The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown’s 2003 novel that became an international bestseller and a 2006 film starring Tom Hanks, is now to become a new stage thriller. The stage adaptation will make its world premiere on a UK tour in 2021, opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 3 April 2021, and touring throughout next year.
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. In a breathless race through the streets of Europe, Langdon and Neveu must decipher the labyrinthine code before a shocking historical secret is lost forever.
Based on the novel, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, the new stage play will unlock the secrets of The Da Vinci Code, uncover the truth in ‘the greatest thriller of the past 2,000 years’.
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 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.”
The Da Vinci Code is adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff (Flowers For Mrs Harris, Birdsong) and Duncan Abel (The Girl on the Train), and will be directed by Luke Sheppard, who most recently directed the acclaimed new West End musical, & Juliet.
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.”
The Da Vinci Code is produced by Simon Friend (The Girl On The Train, Life Of Pi). Following Bromley, the 2021 tour is due to visit Hull, Oxford, Guildford, Bath, Cheltenham, Newcastle, Richmond, Southampton, Belgrade, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff, Norwich, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, Wolverhampton, Plymouth, Shrewsbury, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
.@DaVinciCodeShow is adapted by Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel & directed by @LukeJ_Sheppard. The premiere opens 3 Apr 2021 at @The_Churchill before touring.@AuthorDanBrown: ‘I’m excited to see the unique potential of live theatre enhance this story.’ https://t.co/KyZiOxLPUO pic.twitter.com/1KmAZsLpcT
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