Quiz is based on the infamous 2001 coughing scandal on Chris Tarrant’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, which saw contestant Charles Ingram cheat his way to the top of the much-loved quiz show. As he got closer to winning the elusive one million pounds, his wife Diana assisted in coughing to signal the correct and incorrect answers. But what were the consequences, and why did they do it? Graham’s play explores Britain’s bizarre love for a good gameshow.
Casting for the production includes original Chichester cast Gavin Spokes (Carousel, Guys and Dolls) as Charles Ingram, Keir Charles (The Lottery of Love, A Christmas Carol) as Chris Tarrant and Stephanie Street as Diana Ingram, alongside Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler, Sarah Woodward and Sharon Ballard.
Artistic Director of Chichester Daniel Evans directs, with recent hit shows including Show Boat, which transferred to the New London Theatre and Flowers for Mrs Harris. Creatives include choreographer Naomi Said and designer Robert Jones, with lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Ben and Max Ringham and video design by Tim Reid.
After an acclaimed pre-West End run, Quiz proves that James Graham is fast becoming one of London’s top playwrights. Quiz runs at the Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited season, playing from 31 March to 16 June 2018, with a press night on 10 April 2018.
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Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children