North of Watford

Lisa Allen reprises role in Derby Theatre's hit production of Brassed Off

North of Watford client Lisa Allen will return to Derby Theatre for the fourth time this autumn when she reprises her role of Vera in Brassed Off.

Lisa originated the role at Derby in 2018, followed by notable performances in Palace of Varieties (Margaret Thatcher) and Home Girl (Nan).

Brassed Off broke box office records at Derby Theatre in 2015 and garnered a stream of rave reviews.

The Stage said: “This is one of the finest things the theatre has ever done,” and awarded the production five stars.

“The beating pulse of the piece belongs to the miners’ wives and girlfriends played with utter conviction and honesty by Kate Wood as Rita and Lisa Allen as Vera.”


“A brilliant cast includes Lisa Allen (Vera).”


“Directed by Sarah Brigham, this is a masterpiece in Northern drama.”