The Da Vinci Code Review

Southampton Mayflower – until 30th April 2022

Reviewed by Lucy Hitchcock


Credit: Johan Persson

Dan Brown’s critically acclaimed The Da Vinci Code hits the stage and it is definitely one to watch.

We follow Dr Robert Langdon ( Christopher Harper) and Sophie Neveu (Hannah Rose Caton) as they try to uncover clues and riddles to unearth the long lost secrets that lead to the answer of the Holy Grail. Along with Sir Leigh Teabing (Danny John-Jules) and his butler Remy (Alisdair Buchan)they scour the streets of Europe to piece this puzzle together! Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, this piece lends itself beautifully to the stage and with direction from Luke Sheppard, it is a fast paced murder mystery like no other!

This limited cast were superb and showed great rapport on stage, as well as enticing and shocking the audiences with all of the revelations that are made during the course of the play. Chris Harper and Hannah Rose Caton as Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu were brilliant, with such emotion and suspense that had the audience teetering on their seats to find out the next clue. They were both heart warming and inviting and made the audience believe this was their first time opening these clues-a brilliant duo. Josh Lacey as Silas, the murderous monk, was outstanding. His unhinged and unpredictable character was played to perfection.

Having never read the book or seen the film, this was a first for me and it was exhilarating to follow along and manage to click the clues into place myself. This is the perfect show for an avid Dan Brown fan and equally so for a novice-the story is beautifully told and is so easy to follow.

So, will you join Robert and Sophie and help to crack The Da Vinci Code?