Interview: Lucy May Barker, Rebekah Vardy in Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial

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Lucy May Barker is playing Rebekah Vardy in Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial which is running in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6th April before heading off on tour.

Lucy is reprising her performance, having starred in the play’s premiere performances at the Wyndham’s Theatre last year. 

The trial that gripped the nation has been adapted from seven days of High Court transcripts by Liv Hennessy and directed by Lisa Spirling. From sting operations to sensational headlines, this verbatim production reveals what went on behind closed doors in the case that turned social media sleuthing into high drama. Audiences can see first-hand, and in the words of Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, how the extraordinary week in court played out.


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Lucy was last In The Frame whilst playing Sophie in the West End production of Mamma Mia!, a role she has previously played in the show’s UK and international tour. 

Just as she was preparing to say goodbye to Sophie, the pandemic hit and her run was cut short. However, when theatres reopened Lucy reprised her performance as Sophie in the first ever open air production of Mamma Mia! before joining the tour for a limited time. 

Lucy has also played Ado Annie in the UK tour of Oklahoma! and Johanna in Sweeney Todd in the West End and at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Some of her other credits include Earthquakes in London (National Theatre), The Crucible (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Thark (Park Theatre).

Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial runs at the Ambassadors Theatre 6th April – 20th May 2023 and then tours until 17th June, visitng Woking, Liverpool, Southend, Dublin, Salford and Brighton. 

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  

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