Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial (West End)
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Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial (West End)
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Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

73%
(35 Ratings)
Positive
68%
Mixed
26%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

About the Show

It's ...... the stage adaptation of the libel trial of Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (35)

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93 Reviews | 6 Followers
81
Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You follow celebrity drama

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or serious plays

170 Reviews | 20 Followers
80
Intelligent, Refreshing, Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You haven't followed the media drama around it and want to have a good laugh through a court room drama

Don't see it if You know everything around it and don't want a retelling

327 Reviews | 17 Followers
76
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like verbatim drama

Don't see it if You want something with more "drama" - this is word for word what happened in the courtroom

107 Reviews | 8 Followers
75
Simple, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Pop culture. You want to be entertained. You enjoy courtroom dramas.

Don't see it if You don't care for low-level celebrities fighting it out. Read more

82 Reviews | 6 Followers
73
Entertaining

See it if You’re looking for something light and entertaining

Don't see it if You want to be intellectually stimulated

72 Reviews | 7 Followers
70
Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you followed the case and you want to laugh!

Don't see it if If you are not into dramas (I totally am.)

59 Reviews | 2 Followers
70
Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're interested in the real life Wagatha Christie case, are a football and/or WAG fan or just enjoy football in general, very clever!

Don't see it if You're looking for something deep, aren't interested in what happened in the case or are looking for a fictional story. Read more

137 Reviews | 19 Followers
70
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You fancy a quick laugh

Don't see it if You’re expecting a James Graham like incisive squewering of the topic Read more

Critic Reviews (8)

BroadwayWorld
April 13th, 2023

“Although the source material may be outrageously superficial, the women of this show are anything but. Their depictions of England's most famous WAGs (and their associates) uphold the notion that the humanity is more complicated and dissecting that is far more rewarding than explaining the offside rule.”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
April 12th, 2023

Vardy V Rooney also remains true to actual events, while subtly asking questions about how the social media age affects privacy for us all. There's plenty to enjoy in this fascinating real-life drama, while Lucy May Barker and Laura Dos Santos promote this whodunnit to the premier league.
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All That Dazzles (UK)
April 13th, 2023

“This play really is an unexpected delight – sensational in its approach thanks to the often absurdity of the claims and in particular Vardy’s responses, it translates to the stage effortlessly thanks to inspired direction and ingenious additions to the writing in the style of the correspondents.”
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The Times (UK)
April 13th, 2023

“If this play was just about absurdity, it wouldn’t be interesting. Beside the comedy, the women’s poised performances demonstrate clearly this is about power and wealth, and Lisa Spirling’s production...reminds us where that power has come from.”
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Shy Strange Manic
April 14th, 2023

Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial is a laugh-out-loud show that plays on the absurdity of a single tweet that became one of the most followed court cases in recent memory. It has all the markers of a great mystery novel and is as silly as it is entertaining.
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London Theatre
April 13th, 2023

“The court events are so inherently theatrical that rehashing the exact dialogue takes away from the drama...Everyone already watched this trial happen, and simply staging the transcripts dilutes their impact.”
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The Arts Desk
April 13th, 2023

“You don't have to like football to like ‘Vardy v Rooney’ because it's not about the beautiful game; it's about privacy and responsibility in the age of social media but also about how badly people can behave while convincing themselves not just that they are innocent, but that they are victims too.”
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West End Best Friend
April 18th, 2023

"The cast are solid, doing as well as they can with an undramatic script and a courtroom setting in which everyone is on their best...We had a lot of hope for this much-anticipated theatrical event, but were left sorely wanting."
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