The visually spectacular new musical Death Note The Musical is on its way to the West End, in a new concert performance at the London Palladium.
Based on the Japanese manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note boasts a score by Frank Wildhorn (Bonnie & Clyde, Jekyll & Hyde), with lyrics by Jack Murphy (The Civil War) and book by Ivan Menchell (Bonnie & Clyde, The Nanny).
This concert production will be directed by Nick Winston (Chess in Concert, Kinky Boots in Concert), and a talented cast is led by Frances Mayli McCann (Bonnie & Clyde) as Misa, Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin) as ‘L’, and Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Disney’s The Lion King) as Light.
Winner of four Korea Musical Awards, the story centres on Yagami, a high school student in Tokyo who accidentally discovers a Death Note owned by Ryuk, a mythological God of Death.
Yagami realises he can kill anyone, just by writing their names in the supernatural notebook, and he starts to wield his power by murdering criminals as an act of justice.
As his killing spree continues, a police detective known as L begins to work on the case…
Death Note premiered in Japan in 2025, and has played three runs in Korea, with the latest run closing in June 2023.
The Japan and Korea productions utilised giant LED screens on all sides of the stage to create a variety of environments, using technology to take the musical theatre experience on to the next level.
Death Note The Musical will play in concert at the London Palladium on 21 and 22 August 2023.
What's the story of Death Note The Musical?
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…
Who is in the cast of Death Note The Musical?
The cast will include Frances Mayli McCann as Misa, Dean John-Wilson as ‘L’, and Joaquin Pedro Valdes as Light.
Further casting to be announced.
Who are the creative team of Death Note The Musical?
Music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Jack Murphy, book by Ivan Menchell.
Based on the Japanese manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
Director and Choreographer Nick Winston; Associate Director and Choreographer Alex Sarmiento, Costume Designer Kimie Nakano; Musical Supervisor Katy Richardson; Musical Director Chris Ma; Orchestrator Jason Howland; Designer Justin Williams; Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell; Sound Designer Ben Harrison; Casting Harry Blumenau; Artwork by Rebecca Pitt Creative; Producers Carter Dixon McGill Productions and Indie Theatrical.
21 August 2023 - 22 August 2023
This production is suitable for ages 14+. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Official London Theatre tickets for Death Note The Musical at the London Palladium, London
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