The Da Vinci Code to be adapted for the stage

Da Vinci CodeDan Brown’s bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code, will be adapted for the stage.

According to a report by WhatsOnStage, the production will open its tour at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on April 3, 2021. Writers Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel will be adapting the novel for the theater and the production will be directed by Luke Sheppard. Designer David Woodhead and video designer Andrzej Goulding also form part of the creative team. The cast has not yet been revealed.

After Bromley, the production will be visiting Hull, Oxford, Guildford, Bath, Cheltenham, Newcastle, Richmond, Southampton, Coventry, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff, Norwich, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, Wolverhampton, Plymouth, Shrewsbury, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leicester, Brighton, Birmingham, Woking, Dartford, Northampton, Salford and Malvern.

The 2003 novel centers on the adventures of Robert Langdon, a professor of religious symbology from Harvard University, who finds himself involved in a murder case that leads to  clues in Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting about the location of the Holy Grail and a possible descendant of Christ. This is the second in the Robert Langdon book series which is currently comprised of five novels about the professor’s adventures.

The Da Vinci Code was adapted into a film in 2006 directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks as Langdon. It was the first in the series of film adaptations of the Langdon novels, followed by Angels and Demons in 2009 and Inferno in 2016.

Brown shared his excitement about the project in a statement, saying:

“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.”

Watch this space for more updates on the stage version of The Da Vinci Code.