Nigel Harman and Danny John-Jules are to lead the company of The Da Vinci Code on stage as the play will receive its world premiere when it begins its long-awaited tour in 2022.
Producer Simon Friend commented on the Da Vinci Code tour: "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.”
The stage version of The Da Vinci Code is based on Dan Brown’s 2003 blockbuster novel of the same name, which follows professor Robert Langdon, who alongside cryptologist Sophie Neveu finds himself in the middle of a huge conspiracy dating back to biblical times that can only be solved through deciphering a series of riddles found that had been hidden within the old and winding streets of Europe.
Taking the role of Robert Langdon will be the Olivier Award-winning actor Nigel Harman whose West End credits include 'Three Days of Rain' and 'Glengarry Glen Ross'. 'Death in Paradise' and 'Red Dwarf' star Danny John-Jules will play the role of Sir Leigh Teabing. The pair will be joined by Hannah Rose Caton as cryptologist Sophie Neveu.
The trio will star in performances of The Da Vinci Code from January 10th - April 26th. Further casting for future tour dates will be revealed in due course.
The Da Vinci Code has been adapted for the stage by Duncan Abel and Rachel Wagstaff. Luke Sheppard will direct the play, with lighting design by Lizzie Powell, scenic and costume design by David Woodhead, and sound design by max and Ben Ringham.
The Da Vinci Code will begin a UK tour in January 2022.