Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Review: Derren Brown - Miracle at the Palace Theatre

Derren Brown: Miracle
Palace Theatre
Reviewed on Tuesday 17th November 2015

I have come to the conclusion that Derren Brown simply cannot be human. In 2013 I had my mind well and truly blown by Infamous and was intrigued to see what the Olivier winner had to offer with Miracle which comes to the West End following an extensive national tour. 

Interestingly Miracle flies into a more philosophical direction - I found the experience spectacularly traumatising. Working alongside Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor, Brown has created a show which not only amazes and astounds, but also leaves the audience with something a little deeper to think about. 

Brown's performance is flawless. He has been taking to stages across the UK in his one man shows for the past twelve years and his experience is evident. Brown knows when to throw in a couple of hilarious one-liners but can also intensify the atmosphere within seconds. Miracle is a fine-tuned, slick production with smart design by Simon Higlett.

There were times when I screamed, times when I couldn't believe what I was witnessing and times when I felt like I was watching people go through a therapy session; Derren Brown is an absolute mastermind. Miracle provides a night you won't be able to forget in a hurry, no matter how hard you try...

Reviewed by Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

Derren Brown: Miracle runs at the Palace Theatre until 16th January 2016.
Click here to book tickets.

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