WHAT’S ON: Rory Bremner stars in Quiz at The King’s
Comedian Rory Bremner will play Chris Tarrant in a provocative drama that explores the Who Wants to be a Millionaire coughing scandal.
Written by James Graham, Quiz, will play in Glasgow as part of a UK tour after an award-winning West End run in 2018 and 2020’s successful three-part ITV adaptation starring Michael Sheen, will open on Tuesday 9 October for five nights.
The production explores the real-life story of Charles Ingram, aka the Coughing Major, who conned the world’s most popular TV quiz show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire out of £1,000,000. Or did he?
Ticketholders will have the opportunity to judge the case for themselves via interactive finger-pads in ultimate ask-the-audience style. Throughout the show the audience will be asked whether they thought Ingram was guilty or not guilty, with the votes displayed on stage.
Speaking of taking on the role of presenter Chris Tarrant, Rory Bremner said: “I’m very excited about this; not just the challenge of playing Chris Tarrant in long form but bringing the scandal that really caught the public’s imagination to a live audience every night. What really happened? The jury’s out – and this time it’s you!
“I didn’t have to phone-a-friend. It wasn’t even 50/50. This was a role I had to take on, with A: a brilliant director; B: a terrific script; C: a different audience live each night; and D: a story that divides opinion to this day. Final answer? Ask the audience!”
THE KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW
TUESDAY 10 – SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER 2023