Aimee Atkinson, Rachel Clare Chan, Christian Ray Marbella and Adam Pascal to join Frances Mayli McCann, Dean John-Wilson and Joaquin Pedro Valdes
The producers of the forthcoming concert version of hit show Death Note The Musical have announced final casting.
Death Note is coming to the the London Palladium next month, on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August 2023.
Broadway’s Adam Pascal (Rent) as Ryuk, West End star Aimie Atkinson (Six, Pretty Woman The Musical) as Rem, Rachel Clare Chan as Sayu, and Christian Ray Marbella (Miss Saigon) as Soichiro, join the previously announced cast of Frances Mayli McCann (Bonnie & Clyde) as Misa, Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin) as ‘L’ and Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Disney’s The Lion King) as Light.
They will be joined by an ensemble featuring 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 boasts music by Frank Wildhorn (Bonnie & Clyde, Jekyll & Hyde), lyrics by Jack Murphy (The Civil War) and book by Ivan Menchell (Bonnie & Clyde, The Nanny), and this concert production will be directed and choreographed by Nick Winston.
The wider creative team includes 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…
Tickets to the two evening performances sold out quickly, but final seats are still available for the Tuesday matinee performance on 22 August 2023.