Quiz
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THE MAJOR COUGHING MILLIONAIRE SCANDAL

Following a sold out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Quiz - the sensational new comedy from 'this country's political playwright par excellence' (Evening Standard), James Graham (This House, Ink, Labour of Love) - transfers to the West End for a limited 12-week run at the Noel Coward Theatre.

A provocative re-examination of the case against Charles Ingram, the 'coughing Major', for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Quiz 'highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today' (Sunday Times).

Quiz is a fictional imagination based on real events which took place in 2001 following an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? It is not in any way connected with the makers of the programme or any of the individuals portrayed.
'James Graham hits the jackpot again. Phone a friend and go.'
DAILY TELEGRAPH

'A sparkling new play: it's a major coughing hit!'
MAIL ON SUNDAY

'The coughing major's tale is a fascinating watch'
TIMES

'Full of kaleidoscopic razzmatazz'
THE GUARDIAN

'Characteristically intelligent and twistily playful'
LIBBY PURVES
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR JAMES GRAHAM'S PLAY QUIZ (30 JANUARY 2018)

Casting is announced today for James Graham's 'sparkling new play', Quiz, which transfers to the Noel Coward Theatre. Following the success of Ink and Labour of Love, Quiz completes a hat-trick of productions in the West End for Graham in less than a year. Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, Daniel Evans, directs Keir Charles, Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Gavin Spokes, Stephanie Street, Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler and Sarah Woodward who reprise their roles from the run at Chichester Festival Theatre. They are joined by Sharon Ballard.

Keir Charles plays Chris Tarrant. For theatre, his work includes The Lottery of Love (Orange Tree Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Noel Coward Theatre), Arden of Faversham, The Roaring Girl, The White Devil, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes (RSC), Mydidae (Trafalgar Studios and Soho Theatre), The Winter's Tale (Sheffield Theatres) and Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness (Royal Court Theatre). For television, his work includes The Moorside, HG Wells War With the World, Green Wing, Peep Show and Attachments; and for film, Kursk and Love Actually.

Gavin Spokes plays Charles Ingram. His theatre work includes Against (Almeida Theatre), Carousel (ENO), Guys and Dolls (Phoenix Theatre - Olivier Award nomination), One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre, West End and UK tour), 1984 (Almeida Theatre, Playhouse Theatre and UK tour) and The Wind in the Willows (Royal and Derngate). For television his work includes Man Down, Will, Utopia and Obsession.

A provocative re-examination of the case against Charles Ingram, the 'coughing Major', for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Quiz 'highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today' (Sunday Times). Quiz opens on 10 April 2018, with previews from 31 March, and runs for a strictly limited London season until 16 June.



JAMES GRAHAM'S NEW PLAY QUIZ FOLLOWS LABOUR OF LOVE AND INK INTO THE WEST END (8 DECEMBER 2017)

With Labour of Love and Ink currently running in the West End, James Graham achieves a hat-trick as his sell-out 'major coughing hit', Quiz, transfers to London's Noel Coward Theatre in March.

A provocative re-examination of the conviction of Charles Ingram for cheating on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Quiz "highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today." (Sunday Times). Quiz, which premiered last month at Chichester Festival Theatre, will have a strictly limited London season from 31 March to 16 June 2018.

James Graham commented:
"Being given the chance to share Quiz with more people - and with the opportunity to develop and push our gameshow-meets-theatre concept even further - is beyond exciting for all of us.

"I would never have imagined years ago I'd get a chance to put any of my new plays into the West End. So to be able to return so quickly to the Noel Coward - which has been the happiest of homes for Labour of Love - feels surprising, and properly humbling to have the trust, belief, and support in the show from our producers, the amazing Daniel Evans, and the team of actors and creators who help me tell this gobsmacking story of the so-called Coughing Major and the most successful game show of all time."

Daniel Evans added: "It's been an enormous privilege to have presented James Graham's Quiz as part of our inaugural season at Chichester. James is an exceptional writer with a knack for examining our recent history through an alternative lens. We're thrilled to be able to revisit the production for the West End, and share Chichester's work with a wider audience."







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Type of production: Play

Opened: 31 March 2018

Booking until: 16 June 2018

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £20.00 - £165.00

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