Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial will be staged at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London on 15 November 2022.
Playing for one night only, the play is based on the High Court transcripts from seven sensational days of the libel trial between football WAGS Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney.
Adapted by Liv Hennessy, and directed by Lisa Spirling, the play will allow audiences to witness the case of Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney unfold in their own words.
Rebekah Vardy, who is the wife of Jamie Vardy, the Leicester City footballer, lost her libel case in July 2022 against Coleen Rooney, the wife of England footballer Wayne Rooney. The drama started three years earlier when Rooney carried out a private investigation to identify the person who had been laking stories from her private Instagram account to journalists at The Sun.
The play is produced by Eleanor Lloyd, producer of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. Her forthcoming new productions include two transfers from the Young Vic: James Graham’s Best of Enemies starring Zachary Quinto and David Harewood, coming to the Noel Coward Theatre from 14 November; and The Collaboration, which will open on Broadway starring Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope in December.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, 28 October 2022, from 11am.