The tour will commence after the production completes its West End run.
Following a limited West End run at the Ambassadors Theatre (6th April – 20th May), Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial will then travel to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre (26th May – 27th May 2023), the Liverpool Empire Theatre (28th May 2023), Southend Palace Theatre (30th-31st May 2023), The Lowry (9th-11th June 2023) and Brighton Theatre Royal (15th-17th June 2023).
Having originally opened at the Wyndham’s Theatre on the 15th November, the verbatim production has been adapted from seven days of High Court transcripts by Liv Hennessy (finalist in the Paines Plough’s Women’s Prize for Playwriting) and directed by Lisa Spirling (Artistic Director of Theatre503).
This newly announced UK tour will see 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 all reprising their roles from the previous runs of the production.
From sting operations to sensational headlines, this verbatim production will reveal what went on behind closed doors in the case that turned social media sleuthing into high drama. Audiences will see first-hand, and in the words of Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, how the extraordinary week in court played out.
The production’s creative team also includes: designs by Polly Sullivan, composer and sound designs by Richard Hammarton and Lizzie Manwaring as assistant director.
For more information and to book tickets visit: https://wagathaplay.com/