Higashigawa Tokuya’s bestselling mystery novel “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de” is getting its first stage adaptation this summer. The main cast will feature singer/actor DAIGO (34), model Nishiyama Maki (26), and WaT member Wentz Eiji (26).
“Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de” has so far had two books released, selling more than 2.75 million copies combined. Last year, it was turned into a television drama series on Fuji TV that reached ratings as high as 18.1%. The drama starred Arashi’s Sakurai Sho (30) as the sharp-tongued butler Kageyama and Kitagawa Keiko (25) as Hosho Reiko, the daughter of a wealthy family who works as a novice police detective. Although Reiko’s deductive skills as a detective are lacking, Kageyama helps her solve her cases as she tells him details while he serves her dinner.
For the stage version, DAIGO will take on the role of the butler Kageyama, and Nishiyama will play Reiko. Wentz will play Nishiyama’s superior at the police station.
Actor Murakami Hiroki (38) of the acting troupe Sessya Munieru will serve as director and writer. Performances will be held in Tokyo at the Galaxy Theatre in Tennozu from August 31 to September 9.