The Da Vinci Code Newcastle 2022: how to get tickets for the Theatre Royal show and how many dates is it on?

The stage adaptation of the best selling novel arrives in Newcastle this month

It has gone down in recent history as one of the greatest stories ever written, with the novel selling 100 million copies worldwide and being translated into over 50 different languages.

Now, Dan Brown’s classic ‘The Da Vinci Code’ has been turned into a stage show which promises to be as dramatic as it is gripping.

What is the Da Vinci Code about?

The story follows symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu who are pulled into a dramatic hunt for the truth.

A murder at the Lourve Museum in Paris causes the pair to become involved in a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene having had a child together.

A daring chase ensues across cities around Europe, which involves betrayal, murder and suspense.

They must decipher the code to find out one of history’s greatest secrets before it is lost forever.

It is a chase which eventually leads Langdon to finding what is believed to be the location of the Holy Grail.

The stage adaption of The Da Vinci Code (Credit: Johan Persson)The stage adaption of The Da Vinci Code (Credit: Johan Persson)
The stage adaption of The Da Vinci Code (Credit: Johan Persson)

Who is in the stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code?

The central characters of the story are played by faces familiar to British TV and film.

Nigel Harman, who has appeared in shows including EastEnders and Hotel Babylon, takes up the role of Robert Langdon.

Cryptologist Sophie Neveu, who is tasked with solving the cryptic clues alongside Langdon, will be played by Hannah Rose Caton.

One of Hannah’s most recognisable roles was in the 2014 film ‘The Falling’ alongside Maxine Peake and Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams.

Sir Leigh Teabing, who offers support throughout the journey to Langdon and Neveu, is to be played by family favourite and star of Red Dwarf Danny John-Jules.

When is the show on at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle?

The stage show of the classic thriller novel is set or five days of shows in Newcastle. It is due to open on Tuesday, 12 April and run until Saturday, 16 April.

Each day will have an evening show that begins at 7.30pm and there will be a 2pm afternoon matinee on Wednesday 13 April and a 2.30pm matinee on 16 April.

The show has a running time of approximately two hours, and this includes an interval.

The show is also recommended for audiences aged 12 years and over and contains strobes, flashing lights, smoke and haze.

Can I get tickets for the shows?

Tickets are on sale through the official Newcastle Theatre Royal website for all seven of the performances of The Da Vinci Code.

Prices start at £15 and are available for prices upwards of £49. Tickets are available in the stalls, Grand Circle and Upper Circle of the theatre.

You can pick your seats for the upcoming shows through the Theatre Royal’s official website 

What has Dan Brown said about the stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code?

Ahead of the world premier stage adaptation, The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown talked of his excitement of seeing his work turned into a live theatre show.

He said: “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.”