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QUIZ: The Coughing Major Millionaire Scandal

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In a shockingly shameless scam, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was duped out of £1,000,000. Or was it?

Rory Bremner stars as Chris Tarrant alongside Charley Webb, Lewis Reeves and Mark Benton in Quiz, the thrilling and entertaining ride through 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 watching ITV’s adaptation of this West End smash hit play.

Now, 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?

Quiz’s star cast includes Rory Bremner, Britain’s top impressionist, actor and comedian, Emmerdale’s Charley Webb in her first role since leaving the iconic soap, Lewis Reeves, best known best known from I May Destroy You and The Midwich Cuckoos, with Mark Benton, star of hits including Northern Lights, Waterloo Road and most recently Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators.

Quiz is by James Graham and is directed by Daniel Evans and Seán Linnen.

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

Age recommendation: 7+

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)

Prelude Restaurant

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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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