Quiz is a thought-provoking piece of theatre that will really make you question what you perceive to be the truth.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Lizzie Winkler plays a variety of roles in Quiz at the Noel Coward Theatre, an immersive experience which examines the conviction of ‘the coughing Major’ in Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Quiz transfers to the Noel Coward from Chichester Festival Theatre’s increasingly successful and relatively small Minerva Theatre. Sadly, there is a sense that something is lost in the upscale.
James Graham’s engaging play is transformed into a highly entertaining production by Daniel Evans, placing the ideas of entertainment and justice under the spotlight.
It’s been a golden week for James Graham, British theatre’s wonder boy. After winning an Olivier Award for his comedy, Labour of Love, he now has another show in the West End, this time a transfer from the Chichester Theatre, where it premiered last November.
In Quiz James Graham’s serious points emerge clearer too: the rise of “emo-tainment”, the class-conscious manipulation of the masses for profit, and above all the age of nosey, lipsmacking knee-jerk judgment of strangers:
As Quiz transfers to the West End, James Graham’s insightful reflections on crucial moments in post-war history have fast become a vital resource in understanding who we are.
Sarah Woodward spoke to Love London Love Culture about her own quizzing ability and being part of Quiz at the Noel Coward Theatre (31 March to 16 June 2018).
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.
Much of my ‘touring’ has been concentrated in Bristol and Chichester; there are a few other UK venues to add to the list, as well as some from my week in New York, of course.
Naturally, facing what felt like a significant and unbreachable rift, instability and economic downturn was the likely outcome, which for the arts, could only mean one thing – cultural depletion – as audience seek safety in comfort and nostalgia.
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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 Noël Coward Theatre in March.
It’s a layered story that opens with a pub quiz, setting the scene for the world of obsessive competition fanatics, laying a direct trail from that bar to the gameshow hot-seat.
James Graham has turned his attention to national greed and our addiction to TV game shows for his latest factional stage play, Quiz, which opened last night on the Minerva stage at Chichester Festival Theatre.
“We in this country,” says the red judge grandly, “Do not have trial by media or by mobs”. Hmm. Tell that to anyone now staring confusedly at the wreckage of reputation and career because an employer’s took instant fright at a Twitterstorm.
Gavin Spokes stars as Charles Ingram, ‘the coughing major’, in James Graham’s new play Quiz, based on Ingram’s famous cheat on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Full cast is announced for the Chichester premiere.
Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley announce Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2017 summer festival season – the first under their leadership as Artistic Director and Executive Director. Highlights include: Chichester’s Festival 2017 embraces classic and contemporary plays and musicals, with headline actors including Sharon D. Clarke, Omid Djalili, Marcia Gay Harden, Ian McKellen, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Brian J. Smith and Richard Wilson New …