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Derren Brown: Secret

120 Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking
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Atlantic Theater Company presents British mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown's new show featuring mind reading and other psychological feats. More…

This theatrical experience challenges audiences to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide our lives. In the UK, Derren Brown’s critically acclaimed shows have played sold-out runs in the West End and won two Olivier Awards.


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The Stage (UK)

“He showcases his apparent powers of psychological manipulation while carefully earning the audience’s trust...The show develops almost exclusively from interactions with various agog audience members…Though he repeatedly speaks about the human need for narrative, Secret eschews any arc. Brown awes us repeatedly but over the long running time this results in a sense of sameness. Astonishment fatigue can and does set in before we reach the impressive musical denouement.” Full Review


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Cliched, Somewhat entertaining, Mental tricks

See it if you can totally succumb to mind tricks and psychological moments.

Don't see it if you want something more from an evening. Or don't like being deceived in the wrong way.

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Disappointing, Just an illusionist act, Not really theater

See it if You enjoy a really skilled illusionist and don't need to know how he did it

Don't see it if You want theater, not a psychic act

54
Clever

See it if Older

Don't see it if Freakish

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During previews
Indulgent, Banal, Overrated, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You are into plotless shows that revolve around " mind reading ", " magic " tricks and.... you got the picture....

Don't see it if You don't easily fall for this kind of shows. The tricks are impressive and too good to be true but the feeling of being manipulated is real


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