We love a mystery and one of the biggest trials in the age of social media to truly hit the back of the net is the one between WAGs Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy. But now the legal battle is set to be performed on stage across the UK, including Manchester, in a new theatre production, known as Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial.
Following a strictly limited run at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End (April 6 – May 20, 2023), Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial will play at The Lowry, Salford between June 9 and 11, 2023. The verbatim production opened on 15 November 2022 at the Wyndham’s Theatre where it played to packed houses and standing ovations.
The trial that gripped the nation has been adapted from seven days of High Court transcripts by Liv Hennessy and directed by Lisa Spirling. Reprising their roles will be Lucy May Barker (Mamma Mia!, West End; Pine Hampstead Theatre) as Rebekah Vardy and Laura Dos Santos (Yes So I Said Yes, Finborough Theatre; My White Best Friend, Liverpool Everyman) as Coleen Rooney, Jonathan Broadbent (The Comedy of Errors, RSC; My Night with Reg, Donmar and West End) as Hugh Tomlinson QC, Tom Turner as David Sherborne and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, E4; Hushabye Mountain, Hope Mill) playing multiple roles including Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy.
From sting operations to sensational headlines, this verbatim production reveals what went on behind closed doors in the case that turned social media sleuthing into high drama. Audiences can see first-hand, and in the words of Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, how the extraordinary week in court played out.
Vardy v Rooney is a story stranger than fiction, with lurid one-liners and revelations blurring the boundaries of tabloid and court case, social media and soap opera. This unique moment in British media history captivated the country but while public debate raged, only a handful of people witnessed what happened in the trial. Now audiences can watch the intrigue and intricacies of the case live on stage and hold back the temptation of saying, “It’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
The theatre production Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial will perform at The Lowry, Salford between Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June. Book tickets here.