Nottinghams playwright James Graham’s hit play ‘Quiz, based on the “Coughing Major” scandal on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”, will be touring the East Midlands this autumn.
The West End smash hit is being staged at Curve in Leicester between September 14 – 18 and then comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal on October 19-24.
The play focuses around a scandal that gripped the nation back in 2001 and to this day remains a mystery.
Charles Ingram, aka the Coughing Major, and his accomplices duped the world’s richest and most popular TV quiz show – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – out of £1,000,000. Or did they? And if they did cheat, how did they really do it?
Uncovering new evidence, and using bespoke technology never seen before on a UK tour, Quiz asks the audience to decide the ultimate 50-50: guilty or not guilty.
Quiz returns to the stage following its highly successful world premiere at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre in 2017 and subsequent West End transfer in 2018.
Set to air in 2020, Quiz has also been adapted into a three-part drama for ITV. The TV series of the same name is directed by Stephen Frears and stars Michael Sheen, Matthew Macfadyen, Sian Clifford, Aisling Bea and Helen McCrory.
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.