How did a court case between two footballers’ wives become a media sensation? Discover what really happened between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney. Vardy v. Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial tickets are available on London Theatre now.
Typically, most football talk concerns what happens on the pitch. But when Wayne Rooney's wife, Coleen Rooney, took Jamie Vardy's wife, Rebekah Vardy, to court after a string of false stories were sold to a British newspaper, all attention went to the wives. The trial gained the nickname 'the Wagatha Christie trial,' in honour of "wag" (the slang term for a footballer’s wife or girlfriend) and Agatha Christie, the literary brains behind The Mousetrap.
Liv Hennessey adapts seven days of high court transcripts into an explosive courtroom drama. You'll be on the edge of your seat as you relive the high-profile case, filled with drama, intrigue, and scandal.
Who will take the trophy? Who will be relegated? And how can social media sleuthing become a credible source?
What is the Vardy v. Rooney play about?
On 9 Oct. 2019, Coleen Rooney publicly accused Rebekah Vardy of selling stories about her to The Sun. The four words "It's.......... Rebekah Vardy's account" sent shockwaves across British and global press, with everyone immediately taking site. Nobody could have expected the social media scandal to grow so large.
On 10 May 2022, the "Wagatha Christie" trial commenced. Over seven days, the libel court case saw Vardy and Rooney remark on each other's lives, with much of it documented heavily in the press. In the Vardy v. Rooney play, audiences can follow the two wives all the way to the end, and uncover its shocking verdict.
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