New dates have been added to Death Note The Musical, with the show transferring to the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End for six performances only this September 2023.
Originally scheduled to play two performances at the London Palladium on 21 and 22 August 2023, the show sold-out in a matter of hours, with producers adding a matinee performance on 22 August.
Following its run at the London Palladium the show will transfer to the Lyric Theatre for six performances from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September 2023.
Casting for the September performances is to be confirmed, but Adam Pascal won’t be transferring with the show.
The final casting for the London Palladium shows in August was announced this week with Broadway’s Adam Pascal (Rent), West End star Aimie Atkinson (Six, Pretty Woman The Musical), Rachel Clare Chan and Christian Ray Marbella (Miss Saigon), joining 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.
Rounding out the cast are ensemble members 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.
Death Note The Musical 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…