James Graham's latest play is a provocative re-examination of the case against Charles Ingram, also known as the ‘coughing Major’, for cheating on the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2001. 

Quiz ‘highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today’ (Sunday Times).

Following the success of INK and Labour of Love, Quiz completes Graham's remarkable series of West End productions in less than a year, in succession of his previous critically acclaimed plays This House (National Theatre, 2012), Privacy and The Vote (Donmar Warehouse, 2014, 2015). He is know for his insights into the dynamics of politics and sharp sense of humour.

Chichester Festival Theatre Artistic Director Daniel Evans directs the cast of Keir Charles, Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Gavin Spokes, Stephanie Street, Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler, and Sarah Woodward, all of whom reprise their roles from the original Chichester run. They are joined by Sharon Ballard.

Book tickets now for its limited 12 week run at the Noël Coward Theatre! Opens April 2018.

Good To Know

Captioned/Audio Described Performances

Captioned                           Thursday 17th May                 

Audio Described               Saturday 5th May, Matinee

*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.


Noel Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martins Lane London WC2N 4AU

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Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking. 

How Does It Work

Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance. 

Where Do I Go

85-88 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4AP

Critic Reviews

4.0(3 reviews)
  • The Telegraph

    Apr 12, 2018

    a fun-filled anatomy of how hooked people can get on TV game-shows when the prize is right... even if you’re sitting up in the dress-circle you feel included, goaded, teased.'

  • The Independent

    Apr 12, 2018

    With its mix of populism, personal tragedy, politics, and even a pub quiz, this is sure to be another hit for a playwright on a roll'

  • The Times

    Apr 12, 2018

    James Graham’s portrayal of the ‘coughing major’ scandal is a whirling, neon wonder that makes for utterly compulsive viewing'


4.4(50 reviews)
  • Mandi

    Jun 18, 2018

    Very funny and informative about television quiz shows generally and the Who wants to be a Millionaire scandal in particular. Just enough audience participation to be fun but not uncomfortable. Wonderful performances. Shame it finished Saturday 16th

  • Gel

    Jun 16, 2018

    Great fun. still not sure if they did or didn’t do it? Love every play I have seen by this man. Thankyou.

  • Kirsten

    Jun 16, 2018

    I booked for this at the last minute as a tourist not knowing much about the play (or the scandal to be honest). The writing was clever, the production brilliant and the overall theatre experience top notch.

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