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QUIZ: The Coughing Major Millionaire Scandal

31 Oct - 04 Nov

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QUIZ: The Coughing Major Millionaire Scandal

31 Oct - 04 Nov 2023


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Rory Bremner, Britain’s top satirical impressionist, stars as TV’s Chris Tarrant in James Graham’s thrilling, entertaining and provocative drama, Quiz: The Coughing Major Millionaire Scandal

September 2001: the nation is gripped by a scandal that remains, to this day, a mystery. In an outrageously audacious heist, Charles Ingram, aka the Coughing Major, and his accomplices duped the world’s 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?

OK, let’s go 50/50. You decide!

Uncovering new evidence, it’s time to ask you, 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. And in 2020, millions tuned in to see the three-part ITV adaptation starring Michael Sheen, Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford.

Rory Bremner is ‘a one-man opposition party’ (Daily Telegraph). As a mimic, he’s provided definitive impersonations of PMs and Presidents from Major, Blair and Brown, to Clinton, Cameron, 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).

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.

Important information

Ticket prices: £10 - £42

Age recommendation: 7+

On Sale:
23 Jan – Gold Friends and Corporates
25 Jan – Friends
27 Jan – General Sales

Best Friends/Gold – 10% off Band A-D and 50% off first night
– 5% off Band A-D and 50% off first night
Corporate – £2 Off
U25’s – £5 Off Band A-C (Wed – Thurs Eve & Midweek Matinee)
O60’s – £5 Off Bands A&B (Midweek Matinee)
Groups – Bands A-D (Tue-Thurs 10+ 5% Off, 20+ 10% Off. 40+ 20% Off, 80+ 25% Off)

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Signed: Thu 2nd Nov

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Make your theatre trip extra special and dine in Prelude, a fresh and contemporary space inspired by the building’s art deco heritage.

With the hassle taken out, relax and enjoy our seasonal set price menu in Prelude. Your table is reserved for the whole evening, so you can enjoy your dessert and drinks in the show interval. Plus, Theatre Royal Friends can enjoy a 10% discount!



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