Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code adapted for stage at Nottingham Theatre Royal, starring Nigel Harman and Danny John-Jules
The first ever stage adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller, The Da Vinci Code, comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal next week, staring Nigel Harman as Robert Langdon.
The show, to be staged from Tuesday to Saturday, also stars Danny John-Jules as Sir Leigh Teabing, Hannah Rose Caton as Sophie Neveu and Joshua Lacy as Silas.
The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey as Professor Robert Langdon, and fellow cryptologist Sophie Neveu, attempt to solve the riddles, leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history.
Langdon and Neveu must decipher the labyrinthine code before a shocking historical secret is lost forever.
The Da Vinci Code has been adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel.
Producer Simon Friend said: “We have a truly stellar cast and creative team bringing The Da Vinci Code to life on stage for the first time, and with Dan Brown’s full endorsement of the show and the talented director Luke Sheppard at the helm, we’re confident that we’ll please devoted fans as well as newcomers to this magnificent story.”
“Dan Brown’s epic thriller has been read by millions worldwide, and seen by millions worldwide on the big screen, and we are all looking forward to taking our new stage version to audiences all over the UK.”
Dan Brown said: “I am thrilled that The Da Vinci Code is being adapted for the stage, and excited to see the unique potential of live theatre to enhance this story. The team making the production has been faithful to the book, but will also bring something new for the audience, in what is certain to be a gripping, fast-paced stage thriller and a thoroughly entertaining show.”
Nigel Harman played Dennis Rickman in EastEnders from 2003-2005. His other television work includes Downton Abbey, Miss Marple – The Mirror Crack’d, Hotel Babylon, Lark Rise To Candleford and City Of Vice.
Danny John-Jules is probably best known for his role as Cat in Red Dwarf and has appeared in every episode of the 13 series. He also made the character of Dwayne Myers in BBC’s hit series, Death In Paradise, his own.
Hannah Rose Caton makes her UK theatre debut in The Da Vinci Code.
The cast also includes Basienka Blake (Vernet), Alasdair Buchan (Remy) Alpha Kargbo (Fache), Leigh Lothian (Collet), Andrew Lewis (Saunière) and Debra Michaels (Sister Sandrine/Marie).
Director Luke Sheppard said: “Cracking The Da Vinci Code open for the stage reveals an epic thriller steeped in theatrical potential, rich in suspense and surprising at every turn.
"Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel’s brilliant adaptation leaps off the page and demands us to push the limits of our imagination, creating a production that champions dynamic theatrical storytelling and places the audience up close in the heat of this gripping mystery.”