Picture Special: Rory Bremner and Charley Webb in Quiz, Playing Cardiff’s New Theatre

The thrilling and entertaining play Quiz is heading to Cardiff’s New Theatre this October.

In a shockingly shameless scam, popular TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was duped out of £1,000,000. Or was it? Revisiting the events surrounding the infamous Coughing Major scandal which engulfed the world’s most popular TV quiz show. The story remains a mystery and had over six million people glued to their screens in 2020 watching the ITV adaptation starring Michael Sheen, Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford.

Now, uncovering new evidence, it’s time to ask, the audience, to put fingers on keypads and answer the ultimate 50/50: guilty or not guilty?

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.

The new production images, currently on a UK Tour feature renowned comedian, Rory Bremner, as Chris Tarrant, and Emmerdale star Charley Webb, in her first professional stage role as Diana Ingram. Playing her on stage husband, Charles Ingram, is Lewis Reeves, who appeared in I May Destroy You and The Midwich Cuckoos, and TV star of hits including Northern Lights, Waterloo Road and most recently Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators, Mark Benton, will be taking on a number of roles in the production, including Judge Rivlin.

Joining them, and playing multiple roles, is Leo Wringer, who has had a prolific career on stage spanning over four decades, comedian and actress Sukh Ojla, whose recent screen credits include the streaming phenomenon Bridgerton and Marc Antolin whose stage career has seen him take on West End musicals and plays, most notably Little Shop of Horrors at Regent’s Park Theatre, for which he was Olivier nominated.

The cast is completed by Stefan Adegbola, Daniella Henry and Jay Taylor with Valerie Antwi, Dean Graham and Simon Victor as the ensemble.

Directed by Co-Artistic Director of The Royal Shakespeare Company, Daniel Evans and Seán Linnen with design by Robert Jones, and produced by Jonathan Church Theatre Productions, Wessex Grove and Gavin Kalin Productions, 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 Matilda James 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 plays Cardiff’s New Theatre from October 17 to 21. For ticket availability visit the New Theatre’s website.

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