The production will begin a 30-performance run at the Adelphi Theatre June 15, prior to an official opening June 17, for a run that is initially booking to July 18. The show will replace the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, currently booking at the theatre to May 30.
Brown previously won an Olivier Award in 2006 for his show Something Wicked This Way Comes, seen at the Cambridge Theatre in 2005. He has also had West End seasons with Derren Brown Live at the Palace Theatre in 2004 and Mind Reader – An Evenin with Wonders at the Garrick Theatre in 2008. On TV, he has appeared in the series "Mind Control," "Trick of the Mind" and "Trick or Treat." In 2003 he won The Silver Rose in the Variety Category at Rose d'Or, Montreux. His book, "Tricks of the Mind," has currently sold over 330,000 copies. He has also enjoyed success in America: His show "Derren Brown: Mind Control" was screened on NBC's Sci-Fi Channel. This year he is publishing a new book, "Derren Brown Portraits," a collection of his painted caricatures of famous faces and two new series for Channel 4.
Brown and his director Andy Nyman are still putting the new show together but in a press statement, Brown said, "Like previous shows, I will absolutely push myself to the limit. The challenge is to create new material that shocks, delights and defies explanation. The audience will be taken for a theatrical roller-coaster ride, and I hope it's an experience that they will never forget."
The show will launch a 41-date national tour prior to the West End, running April 17-June 5. The producers are Michael Vine, Andrew O'Connor and Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management. The show is designed by Will Bowen and has lighting by Tim Mascall. The performance is being described as not being suitable for children under 12 years old.
Tickets, which go on sale March 12, can be booked via the box office at 0844 579 0090 by visiting www.seetickets.com.