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.
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.