The English-language premiere of Death Note The Musical in Concert plays three performances at the London Palladium August 21-22.
The cast of the Frank Wildhorn musical includes Adam Pascal (Rent), Aimie Atkinson (Six), Rachel Clare Chan, Christian Ray Marbella (Miss Saigon international tour), Frances Mayli McCann, Dean John-Wilson, and Joaquin Pedro Valdes.
The ensemble features Felipe Bejarano, Charlotte Coggin, Jade Copas, Eu Jin Hwang, Yojiro Ichikawa, Deena Kapadia, David Kar-Hing Lee, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Jojo Meredith, Marcel Li-Ping, and Janine Somcio.
Based on the best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name by
Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata/Sheuisha, the new musical has a score by
Wildhorn with lyrics by Jack Murphy and a book by Ivan Menchell.
Death Note The Musical concerns Light Yagami, a high school student in Tokyo who comes across a discarded notebook owned by Ryuk, a mythological god of death. Discovering he can kill anyone by just writing their names in the supernatural notebook, Light takes justice into his own hands by filling the notebook with names of the nation’s most wanted criminals.
Nick Winston directs and choreographs with associate direction and choreography by Alex Sarmiento, costume design by Kimie Nakano, musical supervision by Katy Richardson, musical direction by Chris Ma, orchestrations by Jason Howland, design by Justin Williams, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ben Harrison, and casting by Harry Blumenau.
The new musical premiered in 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. A 2022 Korean production won four awards at the Korea Musical Awards after being nominated in 10 categories.
Producers are Carter Dixon McGill Productions, Indie Theatrical, HoriPro Inc., Pinnacle Productions in association with Greg A. DeLuca, Sharon Azrieli, and Wild Yak Productions.
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