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An English-language concert of Death Note: The Musical was performed on August 21 and 22, 2023 at the London Palladium in London, England. It was the first concert of Death Note: The Musical in English.

Due to high tickets sales, a transfer to the Lyric Theatre was announced for September 7-10, 2023.

Some of the cast and crew for this production of Death Note: The Musical also appeared at New York Comic Con in October 2023.[1]

Synopsis[]

Official synopsis for the English-language concert of Death Note: The Musical:[2]

Following acclaimed productions in Japan and Korea Death Note: The Musical will get its English language premiere with two star-studded concerts at The London Palladium.

Based on the best-selling Japanese manga series (60 million copies worldwide) of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, this ground breaking musical (Winner Best Musical, Korea Musi�cal Awards) has a score by Frank Wildhorn (‘Jekyll & Hyde’, 4 years on Broadway, ‘Dracula’, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’) with lyrics by Jack Murphy and book by Ivan Menchell.

Light Yagami, a bright but dissatisfied high school student in Tokyo 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. But a detective only known as “L” is soon tracking him down…

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Cast[]

The casting for Light, L, and Misa was first announced on June 1, 2023.[3]

Role Performer
Light Yagami Joaquin Pedro Valdes
L Dean John-Wilson
Misa Amane Frances Mayli McCann
Ryuk Adam Pascal
Rem Aimie Atkinson
Soichiro Yagami Christian Ray Marbella
Sayu Yagami Rachel Clare Chan

A later performance occurred September 7th through 10th at the Lyric theater. Several actors were changed, with George Maguire taking the role of Ryuk and Jessica Lee of Misa. Carl Man served as an alternate for Dean John-Wilson.

Crew[]

Crew credits for the London Death Note: The Musical concert:[4][5]

  • Director and Choreographer: Nick Winston
  • Associate Director and Choreographer: Alex Sarmiento,
  • Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano
  • Musical Supervisor: Katy Richardson
  • Musical Director: Chris Ma
  • Orchestrator: Jason Howland
  • Designer: Justin Williams
  • Lighting Designer: Ben Cracknell
  • Sound Designer: Ben Harrison
  • Casting: Harry Blumenau
  • Artwork by: Rebecca Pitt Creative
  • Producers: Carter Dixon McGill Productions and Indie Theatrical

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