Casting has been revealed for the West End transfer of James Graham’s new play Quiz, opening at the Noël Coward Theatre from 10 April to 16 June 2018, with previews from 31 March. 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.
Also announced today, there will be a limited number of onstage seats across the run. For the previews, these will be priced at just £15.
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).
Sharon Ballard’s theatre work includes Sleeping Beauty (Hackney Empire), All Bob’s Women (Arts Theatre) and Godspell (UK tour).
Keir Charles plays Chris Tarrant. For theatre, his work includes The Lottery of Love (Orange Tree Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Noël 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).
Greg Haiste’s theatre work includes Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate), Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe and Apollo Theatre), Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe), The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rose Theatre Kingston). Starfish.
Mark Meadows’ theatre work includes 5/11, King Lear, Six Pictures of Lee Miller (Chichester Festival Theatre, Tartuffe (Tobacco Factory), Flowers for Mrs Harris, High Society (Sheffield Theatres) and Urinetown (St James Theatre and Apollo Theatre).
Henry Pettigrew’s theatre work includes The Effect, Straight (Sheffield Theatres), Pitcairn (Chichester Festival Theatre/ Shakespeare’s Globe/Out of Joint), The Master and Margarita (Complicité), Anna Christie (Donmar Warehouse), Hamlet (Donmar West End), Beautiful Burnout (Frantic Assembly), Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland) and Troilus and Cressida (RSC).
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).
Stephanie Street plays Diana Ingram. Her theatre credits include Behind the Beautiful Forevers, King James Bible: Gospel According to John, Nightwatchmen (National Theatre), Constellations (Singapore Repertory Theatre), Shades (Royal Court Theatre), The Big Fellah, Mixed Up North (Out of Joint) and Sisters which she also wrote (Sheffield Theatres).
Jay Villiers’ theatre work includes Arcadia, The Admiral Crichton, Mansfield Park (Chichester Festival Theatre), Skylight (Theatr Clwyd), The Winslow Boy (The Old Vic), In Praise of Love (Royal and Derngate), Betrayal (Bristol Old Vic), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It (Renaissance); and Ting Tang Mine, Fathers and Sons and Six Characters in Search of an Author (National Theatre).
Lizzie Winkler’s theatre work includes Hobson’s Choice (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Suicide, Frankenstein, The Power of Yes, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Major Barbara, A Matter of Life and Death, The Man of Mode (National Theatre), Rebecca (Kneehigh), Boeing-Boeing (Sheffield Theatres) and The County Wife (Royal Exchange Manchester).
Sarah Woodward’s work for Chichester Festival Theatre includes London Assurance and This House (also West End). Her other theatre work includes Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe and Apollo Theatre), Richard II, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre), Bracken Moor (Tricycle Theatre), Love and Information, Jumpy, Presence, Built on Sand (Royal Court Theatre), The Cherry Orchard, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Present Laughter, Wild Oats, The Sea (National Theatre), Judgement Day, Rape of Lucrece (Almeida Theatre), Rookery Nook (Menier Chocolate Factory), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Playhouse Theatre), The Real Thing (Donmar Warehouse, West End and Broadway) and Tom and Clem (Aldwych Theatre).