NEWS: Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial to be Staged in the West End

The verbatim play will be performed in the West End for one night only, with the date and venue to be confirmed.

It has been confirmed that the trial that fascinated the nation will be brought to the stage for one night only, adapted from the seven days of the High Court transcript by Liv Hennessy (finalist in the Paines Plough’s Women’s Prize for Playwriting) and directed by Lisa Spirling (Artistic Director of Theatre503).

While a date and venue has yet to be announced, this production looks set to explore what went on behind the scenes and how social media investigating turned into a high drama court case.

A story stranger than fiction that blurs the boundaries of tabloid scoop, court case and soap opera, this trial explores privacy and celebrity in modern Britain whilst asking who is Davy Jones and where exactly is his locker?

While the country was captivated, only a handful of people witnessed what happened behind closed doors. Now you can too.

Producer Eleanor Lloyd said: ‘The way the trial gripped the nation – myself included – demonstrated to me straight away how well this story would translate to the stage; the twists and turns of the case were so intriguing you couldn’t write it.’

Director Lisa Spirling said: ‘This trial asks key questions about the complex boundaries between privacy and celebrity in modern Britain and what it is to be a so-called ‘WAG’.  I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Eleanor, Eilene and Liv to bring this extraordinary court room script to life.’

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