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.

 

25th anniversary touring production of Les Miserables

The new 25th anniversary touring production of Les Miserables is transferring to London later this year for a limited season running simultaneously with the ongoing West End production of the original version at the Queen’s Theatre.  This will be the first time that two productions of the same musical will run in the same city at the same time. Just prior to the actual anniversary date, the tour will visit the Barbican Theatre from 14th September to 2nd October 2010. Interestingly enough, the musical had its world premiere there on 8th October 1985.

The new 25th anniversary touring production of Les Miserables istransferring to London later this year for a limited season runningsimultaneously with the ongoing West End production of the original versionat the Queen’s Theatre. This will be the first time that two productions ofthe same musical will run in the same city at the same time. Just prior to the actual anniversary date, the tour will visit the BarbicanTheatre from 14th September to 2nd October 2010. Interestingly enough, themusical had its world premiere there on 8th October 1985.

Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, who is sent to prison for 19 years for the simple crime of stealing a loaf of bread. Valjean breaks his parole and starts a “new life” with a “new name”, free from crime and prison. He works his way up through society and becomes mayor of a small town.

Meanwhile, Valjean is hunted down by Javert, the policeman who’s lifelong search for Valjean and his capture has now become an obsession. Can Javert accept that Valjean is a good and honest man ? Can Valjean avoid being recaptured?

Les Miserables has indisputably become the world’s most popular musical, having been seen by over 50 million people worldwide, in 38 countries and in 21 languages. From its celebrated opening in London in October 1985, this adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece, immediately captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the theatre-going public. Set in 19th century France, the dramatic score includes the songs ‘On My Own’, ‘One Day More’ and ‘Do You Hear The People Sing?’.

There have been 31 cast recordings of Les Miserables, including the multi-platinum London cast album and the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold well over one million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos in the UK.

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