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

Dates and times

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

Location and map

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4AU

79 Reviews Add review

The place is completely decked out like a TV studio, screens to each side and at the rear of the stage, the set lit up as if for a... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 50 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The play is an interactive, but not immersive look at what happened. The issue is that interactive element seems to be an inconven... More

braintree 155cm, 53 reviews, 5 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 po... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 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, 277 reviews, 4 helpful votes

giovannim 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Clever and thought provoking. This was my first introduction to James Graham and I now cannot wait to see what he brings to us nex... More

sarahwells1 5”4, 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

taylorfarrow 164cm, 90 reviews, 2 helpful votes

A fascinating, funny and interactive play. I really enjoyed this - saw it towards the end of its run and regret not seeing it earl... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 65 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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, 115 reviews, 7 helpful votes