Preview: The Da Vinci Code at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Preview: The Da Vinci Code at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

by Catherine Collins.

Epic stage thriller The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown’s blockbuster novel that captivated the world – arrives at Mayflower Theatre from 26 to 30 April.

Based on the best-selling novel of this century, with over 100 million copies sold, the world premiere stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code will unlock secrets and uncover the truth in the greatest thriller of the past 2,000 years.

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.

Coronation Street actor, Chris Harper, is to play Robert Langdon alongside Red Dwarf star, Danny John-Jules, as Sir Leigh Teabing, Hannah Rose Caton, who makes her stage debut as Sophie Neveu, and Joshua Lacey as Silas. The production is directed by Luke Sheppard, who also directed the award-winning West End musical & Juliet.

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).

“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,” says Dan Brown. “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.”

Tickets for The Da Vinci Code (26 – 30 April 2022) are on sale at or 02380 711811.

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