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.