Verity Wilde

Verity Wilde Verity is a journalist who likes to escape from the world of news by visiting the theatre. A lot. She was about 10 when she saw her first West End Show (Cats) but her theatre-going habit was kick-started by an obsession with We Will Rock You in her late teens. She tries to get to the theatre at least twice a month - but her attendance record is her trip to New York - seven shows in five days... Living in the Midlands she sees a mixture of West end, off-West End and regional productions.


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BWW Review: ALADDIN, Royal and DerngateBWW Review: ALADDIN, Royal and Derngate
Posted: Dec. 13, 2017


BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER, Royal and DerngateBWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER, Royal and Derngate
Posted: Mar. 10, 2018


BWW Review: SPACE SHAMBLES, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: SPACE SHAMBLES, Royal Albert Hall
Posted: Jun. 16, 2018


BWW Review: SPACE SHAMBLES, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: SPACE SHAMBLES, Royal Albert Hall
June 16, 2018

SPACE SHAMBLES, hosted by astronaut Chris Hadfield and comedian Robin Ince, was part of the Royal Albert Hall's inaugural Festival of Science on Friday 15 June. Verity Wilde was there.

BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER, Royal and DerngateBWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER, Royal and Derngate
March 10, 2018

Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper's Love from a Stranger returns to the stage in this collaboration between Royal and Derngate and Firey Angel. And it's a disconcerting experience, as what starts off seeming like a conventional enough story turns into something altogether creepier.

BWW Review: ALADDIN, Royal and DerngateBWW Review: ALADDIN, Royal and Derngate
December 13, 2017

For me, the best thing about panto is the stuff that's not in the script - we went every year when I was little and my favourite memory is of the year that Brian Blessed's trousers split when he was playing Captain Hook and he and Smee had an extended fit of giggles.

BWW Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK, Royal and DerngateBWW Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK, Royal and Derngate
December 8, 2017

My first ever Christmas theatre experience was in the Royal Theatre in Northampton - back when they had a celebrity panto in the Derngate and a traditional panto in the Royal.

BroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Picks For The MidlandsBroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Picks For The Midlands
November 17, 2017

Christmas is coming, and along with the lists of food to buy and presents to wrap, there's the traditional conundrum about which Christmas show to go and see. Fear not - BroadwayWorld has been checking out what's on around the Midlands this festive season. Hint: Cinderella is *really* popular this year.

BWW Review: EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION, Royal and DerngateBWW Review: EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION, Royal and Derngate
October 15, 2017

A bittersweet trip back to a school in throes of Cool Britannia.

BWW Review: RULES FOR LIVING, Royal and DerngateBWW Review: RULES FOR LIVING, Royal and Derngate
September 17, 2017

A family Christmas hurtles towards disaster with hilarious consequences in RULES FOR LIVING at Royal and Derngate in Northampton ahead of a national tour.

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Royal and Derngate, 2 December 2016BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Royal and Derngate, 2 December 2016
December 3, 2016

Making the European premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher the not-panto Christmas show in Northampton's Royal Theatre may well have been an inspired move by the powers-that-be at Royal and Derngate. There are no soap stars, celebrities or Britain's Got Talent competitors here, but it does feel like it has some shared DNA with a pantomime. There's a dame - Michael Matus's Mrs Bumbrake; an evilly over-the-top baddie you can't take your eyes off in Greg Haiste's Lord Flashheart-eque Black Stache; and Evelyn Hoskins' Molly is practically a Principal Boy. And that's before you get to the fact that this is a prequel of sorts to Peter Pan. There's jokes about farts for children, about British colonialism for grown-ups and about Philip Glass for the geeks.

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Royal and Derngate, June 30BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Royal and Derngate, June 30
July 1, 2016

A National Youth Theatre ensemble shines in a specially adapted TEMPEST at Royal and Derngate, Northampton.

BWW Reviews: SOUL, Royal and Derngate, May 27BWW Reviews: SOUL, Royal and Derngate, May 27
May 29, 2016

SOUL is billed as the untold story of Marvin Gaye - but it's really a dysfunctional family drama, with one participant who happens to be famous.

BWW Reviews: KING LEAR, Royal and Derngate, April 5BWW Reviews: KING LEAR, Royal and Derngate, April 5
April 6, 2016

Michael Pennington takes on KING LEAR at Northampton's Royal and Derngate, ahead of a UK tour. Verity Wilde was there for BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Reviews: THE HERBAL BED, Royal and DerngateBWW Reviews: THE HERBAL BED, Royal and Derngate
February 12, 2016

The first major touring revival of Peter Whelan's THE HERBAL BED debuts at Northampton's Royal and Derngate. BroadwayWorld's Verity Wilde was there.

BWW Review: THE SNOW QUEEN, Royal and Derngate, Nov 27 2015BWW Review: THE SNOW QUEEN, Royal and Derngate, Nov 27 2015
November 29, 2015

THE SNOW QUEEN is the first of Royal and Derngate's two pantomimes to open - Verity Wilde was there to review for BroadwayWorld.

BWW Reviews: GASLIGHT, Royal and Derngate, October 24 2015BWW Reviews: GASLIGHT, Royal and Derngate, October 24 2015
October 24, 2015

The latest Made in Northampton production from Royal and Derngate is Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT, starring Tara Fitzgerald and Jonathan Firth. Verity Wilde was there for Broadwayworld.

BWW Reviews: BRAVE NEW WORLD, Royal and Derngate, September 8 2015BWW Reviews: BRAVE NEW WORLD, Royal and Derngate, September 8 2015
September 9, 2015

Royal and Derngate's 2015 Made in Northampton Season continues with the world premiere of a new adaptation of Aldous Huxley's modern classic novel BRAVE NEW WORLD.

BWW REVIEWS: THE HOOK, Royal and Derngate, June 11 2015BWW REVIEWS: THE HOOK, Royal and Derngate, June 11 2015
June 12, 2015

Northampton's Royal and Derngate mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth with the World Premiere of The Hook - written as a screenplay in the early 1950s, but supressed by the FBI. Verity Wilde was there for BroadwayWorld.

BWW REVIEWS: THE AUDIENCE, Apollo Theatre, May 6 2015BWW REVIEWS: THE AUDIENCE, Apollo Theatre, May 6 2015
May 7, 2015

THE AUDIENCE returns to the West End, with Kristin Scott Thomas in the leading role and a script tweaked to reflect changing times - Verity Wilde was there for BWW.

BWW Reviews: KING JOHN, Royal and Derngate, April 28 2015BWW Reviews: KING JOHN, Royal and Derngate, April 28 2015
April 29, 2015

Shakespeare's KING JOHN comes to a church where the real King actually visited, in Northampton's Royal and Derngate's co-production with Shakespeare's Globe - Verity Wilde was there for BroadwayWorld.

BWW Reviews: CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Royal and Derngate, April 2015BWW Reviews: CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Royal and Derngate, April 2015
April 10, 2015

Verity Wilde reviews CYRANO DE BERGERAC at Northampton's Royal and Derngate theatre.

OLIVIERS 2015: Verity Wilde's Picks!OLIVIERS 2015: Verity Wilde's Picks!
April 8, 2015

Verity Wilde explains why she's watching the Olivier Awards this weekend - even though she hasn't seen many of the nominated shows.



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