Casting has been announced for James Graham’s latest play to be staged in the West End, Quiz. The play, which initially ran in Chichester last year, explores Britain’s love affair with the game show format, and focusses on Charles Ingram’s cheating scandal on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? in 2001. Gavin Spokes and Keir Charles reprise their roles as Ingram and Chris Tarrant respectively from the Chichester production, as do Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Stephanie Street, Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler and Sarah Woodward. They will be joined by Sharon Ballard.
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.
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James Graham’s play Quiz is due to transfer to London’s West End following its world premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre. Graham’s play is about the Charles Ingram scandal of 2001, where he conspired to cheat his way to the top prize of the ITV game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Quiz will run at the Noel Coward Theatre from 31st March to 16th June, with an official opening night on 10th April.