Derren Brown announces West End run for INFAMOUS

The multi-award winning acknowledged 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, a more ‘personal’ show, sees Derren re-united with his close collaborator and friend actor, writer Andy Nyman. He says:   “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), and confesses that touring is still his favourite thing to do.

INFAMOUS is produced by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor & Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management. Directed by Andy Nyman, written by Derren Brown & Andy Nyman. Set Design by Simon Higlett, Lighting Design by Tim Cascall, Sound Design by Colin Pink. Video Design by Duncan MacLean

LISTINGS

Derren Brown: Infamous
Palace Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue, London
W1D 5AY
June 24 to Aug 17 2013 6 shows per week

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

This show is not suitable for children under 12.

 

DERREN BROWN: SVENGALI at London Shaftesbury Theatre

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.

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.