE is now working on King Lear for Manchester Royal Exchange, Birmingham Rep and Talawa Theatre Company. Michael Buffong will direct her in the role of Cordelia while Don Warrington will take the title role. The show opens in Manchester on 6 April.