Derren Brown: Showman

Derren Brown: Showman Tickets London

Apollo Theatre, London
Booking to 19 March 2023
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Derren Brown live in the West End

The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion returns to the West End this December with SHOWMAN.

Derren Brown is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!

Fresh off a universally acclaimed 155-date national tour, which ends in October, Derren Brown brings his unique brand of uplifting magical genius to the Apollo Theatre in London.

Derren Brown Showman tickets are booking from 9 December 2022 until 19 March 2023 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

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What's the story of Derren Brown: Showman?

Like all of Derren Browns shows, the contents of SHOWMAN remain undisclosed. But he has revealed it is his most personal show to date. Brown said “The heart of the show is about remembering what’s important. Particularly how the very things that we find most isolating in life – our fears and difficulties – actually connect us, in that they’re the very things we share. Framed, of course, with some extraordinary demonstrations of my particular voodoo”.

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 19 March 2023
Age restrictions
Suitable for ages 12+. Children under 12 will not be permitted.
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

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Venue Information

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

Ticket Information

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News about Derren Brown: Showman

Derren Brown developing ‘The Invisible Man’ stage adaptation
Derren Brown and Barney Norris are developing a new stage adaptation of HG Wells' science fiction novel The Invisible Man. Commonly referred to as 'The Master of Illusion', Brown will create the illusions and onstage believability for The Invisible Man, whilst playwright and novelist Norris (Nightfall, Bridge Theatre; The Remains of the Day, Out of Joint) will write the book. Brown is best known for his television and stage shows, the two-time Olivier Award winner has mesmerised millions worldwide with his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion. His New York debut in 2019 Derren Brown: Secret, produced by J.J. Abrams, was a smash-hit and he was due to embark on a pre-covid UK tour in 2020 with Showman. Considered one of the foundational works in modern science fiction, the story follows a reclusive scientist who makes himself invisible and attempts to unleash a reign of terror on the town where he is staying. The story was recently adapted into a critically acclaimed, and more importantly scary horror film starring Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale, Shirley, Mad Men) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House). The play is produced by PR Productions and will premiere in the UK next autumn. Joint chief executives of PW Productions, Peter Wilson and Iain Gillie, said: "Since our first meeting with Derren Brown in 2019, we’ve been really excited about this project. We know that in the hands of Derren and Barney Norris, it is going to be a completely compelling and thrilling piece of theatre." Casting, dates, venue for The Invisible Man to be announced.
Derren Brown postpones 2020 UK tour to 2021
The 2020 UK tour of Derren Brown's highly anticipated Showman has been postponed to 2021 as a result of the ongoing UK theatre industry covid-19 shutdown. New dates have been announced with the show now opening on 22 February 2021 at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford followed by dates in Oxford, Woking, Plymouth, Aberdeen, Sunderland, Hull, Leeds, Canterbury, Bournemouth, Manchester, Wolverhampton , Norwich, Milton Keynes and South End. All existing tickets purchased for Showman remain valid and customers will be contacted directly by their individual venues. Derren Brown said: “We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then was told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have hug and a party”. Showman is Brown's first new show to tour in six years with the content of the performance remaining a closely guarded secret. The Olivier award winning master of illusion previously said “the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are some places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before, and I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect.” The new tour dates in full:February 22 - 28 Orchard Theatre, DARTFORDMarch 2 - 6 New Theatre, OXFORDMarch 9 - 13 Victoria Theatre, WOKINGMarch 23 - 27 Theatre Royal, PLYMOUTHMarch 30 – April 3 His Majesty’s Theatre, ABERDEENApril 13 - 17 Empire Theatre, SUNDERLANDApril 20 - 24 New Theatre, HULLApril 27 – May 1 Grand Theatre, LEEDSMay 4 - 8 Marlowe Theatre, CANTERBURYMay 25 – 29 Grand Theatre, LEEDSJune 1 – June 5 Pavilion, BOURNE MOUTHJune 6 - 19 The Lowry, SALFORD QUAYSJune 22 – 26 Grand Theatre, WOLVERHAMPTONJune 29 – July 3 Theatre Royal, NORWICHJuly 6 - 10 Milton Keynes Theatre, MILTON KEYNESJuly 13 – 17 Cliffs Pavilion, SOUTHEND UPDATE: Showman will run at the Apollo Theatre in London from 9 December 2022 until 19 March 2023. Derren Brown: Showman tickets available here. Brown's Showman joins the growing list of shows postponed to 2021 including West End productions of Sunday In The Park with George, Sister Act The Musical and The Doctor, as well as Regent's Park Open Air summer season and Chichester Festival Theatre's entire season.
The Devil rides in… Derren Brown brings Svengali to London
Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride as the acknowledged master of psychological illusion comes to the West End with his brand new show DERREN BROWN: SVENGALI. Following a 73 date national tour SVENGALI will reside at the Shaftesbury Theatre, from June 8 – July 16 2011. Derren, who professes that he loves writing and performing on stage more than anything else, promises Londoners an evening of mind-melting based around audience participation. “More than that I wouldn’t want to say”, he says. “I ask audiences to keep the contents of the show a secret so as not to spoil it for others, and I have to do the same. But I hope it’s fun and freaky and a great night out”. Svengali is written by Derren Brown and Iain Sharkey with Stephen Long and produced by Michael Vine, Andrew O'Connor & Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management. Tickets go on sale Friday 11 Feb. Press night is Monday 13 June, 7pm. On stage as well as on TV Derren is in a class of his own, exhilarating audiences with his unique brand of intelligent and theatrical entertainment. His Mind Control, Trick of the Mind, Trick or Treat and Events programmes have garnered rave reviews and awards. His specials have provoked much controversy and acclaim and further consolidated his reputation as a performer prepared to constantly challenge and break boundaries. He has also received much praise for his best-selling books, Tricks of the Mind and Confessions of a Conjuror. He has also enjoyed considerable success in America, when his show Derren Brown: Mind Control, was screened on NBC’s Sci-Fi Channel. In Jan 2011 Channel 4 celebrated ten years of Derren Brown on TV with Behind The Mischief, an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary, followed by the best ever Derren Brown special as chosen by his fans online – a fitting tribute to the man and his amazing talents. Shaftesbury Theatre 210 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H 8DP June 8th to July 16th 6 shows per week Director: Polly Findlay Designer: Will Bowen Lighting Design: Matt Eagland Sound Design: Colin Pink General Manager: John Dalston The performance is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Release issued by: Clout Communications

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