Rejoice and be occasionally suspicious, but in a good way, because Mr Derren Brown, the multi-award winning master of psychological illusion returns to the West End stage with his new one-man show DERREN BROWN: INFAMOUS.
Following a sell-out 81-date national tour, the dark manipulator brings his unique brand of magic and mind control to the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, from June 24 to August 17. INFAMOUS, described as a more ‘personal’ show, sees Derren re-united with his close collaborator and friend actor, writer Andy Nyman and he had this to say:
“We abandoned the template that had won us a couple of Oliviers over the years for a very different feel. It’s important to us that the shows feel like something you can’t find anywhere else in theatre or entertainment: not even my own previous efforts. I’m really excited by the result. The show is a secret so I’m not giving away what’s in it, but it’s a psychological roller-coaster based around audience participation. And it’s got a real heart to it. The response on tour has been incredible, it’s all such a treat.”
INFAMOUS is Derren’s 6th show since 2003 and sees him return to the Palace Theatre, nine years after his debut West End show, ‘Derren Brown Live’, in 2004. Since then he has toured every year and been watched by an estimated audience of over one million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (2006) and SVENGALI (2012), the latter has just been released on DVD and you can read our review on that one here.
So, now those important listing details and how to book! This is surely going to be something very special indeed.
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY
June 24 to Aug 17 2013
6 shows per week
Prices £76, £51, £39, £26, £21, £16 + Booking fees
Phone Booking: 0844 874 0789
Performance times: Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Online address: www.nimaxtheatres.com
Director: Andy Nyman
Designer: Simon Higlett
Writers: Derren Brown & Andy Nyman
Not suitable for children under 12.