Four stars

At the turn of the millennium, there was one TV quiz show that had us all hooked. 

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was entertainment at its best and its primetime ITV slot gripped a nation, even more so when it made headline news.

Glasgow Times:

Quiz starring Rory Bremner as presenter Chris Tarrant kicked off its run at the King's Theatre on Tuesday night dramatising the very story that made headline news and sent the tabloid press into a frenzy.

That story involved British army major Charles Ingram (played by Lewis Reeves) who was accused of cheating his way to the £1 million prize on the show by listening out for coughs in the studio by those who were apparently in on the swindle. 

The play is set between Southwark Crown Court and the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire studio, and gives the audience a role thanks to a keypad with voting options. 

Glasgow Times:

Telling both side of the story, Quiz delves into the defence and prosecution case against Ingram and his co-accused wife Diana (played by ex-Emmerdale actress Charley Webb) and Tecwen Whittock (played by Marc Antolin), leaving the audience constantly swaying over whether or not they were guilty.

Hilarious from the get-go, this show brought to life the 2020 TV drama starring Succession's Matthew Macfadyen in a much more interactive way. 

Glasgow Times:

Glasgow Times:

Scot Bremner, known for his impressions, was fascinating to watch as he nailed every aspect of Tarrant from his voice to mannerisms. At the same time the supporting cast, each took their own moment to shine often creating laughs for the audience. 

Like the quiz show it is based on, this play was thoroughly entertaining throughout. It was unexpectedly captivating offering so much nostalgia and reminded the audience why Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was incredibly addictive to watch. 

Catch Quiz at The King's Theatre until Saturday.