Casting announced for James Graham’s new play Quiz

James Graham

Quiz, a new play by James Graham, will premiere at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre, directed by Daniel Evans and running from 3 November – 9 December, with a press night on 10 November.

The ensemble cast is Nadia Albina, Paul Bazely, Keir Charles, Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Gavin Spokes (Charles Ingram), Stephanie Street (Diana Ingram), Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler and Sarah Woodward.

Is Quiz:

  1. A) The world premiere of a new play by acclaimed writer James Graham?
  2. B) A provocative re-examination of the conviction of Charles Ingram, ‘the coughing Major’, for cheating, following his appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
  3. C) A hilarious celebration of the great tradition of the British quiz show?
  4. D) A razor-sharp analysis of the 21st century’s dangerous new attitude to truth and lies?

Answer: You decide.

James Graham’s This House transferred to the West End following sell-out runs during Chichester’s Festival 2016 and at the National Theatre. His work for theatre, film and television in the UK and US includes Labour of Love for Headlong/West End, Ink for the Almeida Theatre & West End, The Vote and Privacy for the Donmar Warehouse, Finding Neverland on Broadway, Coalition for Channel 4 and the screenplay X+Y.

Gavin Spokes

Gavin Spokes © Nick James

Gavin Spokes’ many theatre credits include Against (Almeida), Carousel (ENO), Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre), Nineteen Eighty Four (Headlong/West End) and Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors (NT/West End/UK tour).

Stephanie Street’s theatre work includes Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Nightwatchman (Whatsonstage Awards nomination for Best Solo Performance) for the National Theatre, and many appearances for the Royal Court, Out of Joint and The Bush Theatre.

Daniel Evans is Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, where he directed Forty Years On and Fiddler On The Roof earlier in Festival 2017. His productions also include  David Mamet’s American Buffalo in the West End, and Lucy Prebble’s The Effect and David Hare’s Racing Demon at Sheffield Theatres.

Quiz will be designed by Robert Jones, with lighting by Tim Lutkin, music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham, video by Tim Reid and movement by Naomi Said.

Quiz is sponsored by De’Longhi.

EVENTS

 Pre-Show Talk with James Graham & Daniel Evans

Free but booking essential.                            Wednesday 8 November, 6pm

Theatre Day                                                   Wednesday 15 November, 11am

Join the creative teams and technical crew for 90 minutes of insight, demonstration and discussion on the making of the production. A Theatre Day ticket can be combined with the matinee performance for an immersive day at the Theatre. Tickets £5 (+ optional performance ticket).

Theatre Quiz                         Friday 24 November, post-show, Minerva Bar & Grill

Think you know your Ayckbourn from your Bennett? Full of useful trivia about the history of the Olivier Awards? Then get a team together and take on our Theatre Quiz, hosted by Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley. Free.

Post-Show Talk                                Monday 27 November

Stay after the performance to ask questions, meet company members and discover more. Free.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Box Office 01243 781312

Online cft.org.uk

Tickets from £20. Prologue tickets for 16 – 25 year olds for £5.

Press night: Friday 10 November