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Vardy v Rooney, live on stage

Lucy May Barker (left) as Rebekah Vardy and Laura Dos Santos as Coleen Rooney
Lucy May Barker (left) as Rebekah Vardy and Laura Dos Santos as Coleen Rooney

The theatrical reproduction of the trial that gripped the nation is on its way to Liverpool Empire and The Lowry in Salford.

Following its run in the West End, Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial is at the Empire for one night only (May 28), and The Lowry (June 8-11).

The verbatim script for the production is adapted from seven days of High Court transcripts. From sting operations to sensational headlines, the show 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 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 fascinated the country, and now audiences can watch the intrigue and intricacies of the case, live on stage.

Reprising their roles from the London cast are Lucy May Barker (Mamma Mia!, West End) as Rebekah Vardy and Laura Dos Santos (My White Best Friend, Liverpool Everyman) as Coleen Rooney. Together with 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 (Hushabye Mountain, Hope Mill) playing multiple roles including Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy. Further casting to be announced.

More info and tickets here


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