Noel Coward (Albery)


31 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018

£18.00 - £110.00

Pro reviewers rating
20 reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

Graham's play based on the conviction of the “coughing major” Charles Ingram, who famously cheated on the television show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? transfers from Chichester with most of its cast.

(Reviews from Chichester, 2017)


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“Another cracking play that sheds vivid light on the state of the nation while telling an engrossing story.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“In the West End it’s actually better, a real five-star piece... Continually entertaining, with a shape-shifting cast.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“A kinetic, eccentric piece of rhetoric... An extremely fun evening. But it has a lot of smart points to make.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Smart and compelling... A fascinating, multi-textured and very entertaining play.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Highly entertaining... Uses the courtroom drama to explore both popular culture and the speculative nature of justice.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“All about questions, of one kind or another... A fascinating watch.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Typically thorough and thoroughly entertaining... theatre’s golden boy, has hit the jack-pot again.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Not perfect but it confirms Graham’s talent for animating his fascination with how we involve ourselves as citizens.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“A sharp-edged, finally rather poignant comedy... Characteristically intelligent and twistily playful.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“A perturbing allegory for how easily suckered we can be by barely perceptible forces of manipulation.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Sharper and more streamlined and, vitally, more sure of its central thesis... now largely on the right side of lively.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Exuberantly entertaining and thought-provoking piece.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Acute about the obsession of the quiz’s fans... comic but predictable about quizmasters... Pivoting dramatic skill. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Not the strongest piece of drama... Frantic, centrifugal piece that skips about all over the place... No overarching thesis.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“An entertaining confection... Spokes is excellent as the bumbling major, ably supported by a cast playing multiple roles.”

Veronica Lee (Daily Mail, ES, Arts Desk)

“Graham’s able to make us double-take on those events by adding layers of context and details.. Charles and Spokes are tremendous”

Will Longman (London Theatre)

“Evans' bold, flashy production brilliantly recreates the garish intensity of high stakes TV game shows.”

Alun Hood (What's On Stage)

“Charles's portrayal of Tarrant has his mannerisms down to a tee, exaggerated just enough.”

Emma Watkins (Broadway World)

“Part-gameshow and part-trial and skips along merrily enough... However it is looking a little faded.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Although a seemingly trifling theme can throw light on a larger picture, it doesn’t happen here.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

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