Death Note The Musical London cast for Lyric Theatre in West End

Death Note: The Musical has announced casting for its new dates in London’s West ENd.

Following acclaimed productions in Japan and Korea Death Note: The Musical madeits English language premiere in concert at The London Palladium in August. It now runs at the Lyric Theatre for six performances from 7 – 10 September. Tickets are on sale now here

Based on the Japanese manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the musical features music by Frank Wildhorn with lyrics by Jack Murphy and a book by Ivan Menchell.

Leading the cast for the Lyric Theatre run will be Jessica Lee (Miss Saigon) as Misa, Joaquin Pedro Valdes (The Lion King) as Light and Dean John-Wilson (The King and I) as L, with Carl Man (Wicked) as alternate L.

Joining them are Georgie Maguire (Sunny Afternoon, Bonne and Clyde) as Ryuk, Aimie Atkinson (Pretty Woman) as Rem, Rachel Clare Chan (Royal Academy of Music graduate) as Sayu and Christian Ray Marbella (Miss Saigon) as Soichiro.

Making up the ensemble will be Boaz Chad, Charlotte Coggin, Jade Copas, Eu Jin Hwang, Yojiro Ichikawa, Deena Kapadia, David Kar-Hing Lee, Jasmine Leung, Jojo Meredith, Patrick Munday, 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…

Nick Winston will direct and choreograph the production from Carter Dixon McGill Productions and Indie Theatrical 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.

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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