Friday, 28 June 2013

Review: Derren Brown: Infamous at the Palace Theatre



Derren Brown: Infamous
Palace Theatre
Reviewed on Thursday 27th June 2013


It is one thing to watch Derren Brown's television shows, but to see his unique brand of magic and mind control live is like nothing I have ever experienced before in my life. It is very hard to write an in-depth review as during the performance Derren asked journalists, as well as the entire audience, not to give away what happens during the performance.

I am usually a little skeptical about these sorts of shows so was therefore not expecting to find myself sat on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Derren is a completely unique performer, he knows how to work a crowd and has a hilarious sense of humour which immediately puts the audience at ease. He also continuously doubts himself which makes the show incredibly gripping as I never actually knew if things were going to work out and come together.

Infamous features a large amount of audience interaction, many of the volunteers were left speechless. The simplicity of the design leaves Derren very exposed and makes Infamous more of a personal experience.  It terms of suitability, Infamous contains some strong language and is not suitable for under 12's.

I am still shaking my head in disbelief at what I witnessed. I cannot even begin to imagine how Derren and Andy Nyman went about putting the production together. The show goes by so fast that I am already planning a return trip, I am especially still reeling from the finale! Derren Brown is a very intelligent man and his  latest West End show is not to be missed. 

Reviewed by Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

Derren Brown: Infamous runs at the Palace Theatre until 17th August 2013.
Click here to book tickets. 

Photo Credit: Seamus Ryan

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