Charley Becomes “Cunning Accomplice” in Quiz Scandal at Cardiff’s New Theatre!

Step into the world of intrigue and scandal as Quiz, the critically acclaimed play that captivated audiences with Rory Bremner’s performance as Chris Tarrant, welcomes an exciting new cast to the spotlight!

Joining the cast is Emmerdale star, Charley Webb, who makes her professional stage debut, leaving the beloved Dingle family drama behind and stepping into the shoes of the cunning accomplice, Diana Ingram. 

As well as Webb is the multi-talented Lewis Reeves, from I May Destroy You. In Quiz, he’ll take on the captivating role of ‘The Coughing Major’ Charles Ingram, putting his skills to the test in this high-stakes drama.

Meanwhile, much-loved TV star, Mark Benton steps into the role of Judge Rivlin, amongst other captivating characters. The stage will come alive with the incredible talents of Leo Wringer and the hilarious Sukh Ojla. And let’s not forget Marc Antolin, also playing multiple roles.

In a world where truth and deception intertwine, the captivating tale of Quiz takes centre stage once more, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in the thrilling and entertaining ride through the infamous Coughing Major scandal. This shocking and shameless scam that supposedly duped Who Wants to Be a Millionaire out of £1,000,000 had the world on the edge of their seats. But as the story unfolds, the line between guilt and innocence becomes blurred, leaving the audience to decide the ultimate 50/50: guilty or not guilty?

Directed by the Co-Artistic Director of The Royal Shakespeare Company, Daniel Evans, and Seán Linnen, with design by Robert Jones, the production promises to be a visual and theatrical feast. With the backing of Jonathan Church Theatre Productions, Wessex Grove, and Gavin Kalin Productions, the collaboration ensures a captivating experience for theatre enthusiasts across the country.

Rory Bremner will star as Chris Tarrant in Quiz at Cardiff’s New Theatre

The gripping narrative, brought to life by a stellar ensemble cast, explores the events that unfolded following an episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 2001. As the audience is taken on a rollercoaster of emotions, they are reminded that Quiz is a fictional imagination based on real events, and any connection to the makers of the programme or individuals portrayed is purely coincidental.

Lighting by Ryan Day, composition and sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, and video by Tim Reid further elevate the production, immersing the audience in a multi-sensory theatrical experience. Casting by Matilda James CDG ensures that the characters come to life with authenticity and depth, adding to the overall intrigue of the play.

Quiz runs at Cardiff’s New Theatre from the 17th-21st of October 2023. For ticket availability visit:

Published by Thomas Howells

The doctor said I should be in hospital for all the blood I was losing, but instead I went to drama practice

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