Derren Brown to Bring Svengali to West End's Shaftesbury Theatre in June

News   Derren Brown to Bring Svengali to West End's Shaftesbury Theatre in June
Derren Brown, best known for his numerous TV shows of psychological illusions that have included "Mind Control" (also screened in the U.S. on NBC's Sci-Fi Channel), "Trick of the Mind" and "Trick or Treat," is returning to the West End with his new show Derren Brown: Svengali

It will begin performances at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre June 8, prior to an official opening June 13, for a season that is booking to July 16. According to a press statement, Brown professes that he loves writing and performing on stage more than anything else, and promises an evening of mind-melting based around audience participation. He is quoted saying, "More than that I wouldn’t want to say. 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. It is directed by Polly Findlay, with designs by Will Bowen, lighting by Matt Eagland and sound by Colin Pink.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 11. To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7379 5399, or visit

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