Derren Brown: Showman

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Apollo Theatre, London

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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.

What is Derren Brown: Showman about?

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

Age restrictions
Suitable for ages 12+. Children under 12 will not be permitted.
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
9 December 2022 - 19 March 2023
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Saturday, Sunday

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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
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Derren Brown brings SHOWMAN to the West End in December 2022

Derren Brown returns to London’s West End this December with his smash-hit Showman.

Fresh off a universally acclaimed 155-date national tour, which ends October 2022, Brown brings his unique brand of uplifting magical genius to the Apollo Theatre from 9 December 2022.

Showman is Brown’s most personal show to date. The contents remain undisclosed but he has revealed: “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”.

Derren’s live shows have won him two prestigious Olivier Awards – for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012) and he has won and been nominated for more Olivier awards than any other one-man show in theatre history. Other West End shows include Infamous (2017) and Miracle (2015) at the Palace Theatre, Best of Derren Brown (2017) and Underground (2017) at the Playhouse Theatre.

Tickets for Showman at the Apollo Theatre on sale soon.

Derren Brown: Showman runs from 9 December 2022 until 19 March 2023 at the Apollo Theatre, London.

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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.

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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, DARTFORD
March 2 – 6 New Theatre, OXFORD
March 9 – 13 Victoria Theatre, WOKING
March 23 – 27 Theatre Royal, PLYMOUTH
March 30 – April 3 His Majesty’s Theatre, ABERDEEN
April 13 – 17 Empire Theatre, SUNDERLAND
April 20 – 24 New Theatre, HULL
April 27 – May 1 Grand Theatre, LEEDS
May 4 – 8 Marlowe Theatre, CANTERBURY
May 25 – 29 Grand Theatre, LEEDS
June 1 – June 5 Pavilion, BOURNE MOUTH
June 6 – 19 The Lowry, SALFORD QUAYS
June 22 – 26 Grand Theatre, WOLVERHAMPTON
June 29 – July 3 Theatre Royal, NORWICH
July 6 – 10 Milton Keynes Theatre, MILTON KEYNES
July 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.

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Derren Brown announces brand new tour for 2020

Derren Brown will embark on a brand new UK tour in 2020 with SHOWMAN, his first new stage tour in five years.

The content of the show remains a closely guarded secret but the internationally acclaimed master of illusion did say “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.”

SHOWMAN will open in Dartford in March 2020, before visiting Ipswich, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Milton Keynes, Southend-on-Sea, Norwich, Leeds, Hull, Oxford, Glasgow, Salford, Sheffield, Wolverhampton and Canterbury. Dates for a London run have yet to be confirmed.

Derren’s live shows have won him two prestigious Olivier Awards – for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012) and he has received more Olivier nominations and wins than any other one-man show in theatre history. His off-Broadway production of Derren Brown: Secret went down a storm with critics and audience alike, with plans for him to take it to Broadway in the works.

Book tickets to Derren Brown: Showman here.

UPDATE: Derren Brown: Showman will open in London’s West End in 2022; playing at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue from 9 December 2022 until 19 March 2023.

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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