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.

 

Singin’ In The Rain On Sale from Monday 26 September at Palace Theatre!

Following its critically-acclaimed, sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Singin’ in the Rain will be making a big splash at London’s Palace Theatre from 4 February 2012.

It’s the roaring 20’s and silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever

With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world’s best-loved films, Jonathan Church’s brand new production features a glorious score including the classics Good Morning, Make ’em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain.

Adam Cooper, Daniel Crossley and Scarlett Strallen are a joyous trio, dazzling in the roles made famous by Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. They lead a multi-talented cast which also features Katherine Kingsley as the hilarious blonde bombshell Lina Lamont, Michael Brandon as the highly-strung studio boss trying to win Hollywood’s biggest prize, the first hit ‘talkie’ and Sandra Dickinson as gossip columnist Dora Bailey.

With stylish, soaring choreography from Andrew Wright and Simon Higlett’s sumptuous set design, Singin’ in the Rain will shower you with everything you could ever want in a hit West End musical!

Hailed by critics as the ultimate feel-good show, Singin in the Rain “genuinely makes you feel better about life” (Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph).

“AN EVENING OF PURE JOY.” Daily Telegraph

“A GREAT NIGHT OUT! Five Stars all round” Daily Mail

“Super-duper Adam Cooper, in the Gene Kelly role, makes a terrific splash.  THE ENTIRE CAST TAP-DANCES UP A STORM”. Mail on Sunday

“MAKES A SPLASH IN EVERY SENSE.” Sunday Express

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Closing Notice: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

The producers of Priscilla Queen of the Desert has posted closing notices for 31 Dec 2011 at Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London.

Adapted from the Oscar-winning film PRISCILLA is Australia’s most successful and best-loved musical which has already been seen by over one million people.

PRISCILLA is the heart warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, a glamorous performing trio, who hop aboard a battered old bus (Priscilla) to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. These three larger-than-life characters go searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

Richard Grieve dons the glitter make up as Tick/Mitzi, joining Don Gallagher (Bernadette), Oliver Thornton (Adam/Felicia) and Mark Moraghan (Bob).  With a dazzling array of spectacular and colourful costumes, this brilliant cast share the limelight with the scene-stealing, performing bus. 

PRISCILLA is the ultimate joyous theatrical experience and features over 20 well-known dance floor classics such as: I Will Survive, Don’t Leave Me This Way, Finally, I Love the Night Life, Colour My World and Shake Your Groove Thing. PRISCILLA will have you laughing, singing and dancing in your seats – so, hop on board!

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Spamalot – Swedish singing waitress wins role in London production

A singing waitress from Sweden has won the role of “the Lady of the Lake” in the London production of Spamalot.

On Saturday 2nd February, in the live final of the Swedish reality TV series
West End Star, Nina Söderquist went head-to-head with cruise ship entertainer Linda Holmgren and triumphed by taking over 59 percent of the public vote.

She will join the London cast from Monday 11th February 2008, taking over from Broadway Star Marin Mazzie.

The 35-year-old from Hälsingland, Sweden has performed with bands including Toto and the BeeGees and is also a lieutenant in the Swedish army. During the reality TV competition, she sang winning renditions of show tunes “With One Look” from Sunset Boulevard and “Tonight” from West Side Story as well as the “Diva’s Lament” from Spamalot.

Commenting on her victory, Söderquist said: “I am so happy to have won West End Star … Before I entered West End Star, I had never sung a song from a musical. I had only ever seen one musical my life – Cats as a teenager on a school trip to London.”

Over a 1,000 women took part in open auditions during September and October last year in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. Over the past few weeks, the five finalists have been rehearsing in London at the Palace Theatre with the cast and crew of Spamalot, while returning to Sweden once each week to face the judges and the viewing public in a live TV sing-off.Spamalot – sets musical theatre back a thousand years!

A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the new musical directed by oscar winning Mike Nichols, with a book by the third tallest Python, Eric Idle, and an almost but not entirely new score by Eric Idle (No relation) and John du Prez.

Retelling the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and featuring a number of gratuitously scantily clad showgirls, not to mention the cows, killer rabbits and French people.

Please note that Spamalot may be ‘inappropriate for children aged eight years old or under’.

Spamalot is currently booking until 27th September 2008 Book tickets for Spamalot