Death Note the Musical in Concert has released new behind the scenes photos from its engagement at London's Lyric Theatre. Based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata/Sheuisha's popular Japanese manga series of the same name, the production made its English-language premiere at the London Palladium August 21-22, before transferring to the Lyric September 7-10. Check out the photos below.
Based on the best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata/Sheuisha, Death Note features a score by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, Bonnie & Clyde) with lyrics by Jack Murphy and book by Ivan Menchell. The musical premiered in Tokyo in 2015, and a 2022 Korean production won four awards including Best Production at the Korea Musical Awards.
Death Note The Musical concerns Light Yagami, a high school student in Tokyo who 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.
The cast of Death Note the Musical in Concert at the Lyric Theatre included Aimie Atkinson, Rachel Clare Chan, Dean John-Wilson, Jessica Lee, George Maguire, Carl Man, Christian Ray Marbella, Joaquin Pedro Valdes and an ensemble featuring Charlotte Coggin, Jade Copas, Eu Jin Hwang, Yojiro Ichikawa, Deena Kapadia, David Kar-Hing Lee, Jasmine Leung, Jojo Meredith, Marcel Li-Ping, Janine Somci, Boaz Chad, and Patrick Munday.
The creative team includes director and choreographer Nick Winston, associate director and choreographer Alexzandra Sarmiento, costume designer Kimie Nakano, musical supervisor Katy Richardson, musical director Chris Ma, orchestrator Jason Howland, designer Justin Williams, lighting designer Ben Cracknell, and sound designer Ben Harrison. Casting is by Harry Blumenau, and artwork is by Rebecca Pitt Creative.
Producers include Carter Dixon McGill Productions, Indie Theatrical, HoriPro Inc., and Pinnacle Productions. Death Note is presented in association with Greg A. DeLuca, Sharon Azrieli and Wild Yak Productions.