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Brown brings new Wonders to West End

Published 17 April 2008

Derren Brown will be controlling minds in the West End once more when his new stage show, Derren Brown Mind Reader: An Evening Of Wonders, comes to the Garrick for a limited season from 2 May to 7 June, following a UK tour.

The mind-twisting entertainer has been a frequent visitor to the West End in recent years, with his stage shows Derren Brown: Live, at the Palace in 2004, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, which played the Cambridge in 2005, going on to win Best Entertainment at the Laurence Olivier Awards 2006. Brown and his trademark goatee first shot to fame on television, where he revealed his powers of psychological illusion through the programmes Mind Control, Trick Of The Mind and the controversial specials Séance and Russian Roulette.

Of his new show, An Evening Of Wonders, Brown said: "I wanted to return to more traditional roots of magic entertainment, in particular the mind-readers of the 1930s. But like my other live shows, it’s full of surprises, and hopefully both entertaining and thought-provoking – and of course there’ll be plenty of audience participation.”

The show is not suitable for children under 12 years old.

Currently at the Garrick is Alan Ayckbourn's festive comedy Absurd Person Singular, which is booking at the theatre until 22 March. em>CB


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