But even I had to admit to being a bit wary of how they were going to recreate Tom Hanks tearing across France and London at breakneck speed in the search for the holy grail in the Dan Brown novel-inspired blockbuster.
My concerns were soon allayed as this is a superb production with Nigel Harman, erstwhile EastEnders villain Dennis, ditching the menace to become ‘Harvard nerd’ and symbologist (religious icon specialist) Professor Robert Langdon, complete with impressive American accent to boot.
Hannah Rose Caton is excellent as his quest companion, French police cryptologist Sophie Neveu, and in between escaping the authorities and bad guys the two share some poignant and comical moments.Also providing a few laughs in between the intrigue is Danny John-Jules who conversely loses his US twang as Cat in Red Dwarf to adopt a stiff upper lip British accent as Langdon’s academic associate Professor Leigh Teabing.
A cast of just ten perform seamlessly with an amazing set and clever use of visuals and graphics to convey the codes, riddles and enigmas.
The Da Vinci Code runs in the Lyceum Theatre until Saturday 29 January.
Tickets can be booked through the Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000, or at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk