Derren Brown: Infamous - Palace Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
FOLLOWING its current nationwide tour, Derren Brown’s latest live show, Infamous, will transfer to the West End, to the Palace Theatre, for a limited season – from June 27 (previews from June 24) to August 17, 2013.
The show demonstrates once again why Brown is one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.
For Infamous, which is described as a more ‘personal’ show, Brown is re-united with his close collaborator and friend – actor, writer Andy Nyman. He says:
‘Now we’ve joined forces again, we’re very eager to make this show feel different. There was something of a template we followed with all the shows, which worked very well. It’s rather exciting and scary leaving that behind. This one should certainly have a different tone, and will mix things up a bit for those who have seen the others on TV or live.’
Since his debut live show Derren Brown Live at the Palace Theatre in 2004, he has been seen in the West End with Something Wicked This Way Comes (Cambridge Theatre, 2006), Derren Brown Mind Reader: An Evening of Wonders (Garrick Theatre, 2008), Enigma (Adelphi Theatre, 2010) and Svengali (Shaftesbury Theatre, 2011, Novello Theatre, 2012).
Svengali and Something Wicked This Way Comes won Olivier Awards for Best Entertainment and for Enigma Brown received a Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Solo Performance.
On stage as well as on TV, Brown has delighted 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.
Not only has he received much praise for his best-selling books, Tricks of the Mind and Confessions of a Conjuror, but has also enjoyed considerable success in America, when his show Derren Brown: Mind Control, was screened on NBC’s Sci-Fi Channel.
Singin’ in the Rain continues at the Palace Theatre until June 8, 2013.