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The Da Vinci Code

TUE 05 APR TO SAT 09 APR 2022

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm

Running time (approx.): 2 hours 25 minutes (includes interval)

Age: 12+

KING’S THEATRE

BOX OFFICE: 0131 529 6000

The Da Vinci Code

The blockbuster story that captivated the world is now an epic stage thriller.

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, played by Television favourite Nigel Harman (EastEnders, Hotel Babylon) and fellow cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Hannah Rose Caton) attempt to solve the riddles, leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history. With guidance from teacher and friend Sir Leigh Teabing, played by family favourite Danny JohnJules (Red Dwarf, Death in Paradise), Langdon and Neveu embark on a breathless race through the streets of Europe. The pair must decipher the labyrinthine code before a shocking historical secret is lost forever.

Based on the best-selling novel of this century, with over 100 million copies sold, unlock the secrets of The Da Vinci Code in the world premiere stage adaptation of the international phenomenon and uncover the truth in the greatest thriller of the past 2000 years.

“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.” Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code Review
Three Stars

Having been, it seems one of the few people who haven’t read the book or watched the movie. I went in not knowing the story. I found it interesting and it did hold my attention. However, I felt like the whole story was given to me in one long breath. The performance had no alternating pulse, it was all the same beat and feeling. With well-perfomed dialogue-heavy scenes, I personally felt it just needed something more. The bland colour of the costumes and set seemed to capture the overall feeling of the performance.

Particularly good performances came from Danny John-Jules ( Red Dwarf, Death In Paradise) and Joshua Lacey (The Crown, Wicked). They had a great stage presence and they both captured the attention of the audience. 

I think if you have read the book then it would be interesting for you to go to the performance and compare the two. 

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