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Death Note transfers to the Lyric Theatre

After selling out two shows at the London Palladium in just 5 hours and adding an extra matinee – the European premiere of the multi-award-winning manga stage musical Death Note THE MUSICAL in Concert will transfer to the Lyric Theatre for 6 performances Thursday 7 September – Sunday 11 September 2023.

Death NoteCast to be announced.

Please note that due to work commitments, Adam Pascal (Roger in the original 1996 cast of Jonathan Larson’s musical ‘RENT’ on Broadway) is unable to transfer with the production to the Lyric Theatre.

A few seats remain to see him at the London Palladium on 22 August at 2.30pm.

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…

Following acclaimed productions in Japan and Korea Death Note: The Musical will get its English language premiere with a semi-staged London concert production.

Based on the best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata/Shueisha, this ground breaking musical (Winner Best Musical, Korea Musical Awards) has a score by Frank Wildhorn (‘Jekyll & Hyde’, 4 years on Broadway, ‘Dracula’, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’) with lyrics by Jack Murphy and book by Ivan Menchell.

It will be directed by Nick Winston and is produced by Carter Dixon McGill Production (‘Chess in Concert’, ‘Kinky Boots in Concert’, ‘Treason the Musical in Concert’) Indie Theatrical and HoriPro in association with Pinnacle Productions, Greg A. DeLuca and Wild Yak Productions.

Death Note THE MUSICAL premiered in 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. A 2022 Korean production won four awards at the Korea Musical Awards after being nominated in 10 categories (“Death Note offers a glimpse at the future of musicals”, The Korea Herald). In 2017, Netflix released a TV adaptation of ‘Death Note’ starring Willem Defoe.

Frank Wildhorn said: “Death Note THE MUSICAL has been the most unique, strange, edgy, and wonderful musical journey for me. It’s been a dream of mine to bring this show from Asia to the West End of London, and here we are!

Creative team:
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
Sound Designer Ben Harrison
Casting Harry Blumenau
Artwork by Rebecca Pitt Creative
Producers Carter Dixon McGill Productions, Indie Theatrical and HoriPro
with Pinnacle Productions, Greg A. DeLuca and Wild Yak Productions

LISTINGS INFO

Carter Dixon McGill Productions, Indie
Theatrical and HoriPro in association with Pinnacle Productions, Greg A. DeLuca and Wild Yak Productions present

Death Note THE MUSICAL
in Concert
Music by Frank Wildhorn,
Lyrics by Jack Murphy, book by Ivan Menchell
©️Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata/SHUEISHA, HoriPro

Lyric Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 7ES

Thursday 7 September –
Sunday 11 September
at 7.30pm
matinees
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September at 2.30pm

Running time:
2hrs 20 including interval
age recommendation: 12+

Related News & Reviews Past & Present

  1. Death Note The Musical at the London Palladium
  2. Death Note The Musical in Concert at the London Palladium
  3. Thriller Live extends to 6 September 2015 at Lyric Theatre
  4. Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
  5. RAGS THE MUSICAL IN CONCERT at Lyric Theatre

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