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Derren Brown: Secret

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking
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Critics
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23 reviews
Members
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119 reviews
 

Atlantic Theater Company presents British mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown's new show featuring mind reading and other psychological feats.

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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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86
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90
Ambitious, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want to be repeatedly stunned into disbelief (and possibly even hypnotized) at off-Broadway prices.

Don't see it if You live in terror of mind readers or audience participation.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you can suspend belief and have an enjoyable two and a half hours. very entertaining.

Don't see it if want a plot or want to figure out the trappings of how the "magic" works. much more fun to go with it...

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Mentalist

See it if If you like direct interaction between performer and audience. (Similar to PRIVACY at the Public). You want your mind to be challenged.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy one-person shows. You aren't willing to suspend disbelief (i.e. you don't want to let your mind be tricked).

91
Clever, Enchanting, Epic, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if Love magic, love being entertained, love being mystified

Don't see it if Don't like close up magic, it's a lengthy show with a long intermission

72
Clever, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a different type of theater.

Don't see it if You simply cannot believe he is not charming fake.

64
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

85
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Riveting

See it if You like being pleasantly surprised, and you don't mind participating.

Don't see it if You're a big skeptic, or you don't like the possibility of being chosen as a volunteer.

85
Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like magic or puzzles. Brown is entertaining and fun, and the relatively small space makes it even more enjoyable.

Don't see it if you're looking for thoughtful or edgy theater. Don't volunteer to be a participant if you'd rather not be a center of attention

90
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you're willing to let go a bit and experience some pretty cool mental manipulations of the audience.

Don't see it if you're looking for a play or musical. It's more a mind reading with some magic thrown in. You have a phobia of audience participation.

96
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want to be amazed by a master illusionist. Leave the show in wonderment at his craft.

Don't see it if You hate magic and illusion.

80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you've never seen a mentalist before. Mr. Brown is incredible, and he will leave you wondering how anything is even possible.

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional theater experience. This is less of a "play" and more of a psychological performance by Mr. Brown

80
Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Entertaining, Unbelievable

See it if You're willing and excited to have your mind challenged. An incredible showman, and you know it's all fake...but you'll be questioning it.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the power of suggestion, or you have a phobia of someone messing with your brain. You simply don't enjoy magic.

77
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if YOU WANT TO BE AMAZED

Don't see it if YOU DON'T WANT TO

80
Clever, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining, Different

See it if You want to see a great mentalist and wonder how he did it. I have my suspicions. You'll leave the theater amazed and baffled.

Don't see it if You want to see a play or musical.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like to live an unforgettable experience. i was one of the chose on stage!!!

Don't see it if You do not like mentalist

88
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if mentalism, illusion, and cheeky British men. I was thrilled to see Derren Brown perform live. Great fun, and family friendly.

Don't see it if You don't like magic, or have seen a lot of Derren Brown's televised programs. There's not a lot of new material in this show.

54
Clever

See it if Older

Don't see it if Freakish

85
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you wish to have your mind blown and your beliefs challenged.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of magic and the like.

18
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Disjointed

See it if You like period pieces with terrible corny accents

Don't see it if You value your time and don't have extra cash lying around for a babysitter

96
Clever, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You like a show outside the norm

Don't see it if you're averse to magic/mentalists

100
Funny, Clever, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to be mind-fucked, you want to see the BEST show ever, you want to be be impressed by a great performer.

Don't see it if you are close minded, you are boring.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Must see

See it if You're wanting to escape everyday life for an evening, you love surprises, and you might just want to get out of your seat to participate.

Don't see it if You're satisfied with reality as you know it or you're looking for a standard play/musical. This is something else entirely.

Also I've been a huge fan of Derren Brown for quite some time (thanks, Ye O... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Quirky, Riveting

See it if you haven't been to a magic show in a while and want to see something you once thought impossible in the theater.

Don't see it if you're a professional magician ;)

99
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained, awe-struck and amazed

Don't see it if Just go and see it - it's like nothing else on stage!

79
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Delightful, Riveting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like a less edgy David Blaine-type experience

Don't see it if You just want to sit and watch; the show is very interactive