The English language premiere of the musical will take place at the London Palladium on the 21st and 22nd August.
Full casting has now been confirmed for the upcoming European premiere of Death Note the Musical, based n the best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata/Sheuisha. Joining the previously announced Frances Mayli McCann, Dean John-Wilson and Joaquin Pedro Valdes will be: Adam Pascal (Roger in the original cast of ‘RENT’), Aimie Atkinson (Katherine Howard in the original cast of ‘Six’, Vivian in ‘Pretty Woman’), Rachel Clare Chan (a recent graduate from the Royal Academy of Music) and Christian Ray Marbella (Engineer in ‘Miss Saigon, international tour). The ensemble will include: 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, Janine Somcio.
The musical, which has has a score by Frank Wildhorn (‘Jekyll & Hyde’, four years on Broadway, ‘Dracula’, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’) with lyrics by Jack Murphy and book by Ivan Menchell, arrives in London following productions in Japan and Korea.
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 creative team includes choreography by Nick Winston, associate direction and choreography by Alex Sarmiento, costume design by Kimie Nakano, musical supervision by Katy Richardson, musical direction by Chris Ma, orchestrations by Jason Howland, designs by Justin Williams, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ben Harrison and casting by Harry Blumenau.
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