Death Note: The Musical to release London cast recording

Album coming soon

Death Note: The Musical is to release a West End cast recording.

Following acclaimed productions in Japan and Korea Death Note: The Musical made its English language premiere in concert at The London Palladium in August, followed by a run at the Lyric Theatre.

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

A 17-track album of the musical’s English-version is to be released by Ghostlight records, featuring Adam Pascal, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Dean John Wilson, Aimie Atkinson, Frances Mayli McCann, Rachel Clare Chan and Christian Ray Marbella.

A release date for the record is to be announced.

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…

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.