TV Adaptation of James Graham’s Play Quiz in the Works

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The play will begin a London run March 30 at the Noël Coward Theatre.
Gavin Spokes and Keir Charles
Gavin Spokes and Keir Charles Johan Persson

A TV adaptation of James Graham’s Quiz—the new play about the contestant who attempted to cheat on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?—is in the works.

Left Bank Pictures is developing the drama with playwright Graham attached, according to Deadline. No network has been announced, although ITV has just revived the game show, which was canceled four years ago.

The play, a fictional account based on real events that took place in 2001 following an episode of the U.K. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, will begin performances at the Noël Coward Theatre March 30 following a run at the Chichester Festival Theater. Opening night in London is scheduled for April 10.


Chichester Artistic Director Daniel Evans directs the production. Reprising their roles from the Chichester engagement will be Keir Charles, Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Gavin Spokes, Stephanie Street, Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler, and Sarah Woodward. They will be joined by Sharon Ballard.

Graham’s additional plays include Privacy, which played Off-Broadway’s Public Theater, Labour of Love, Ink, the Olivier Award-nominated This House, Monster Raving Loony, The Vote, and The Angry Brigade. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical Finding Neverland.

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