- A) The world premiere of a new play by acclaimed writer James Graham?
- B) A provocative re-examination of the conviction of Charles Ingram, ‘the coughing Major’, for cheating, following his appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
- C) A hilarious celebration of the great tradition of the British quiz show?
- D) A razor-sharp analysis of the 21st century’s dangerous new attitude to truth and lies?
Answer: You decide.
Quiz, a new play by James Graham, will premiere at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre, directed by Daniel Evans and running from 3 November to 9 December 2017, with a press night on 10 November.
The ensemble cast is Nadia Albina, Paul Bazely, Keir Charles, Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Gavin Spokes (Charles Ingram), Stephanie Street (Diana Ingram), Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler and Sarah Woodward.
Quiz will be designed by Robert Jones, with lighting by Tim Lutkin, music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham, video by Tim Reid and movement by Naomi Said.
James Graham’s This House transferred to the West End following sell-out runs during Chichester’s Festival 2016 and at the National Theatre. His work for theatre, film and television in the UK and US includes Labour of Love for Headlong/West End, Ink for the Almeida Theatre & West End, The Vote and Privacy for the Donmar Warehouse, Finding Neverland on Broadway, Coalition for Channel 4 and the screenplay X+Y.
Gavin Spokes’ many theatre credits include Against (Almeida), Carousel (ENO), Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre), Nineteen Eighty Four (Headlong/West End) and Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors (NT/West End/UK tour).
Stephanie Street’s theatre work includes Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Nightwatchman (Whatsonstage Awards nomination for Best Solo Performance) for the National Theatre, and many appearances for the Royal Court, Out of Joint and The Bush Theatre.
Daniel Evans is Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, where he directed Forty Years On and Fiddler On The Roof earlier in Festival 2017. His productions also include David Mamet’s American Buffalo in the West End, and Lucy Prebble’s The Effect and David Hare’s Racing Demon at Sheffield Theatres.