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Preview: The Da Vinci Code at Newcastle Theatre Royal


Can You Crack The Code?

Best-selling novel takes to the Theatre Royal Stage


The Da Vinci Code

Newcastle Theatre Royal

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 April 2022

The first ever stage adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller, The Da Vinci Code comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal this week starring TV favourites Nigel Harman as Robert Langdon and Danny John-Jules as Sir Leigh Teabing.

They will be joined by Hannah Rose Caton as Sophie Neveu and Joshua Lacy as Silas. 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).

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Da Vinci Code tells the thrilling tale of the curator of the Louvre, who has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. The story 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.

Nigel Harman played Dennis Rickman in EastEnders from 2003-2005.  His other TV work includes Downton Abbey, Miss Marple – The Mirror Crack’d, Hotel Babylon, Lark Rise to Candleford and City of Vice.  His theatre credits include Glengarry Glen RossI Can’t Sing at the Palladium, Shrek – The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (for which he won an Olivier Award), Three Days of Rain co-starring with James McAvoy, True West at Sheffield Crucible, Guys and Dolls at the Donmar and Piccadilly Theatres,  Mamma Mia in the West End, Damn Yankees at the Adelphi and The Who’s Tommy at the Shaftesbury.  Nigel’s film work includes Patience, Telstar and Blood Diamond and he also directed Big Fish at the Other Palace, starring Kelsey Grammar and a UK tour of Shrek the Musical

Danny John-Jules is probably best known for his role as Cat in Red Dwarf and has appeared in every episode of the 13 series. He also made the character of Dwayne Myers in BBC’s hit series, Death in Paradise, his own. Danny has also appeared in many other film and TV roles across his 40 year career as an actor.Danny has appeared in Barnum at the London Palladium, Cats at the New London Theatre and Time at the Dominion Theatre. He created the role of ‘Rocky 1’ in Starlight Express at the Apollo, Victoria, and was Dink in the first West End production of Carmen Jones at the Old Vic Theatre for director Simon Callow and musical director Henry Lewis.


Hannah Rose Caton makes her UK theatre debut in The Da Vinci Code and is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division. Her theatre credits (off Broadway and in theatres across the US) include: Mrs. Christie at Vermont Theatre Festival, An Octoroon for Chautauqua Theatre Company and Hay Fever for West Fulton Theatre. Her TV and films include: The Falling, Last Knights and Wizards vs Aliens. 

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).  Director Luke Sheppard, who most recently directed the acclaimed new West End musical, & Juliet and What’s New Pussycat at Birmingham Rep is joined on the creative team by Set and Costume Designer David Woodhead, Video Designer Andrzej Goulding, Composition and Sound Design team, Ben and Max Ringham, Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell and Casting Director Stuart Burt CDG.

Photos: Johan Persson


The Da Vinci Code plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 April 2022. Tickets are priced from £15.00 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.

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