Quiz at Noel Coward Theatre tickets
Quiz at Noel Coward Theatre tickets

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Overview

James Graham’s smash-hit, critically acclaimed new play Quiz transfers to the West End, after a five-star run at Chichester Festival Theatre. Following Graham’s recent London successes, which have included Ink and Labour of Love, Quiz is a brand new style of show, which sees a gameshow-meet-theatre concept introduced.

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.

Recommended for

Fans of James Graham’s work, including the recent Labour of Love and Ink, will be thrilled by this latest venture, which looks at one of the biggest news stories in recent years.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 31 Mar 2018
Press night: 10 Apr 2018
Booking from: 24 Apr 2018
Booking until: 16 Jun 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Wednesday 25 Apr 20182:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 26 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Friday 27 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 28 Apr 20182:30pm7:30pm
Monday 30 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 01 May 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 02 May 20182:30pm--

Location and map

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4AU

33 Reviews Add review

I was massively intrigued by this show, which seems to have garnered a lot of acclaim. Typical to James Graham, there's lots of po... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 135 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I was massively intrigued by this show, which seems to have garnered a lot of acclaim. Typical to James Graham, there's lots of politics peppered throughout, but it's an interesting enough true story and I loved the use of physical theatre, metatheatre and interactive theatre. Seemed like there were a lot of ideas floating around, and Graham and Daniel Evans decided to whack them all into one show. I only wish they had used some of the real footage (which makes it very clear as to why they thought he was cheating). But it's more about mob mentality and how you can manipulate an audience. Very enjoyable. Think it would have been more enjoyable had the theatre been fuller.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 135 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This was a very interesting concept for a play - to focus on the infamous coughing scandal of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' in S... More

joc78 5"4, 238 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This was a very interesting concept for a play - to focus on the infamous coughing scandal of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' in Sept 2001 when Major Charles Ingram cheated his way to win a million pounds.....or did he? This throws up the arguments for and against and is very interesting. I like the interactive aspect whereby as audience members you partake in their own version of a pub quiz and are also the audience in the 'ask the audience' section. You also get to vote at the interval and at the end as to whether you find the defendant guilty. The actor playing Chris Tarrant is just excellent at portraying him. He gets his mannerisms down to a tee!

joc78 5"4, 238 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I thought this show was OK. I thought the staging was pretty good, and the story was interesting (I remember the event happening ... More

jamesatwill 178, 94 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I thought this show was OK. I thought the staging was pretty good, and the story was interesting (I remember the event happening at the time, but there was a lot of the story I didn't know). The guy playing Chris Tarrant was absolutely perfect for the part, his mannerisms were uncanny. I thought the pub quiz was a bit unnecessary, though the use of the voting pads at the seats was clever - I liked being able to see how other audiences voted.

jamesatwill 178, 94 reviews, 4 helpful votes

The show was great fun and interesting, and it made a wider point about trial by media as well. It created a great atmosphere in t... More

emilydiver 5"0, 184 reviews, 14 helpful votes

The show was great fun and interesting, and it made a wider point about trial by media as well. It created a great atmosphere in the theatre and created a novel piece of work.

emilydiver 5"0, 184 reviews, 14 helpful votes

Brilliant show! some parts set out like a tv production rather than a theatre show and some good audience interaction. All of the ... More

edwoz 5'10", 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant show! some parts set out like a tv production rather than a theatre show and some good audience interaction. All of the acting was great (Chris Tarrant in particular was excellent); very funny and not a dull moment. An interesting perspective of the real life case. I highly recommend this show!

edwoz 5'10", 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

We enjoyed the show - it was an unusual format but worked well. I found it interesting and thought provoking but personally didn'... More

djw23 5' 2", 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

We enjoyed the show - it was an unusual format but worked well. I found it interesting and thought provoking but personally didn't find it particularly funny, despite reviews saying it was hilarious etc (but perhaps that's just me!).

djw23 5' 2", 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

christierney777 5"9, 138 reviews, 1 helpful vote

christierney777 5"9, 138 reviews, 1 helpful vote

rhiev 5' 6", 171 reviews, 12 helpful votes

rhiev 5' 6", 171 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Hugely interactive show and great fun. Very thought-provoking.

markdunford 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Hugely interactive show and great fun. Very thought-provoking.

markdunford 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes