Stars gather for Reprieve’s innovative House of Trivia gala quiz

November 10, 2011

Legal action charity Reprieve will tonight (Thursday) host London’s star-studded House of Trivia in support of our vital work on death rows and in Guantánamo Bay.

Broadcaster Jon Snow will host teams from Christian Dior, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Vivienne Westwood, Vogue, Mishcon de Reya, Condé Nast, The Body Shop and more, as they work their way around a maze on the spectacular 33rd floor of London’s Broadgate Tower answering bespoke celebrity-penned questions.A quiz night with a difference, the House of Trivia concept has been developed and hosted only twice before in New York by supermodel Jaquetta Wheeler, who has now brought the format to London. Each team must find its way from one themed room to another by answering timed trivia questions pertaining to the theme of each room. Questions have been prepared by Gordon Brown (Politics), Colin Firth and Helen Mirren (Film), Imran Khan (Sports), Ben Goldacre (Science), Stephen Fry (Literature), John Humphrys (History), Massive Attack and Lily Allen (Music) and Richard Branson (Geography). Quiz participants include Jemima Khan, Vivienne Westwood, Bianca Jagger, Pippa Holt and Ben Goldsmith.The winning team wins a holiday in Tangier, Morocco with other prizes including a Grand Tier box for twelve at the Royal Albert Hall’s upcoming production of Aida. Reprieve’s Jaquetta Wheeler said: “I am delighted to be hosting Reprieve’s House of Trivia, which promises a spectacular venue, mind-twisting challenges and celebrity guests who are as competitive as they are glamorous! We predict an unforgettable evening for a truly inspiring cause.”   ENDS Notes to editors 1. For further information, please contact Jacquetta Wheeler or Katherine O’Shea at Reprieve’s press office: +44 (0) 207 427 1082 2. With thanks to the House of Trivia host committee: Alice Temperley, Anna Morris, Bianca Jagger, Clare Algar, Clive Stafford Smith, Colin and Livia Firth, David Abrahams, David Morrissey, Jade Parfitt, Jacquetta Wheeler, John Cooper, Jon Snow, Ken MacDonald, Laura Bailey, Laura Stebbing, Lily Cole, Martha Lane Fox, Michael Skrein, Monica Ali, Paul McGann, Paul Yates, Ralph Brown, Raymond Gubbay, Saffron Burrows, Sarah Ramwell, Stuart Wheeler, Tom Dunn, Vivienne Westwood. 3. Reprieve, a legal action charity, uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay. Reprieve investigates, litigates and educates, working on the frontline, to provide legal support to prisoners unable to pay for it themselves. Reprieve promotes the rule of law around the world, securing each person’s right to a fair trial and saving lives.  Clive Stafford Smith is the founder of Reprieve and has spent 25 years working on behalf of people facing the death penalty in the USA.  Reprieve’s current casework involves representing 15 prisoners in the US prison at Guantánamo Bay, assisting over 70 prisoners facing the death penalty around the world, and conducting ongoing investigations into the rendition and the secret detention of ‘ghost prisoners’ in the so-called ‘war on terror.’