Death Note: The Musical tickets in the West End for London Palladium concerts

Death Note: The Musical is to make its European debut with concerts at the London Palladium.

Following acclaimed productions in Japan and Korea Death Note: The Musical gets its English language premiere in concert at The London Palladium on 21 and 22 August 2023. 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.

Frances Mayli McCann (Bonnie and Clyde), Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin) and Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Heathers) will lead the cast.

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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.

Frank Wildhorn said: “Death Note: The Musical has been the most unique, strange, edgy, and wonderful musical journey for me. It’s been a dream of mine to bring this show from Asia to the West End of London, and here we are!”

For more information and tickets, on sale from 2 June, visit

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.