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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.

Quiz running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)
Categories: 
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By:
James Graham
Producer:
William Village, Playful Productions and Chichester Festival Theatre
Director:
Daniel Evans
Lighting:
Tim Lutkin
Sound:
Ben and Max Ringham
Design:
Robert Jones
Choreography:
Naomi Said
Cast list:
Gavin Spokes, Keir Charles, Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Stephanie Street, Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler and Sarah Woodward, Sharon Ballard
Other info:
Video Designer: Tim Reid
Quiz Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 31 March, 2018
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 10 April, 2018
Available from: 
Friday, 20 April, 2018
Closes: 
Saturday, 16 June, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 16 June, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
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Noel Coward Theatre

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85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
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Our Quiz Review

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... Read more

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James Graham interview - ‘Since Trump got elected, I’ve wanted to write a play about truth’
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

While on the face of it James Graham’s play Quiz is about gameshows and cheating, the playwright says he has been encouraged to write a play about truth since the election of Donald Trump.  Speaking before the opening of Quiz, which examines the Charles Ingram Millionaire scandal, Graham said: “I remember this story captivating me as an 18-year-old, so I was thrilled to dramatise this. But there was a niggle in my head ever since the Trump election and the referendum, the nature of truth changing is something I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time.” 

Stephanie Street interview - 'James Graham has a skill for turning the specific into the universal'
Thursday, April 5, 2018

This spring, James Graham is back in the West End following up his successes of last year – Ink and Labour of Love – with Quiz, his investigation into the Charles Ingram cheating scandal currently previewing at the Noel Coward Theatre. Back in 2003, Ingram was dubbed the ‘Coughing Major’ after he was accused of cheating his way to the top prize on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire by colluding with his wife and a fellow contestant. Graham’s play, which premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre, retells the story and examines the court case and scandal that followed.

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Cast announced for James Graham’s play Quiz in the West End
Thursday, January 25, 2018

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.

James Graham’s Quiz to transfer to the West End
Friday, December 1, 2017

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.

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