James Graham has a reputation for turning big, meaty topics into pieces of riveting theatre. In the last 12 months alone, he has tackled the formation of The Sun and Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Ink, told a 30 year history of the Labour party from a single constituency office in Labour of Love, and This House, his play about the 1974 General Election, is currently touring the UK. He takes the seemingly mundane, and creates powerfully entertaining plays. Read more
Following his hit plays Ink and Labour of Love, James Graham’s latest work Quiz opens at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2018.
Quiz takes an in-depth look at our love for a good TV quiz show, from Mastermind to The Price is Right, before telling the story of the infamous ‘coughing Major’ Charles Ingram, who cheated his way to the top prize on ITV quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
The play opened at Chichester Festival Theatre in November 2017 to positive reviews, and will be transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre from 31st March to 16th June.
Quiz is directed by Daniel Evans, artistic director at Chichester Festival Theatre, and it marks the theatre’s second West End transfer after Half a Sixpence.
The original Chichester production of Quiz starred Gavin Spokes as Charles Ingram and Keir Charles as the Millionaire host Chris Tarrant, and they will reprise their roles in the West End. The cast for Quiz also includes Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Stephanie Street, Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler and Sarah Woodward and Sharon Ballard.
Quiz is at the Noel Coward Theatre from 31st March to 16th June.
Quiz Tickets are on sale now.