Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial West End cast announced and UK & Ireland tour

Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial has confirmed casting ahead of its forthcoming run at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End.

Reprising their roles will be Lucy May Barker (Mamma Mia!) as Rebekah Vardy and Laura Dos Santos (Yes So I Said Yes) as Coleen Rooney.

The cast also includes Jonathan Broadbent (My Night with Reg) as Hugh Tomlinson QC, Tom Turner as David Sherborne and Nathan McMullen (Misfits) playing multiple roles including Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy.

Joining the lineup is Halema Hussain (Father and the Assassin) playing multiple roles including Caroline Watt and Harpreet Robinson, and Verna Vyas, making her West End debut as Mrs Justice Steyn. Understudies include Tom Sullivan and Ceili O’Connor. 

The play runs from 6 April to 20 May 2023 at the Ambassadors Theatre.

Following the Ambassadors Theatre, the play is off on a UK & Ireland tour, kicking off at the Woking New Victoria Theatre (26 May – 27 May 2023), and then playing the Liverpool Empire Theatre (28 May 2023), Southend Palace Theatre (30-31 May 2023), Dublin Gaiety Theatre (5-7 June 2023) Salford’s The Lowry (9-11 June 2023) and the Brighton Theatre Royal (15-17 June 2023).

The verbatim production opened on 15 November 2022 at 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 (finalist in the Paines Plough’s Women’s Prize for Playwriting) and directed by Lisa Spirling (Artistic Director of Theatre503).

Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial is adapted by Liv Hennessy, directed by Lisa Spirling and designed by Polly Sullivan, the lighting designer is Johanna Town, the composer and sound designer is Richard Hammarton and Lizzie Manwaring is assistant director.

Book tickets to Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial at the Ambassadors Theatre

Tour Dates

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

26 – 27 May 2023

Liverpool Empire

28 May 2023

Southend Palace

30 – 31 May

The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 

5-7 June

The Lowry, Salford

9-11 June 2023

Theatre Royal Brighton

15 – 17 June

📷 Main photo: Vardy V Rooney- The Wagatha Christie Trial - Lucy May Barker (Rebekah Vardy) and Laura Dos Santos (Coleen Rooney). Photo by Simon Turtle

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