Breaking News: Death Note concert adds extra performance

BREAKING NEWS: Producers of Death Note The Musical have added an extra performance to the shows limited run at the London Palladium.

Following unprecedented demand where the show sold out its two performances in under 8-hours, a matinee performance has been added on Tuesday 22 August at 2.30pm, joining the evening shows on 21 and 22 August.

The previously announced cast include Frances Mayli McCann (Bonnie & Clyde) as Misa, with Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin) as ‘L’, and Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Disney’s The Lion King) as Light.

The highly anticipated musical has great credentials, with music by Frank Wildhorn (Bonnie & Clyde, Jekyll & Hyde), lyrics by Jack Murphy (The Civil War) and book by Ivan Menchell (Bonnie & Clyde, The Nanny).

Nick Winston (Chess in Concert) will direct and choreograph the show with the wider creative team including: 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.

The show is based on the best-selling “Death Note” Japanese manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, and had its world premiere in Tokyo Japan in 2015. It has subsequently enjoyed three sell-out seasons in Korea.

The story centres on 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 concerts are produced by Carter Dixon McGill Productions (Chess in Concert, Treason the Musical in Concert) and Indie Theatrical.

Tickets for the extra date will be going on general sale at 10am Thursday 8 June 2023.

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