The stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code is to tour the UK with Nigel Harman, Danny John-Jules and Hannah Rose Caton
Nigel Harman and Danny John-Jules are to star in the UK tour of the new stage adaptation of Dan Brown’s bestseller, The Da Vinci Code.
Along with newcomer Hannah Rose Caton, they will lead the cast in the touring show which has its world premiere at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley in east London on 10 January 2022. They will then play the roles in Nottingham, Sheffield, Bath, Plymouth, Mold in Clywd, Coventry, Hull, Wolverhampton, Brighton, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Further casting will be announced for the tour when it continues from 26 April in Southampton and going on to Richmond, Woking, Leicester, Norwich, York, Shrewsbury, Dartford, Birmingham, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Aberdeen, Salford, Leeds, Malvern, Belfast, Guildford, Northampton, Swindon, Liverpool and Bradford where it runs until 12 November 2022.
Harman will play Robert Langdon, John-Jules will play Sir Leigh Teabing and Caton, who is from London but graduated in drama from The Juilliard School in New York City, will play Sophie Neveu.
The book has been adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff, who has also adapted Flowers For Mrs Harris and Birdsong, and Duncan Abel, who adapted The Girl on the Train.
It will be directed by Luke Sheppard, who most recently directed the acclaimed new West End musical, & Juliet, and is currently directing What’s New Pussycat at Birmingham Rep.
The creative team also includes set and costume designer David Woodhead, video designer Andrzej Goulding, lighting designer Lizzie Powell and casting director Stuart Burt CDG, with composition and sound by Ben and Max Ringham.
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, 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 brand new stage version to audiences all over the UK.”
Brown added: “I am thrilled that The Da Vinci Code is being adapted for the stage, and excited to see the unique potential of live theatre 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.”
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.”