Last Updated on 24th January 2023
James Graham’s smash-hit play Quiz is to tour UK Theatres starring Rory Bremner as Chris Tarrant. Quiz UK Tour tickets are now on sale.
Quiz UK Tour starring Rory Bremner
James Graham’s smash-hit play Quiz is to tour the UK starring Rory Bremner as Chris Tarrant. Following an acclaimed season in the West End the Quiz UK Tour tickets are on sale now.
Quiz the play was nominated for two Olivier Awards including Best New Comedy, James Graham’s smash hit play, Quiz, transferred to London’s West End with sensational reviews in 2018, following a sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre. And in 2020, millions tuned in to see the three-part ITV adaptation starring Michael Sheen, Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford.
WHAT IS QUIZ THE PLAY ABOUT?
The production explores the real-life story of Charles Ingram, aka the Coughing Major, who conned the world’s most popular TV quiz show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire out of £1,000,000. Or did he?
WATCH THE QUIZ UK TOUR TEASER VIDEO
QUIZ UK TOUR STARS RORY BREMNER
Rory is ‘a one-man opposition party’ (Daily Telegraph). As a mimic, he’s provided definitive impersonations of PMs and Presidents from Major, Blair, Cameron and Brown, to Clinton, Bush and Trump. As himself, he’s been a presenter, writer, quiz-show host, actor, translator and even (briefly) ballroom dancer (Strictly Come Dancing, 2011).
Rory Bremner says “I’m very excited about this; not just the challenge of playing Chris Tarrant in long form but bringing the scandal that really caught the public’s imagination to a live audience every night. What really happened? The jury’s out- and this time it’s you!
I didn’t have to phone-a-friend. It wasn’t even 50/50. This was a role I had to take on, with A: a brilliant director; B: a terrific script; C: a different audience live each night; and D: a story that divides opinion to this day. Final answer? Ask the audience!”
QUIZ TOUR CREATIVE TEAM
Quiz is directed by Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre,Daniel Evans and Seán Linnen with design by Robert Jones, and produced by Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Wessex Grove, by arrangement with William Village. Lighting by Ryan Day, composition and sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, with video by Tim Reid and casting by Ginny Schiller CDG
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. The television programme Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is produced by 2waytraffic.
Quiz UK Tour Dates
Chichester Festival Theatre
22 – 30 September 2023
Newcastle Theatre Royal
3 – 7 October 2023
King’s Theatre Glasgow
10 – 14 October 2023
New Theatre Cardiff
17 – 21 October 2023
Lowry Theatre Salford
24 -28 October 2023
Theatre Royal Norwich
31 October – 4 November 2023
Churchill Theatre Bromley
6 – 11 November 2023
Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
14 – 18 November 2023
Theatre Royal Bath
20 – 25 November 2023
Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
28 November – 2 December 2023