"Rory Bremner is more Chris Tarrant than Chris Tarrant. Final answer"
Little did I think as an 11-year-old quiz show fan that many years later (you do the math), I would be reviewing a theatre production based on the ‘Coughing Major’s’ attempt to cheat his way to a million pounds on the world’s most popular show. But, alas, here I am.
Quiz recounts the story of Charles (Lewis Reeves) and Diana (Charley Webb) Ingram: a married couple who, in 2003, were found guilty – along with Tecwen Whittock (Marc Antolin) – for conspiracy to deceive. This adaption, written by James Graham, gives the perspective from both the defence and the prosecution during the trial that gripped the nation over 20 years ago. As an audience we are left to decide after each gives their closing argument, guilty or not guilty?