Psychological illusionist Derren Brown will return to the West End later this year, bringing his new one-man show Infamous to the Palace theatre.
Playing from 24 June (press night 27 June) to 17 August, Infamous is billed as one of Brown’s most personal works and sees the master of mind control reunite with his close collaborator, actor, director and magician Andy Nyman.
Marking the illusionist’s sixth show since his 2003 West End debut, which also played at the Palace theatre, Brown’s new psychological roller-coaster comes to London after his Olivier Award-winning show Svengali left audiences’ mouths dropping at the Novello theatre last year.
The winner of two Olivier Awards, Brown’s stage shows include Something Wicked This Way Comes, Mind Reader – An Evening Of Wonders and Enigma, while on screen he has had equal success with his television shows, baffling audiences with everything from predicting lottery numbers to subconsciously persuading a group of people to perform a bank heist.
Talking about the new show, Brown said: “We abandoned the template that had won us a couple of Oliviers over the years for a very different feel. It’s important to us that the shows feel like something you can’t find anywhere else in theatre or entertainment: not even my own previous efforts. I’m really excited by the result.”
Infamous will open at the Palace theatre following splashtastic musical Singin’ In The Rain, which will pack up its brollies on 9 June before heading off on a national tour.