Quiz Night coming to a venue near you?

Published: 9 February 2020
Reporter: David Upton

The Last Quiz Night on Earth Credit: Sean Longmore

A UK tour of a new production, The Last Quiz Night on Earth an immersive play by Alison Carr, could be coming to a venue near you.

The award-winning Box Of Tricks theatre company will stage it in urban and rural venues across the country, including theatres, village halls, community arts centres and even local pubs.

The tour opens at the Welcome Inn in Salford, in association with The Lowry, from Tuesday to Saturday, before touring unusual spaces until April 11.

It follows two sold-out tours of critically-acclaimed Chip Shop Chips.

It’s the final countdown. Landlady Kathy invites audiences to the last quiz night on earth with quizmaster Rav. But with time ticking, some unexpected guests turn up.

Kathy will be played by Meriel Scholfield, who trained at RADA and is a regular on TV with appearances in major soaps including Coronation Street. She also appeared in Last Tango in Halifax, Holby City and Doctors. Shaban Dar takes the role of Rav and is a familiar face in theatre.

Unexpected guests Bobby and Fran (Chris Jack and Amy Drake) arrive at the quiz with unresolved business. Chris has appeared in a number of regional stage plays and TV credits include Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Amy’s credits include Cold Feet, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale.

The Last Quiz Night on Earth runs for two hours, including interval, and is recommended for ages 14+.