Stage Play

The Da Vinci Code

Stage Play




Duncan Abel

Duncan Abel co-adapted the multi-award winning stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code (2022), which toured the UK before its American Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse (2023). His co-adaptation of The Girl on the Train (2018) transferred to the West End following a successful UK tour and has been performed internationally. He has written for BBC Radio Drama and Sing London. Duncan’s short fiction has appeared in numerous literary anthologies, most recently Comma Press. 

Rachel Wagstaff

Rachel wrote the book for multi-award winning musical, Flowers for Mrs Harris, which transferred to Chichester Festival Theatre after premiering at the Sheffield Crucible. The original production won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical and the London premiere at Riverside Studios won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production in 2024. Her award-winning adaptation of Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks, premiered in the West End, directed by Trevor Nunn. It has since enjoyed four UK tours and an award-winning online release in lockdown with the Original Theatre company. For Agatha Christie Ltd., she adapted The Mirror Crack’d, which recently toured the UK in a new production by Original Theatre, after its UK premiere at Salisbury Playhouse, followed by a UK tour. The play has also been performed at NCPA in Mumbai; and in Shanghai.  Her musical Moonshadow, co-written with Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), played at the Royal Albert Hall and the Princess Theatre in Melbourne. Rachel wrote the book for original musical Only The Brave, which opened at the Wales Millennium Centre. With Duncan Abel, Rachel adapted Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, which toured the UK in 2021, and made its US premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse in 2023 in a multi-award winning production; and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, which had a record-breaking UK tour and West End run in 2019 and is now performed across the world. For radio, Rachel adapted Sebastian Faulks’ novel The Girl at the Lion d’Or as a five-part series and, with Duncan Abel, wrote When I Lost You, both for Radio 4.