Cast announced for Death Note: The Musical concert at London Palladium

Casting has been revealed for the West End debut of Death Note: The Musical this week.

Based on the Japanese manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the musical will make its English-language premiere at The London Palladium on 21 and 22 August 2023. Tickets are on sale now here

The show features music by Frank Wildhorn with lyrics by Jack Murphy and a book by Ivan Menchell.

Leading the cast will be Frances Mayli McCann (Bonnie and Clyde) as Misa, Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin) as ‘L’ and Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Heathers) as Light.

Joining them are Adam Pascal (RENT) as Ryuk, Aimie Atkinson (Pretty Woman) as Rem, graduate Rachel Clare Chan as Sayu and Christian Ray Marbella (Miss Saigon) as Soichiro.

Completing the company in the ensemble are 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.

Book Death Note: The Musical tickets here »

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…

The concerts are directed and choreographed by Nick Winston with 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, casting by Harry Blumenau, and artwork by Rebecca Pitt Creative. Alex Sarmiento is the associate director by and choreographer.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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