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Derren Brown: Secret

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking
85
Critics
83
23 reviews
Members
86
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
Avg Score

85
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy slight of hand performances. You can be blown away by the mystery of knowing about the audience with no contact prior to show.

Don't see it if You don't believe in magic or mind reading.

100
During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if You want an experience that will thrill you and leave you in absolute wonder and amazement

Don't see it if Just go see it

95
During previews
Clever, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining, Magical

See it if You want to forget all your worries and be swept away by a master entertainment , more Vegas than broadway. Don't miss it !

Don't see it if Just go. You'll be glad you did .

89
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you want to be entertained by a congenial, engaging and intelligent showman; you can enjoy a scratch-your-head, how-did-he-do-it evening.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy audience participation, illusionists/mentalists and a little trickery. You need to know, rather than experience.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Must see, Refreshing, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You previously believe that all magic tricks or psychic reading are fake. This one is gonna blow your mind!

Don't see it if You want a musical or a play. Or else you should go to see this.

90
During previews
Clever, Edgy, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you would like to see a world-renowned mentalist trick, shock and amaze you. Derren is clever and engaging. Optional audience participation.

Don't see it if you specifically want to see a play or musical. This is an entertainment show. If you want all the tricks to be explained to you at the end.

82
During previews
Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Mind blowing

See it if you like illusionists and psychics, and enjoy being genuinely amazed.

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional theater piece - this isn't it. I really wish I knew how he does what he does, because it's incredible.

80
During previews
British mentalist wows the audience

See it if How does he do it? Talent, for sure, but also distractions and some trickery. All fun. He chooses audience participants with frisbees

Don't see it if you don't like magic, illusion or mentalist or mind games shows.

94
During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if If you love brilliant mentalism that's very audience interactive.

Don't see it if If you don't like magic or just want to be a spectator.

88
During previews
Clever, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if for a great mentalist and illusions. His style and approach is spot on. It must be the British in him that creates his style.

Don't see it if if you want a traditional show or play. This is like a David Copperfield style entertaining show.

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Fun, Fluffy, Discussion-provoking

See it if You want to be entertained. Derren is a showman, you let yourself enjoy magic and mental tricks. Go with friends to talk over the show

Don't see it if you dislike magic or always want to be logical. You want to see theater - this is not a typical show. You don't like audience participation

78
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you like illusion & magic & being entertained excellent command of audience; you leave perplexed & puzzled trying to figure out what you saw

Don't see it if you expect traditional theatre not a Las Vegas type act; surprised Atlantic Theatre put this show on stage

99
During previews
Brilliant, Absorbing, Clever, Mind blowing, Wonder-ful

See it if You want to spend a few hours with one of the world's greatest living performers (not to mention the world's finest living magician).

Don't see it if You are not interested in joy or fun.

82
During previews
Absorbing, Dizzying, Intense, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Psychological illusionist Brown works his craft with disarming ease; giving just enough personal detail to overcome any critical backlash

Don't see it if Two & a half hr length (25 min intermission) sucks energy but 2nd Act allows Brown to really enmesh us in his mental gymnastics Engrossing!

89
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You want a thoroughly entertaining evening of dazzling illusions by a fantastic mentalist at the top of his craft. You can't figure him out!

Don't see it if You don't like show in the "magic" genre. Even so, you should probably make an exception and see this show!

85
During previews
Entertaining, Mystifying

See it if you like magic shows featuring mental-ism. Brown's one man show is engaging and baffling. Holds interest throughout, despite length.

Don't see it if you don't like magic shows.

90
During previews
Clever, Masterful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like mentalism and illusions. He is probably the best in the world at what he does. His style and approach are great. He's big in the UK

Don't see it if You want a play or musical. This isn't that. It falls in the magic show category (but it's more than that.)

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Entertaining, Magical genius

See it if Like any great illusionist, such as Hudini, Brown works with 2 psychological phenomena simultaneously 1) he insists to the audience made

Don't see it if You are not interested in magic shows

Also mostly of fans that his acts are not to be believed, and 2) he works w... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Funny, Clever, Enchanting, Long, Excellent magic

See it if you like a really well-done show of illusion, mind reading, and fun. Derren is incredible, and this was an excellent night out.

Don't see it if I took a magic skeptic to this and even he enjoyed it, so I think you should go in with no expectations and just enjoy yourself. Trust me!

86
During previews
Edgy, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Great staging

See it if You like mind reading and illusion shows. As a skeptic, I left the show not wanting to know how Derren managed to do any of the feats.

Don't see it if You are not a believer in hypnotism. You refuse to accept any unexplainable happenings.

Also Derren Brown is as entertaining as David Copperfield. I really enjoyed... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Riveting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy "psychic " magic shows. You want a light, fun evening. You want be surprised & wonder "how did he do that!"

Don't see it if You don't like magic shows. You're expecting theatre: this is an entertainment, not real theatre.

79
During previews
Edgy, Quirky, Entertaining, Provocative, Obscure

See it if you like illusion, mentalist-psychic shows

Don't see it if circumspection arises with these types of shows

95
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like mind-reading, psychic shows.

Don't see it if you don't like this kind of show

Also This is a fun, well done performance of one man's ability to read peop... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You're open to the possibility of mental telepathy and the idea that there are things we don't understand

Don't see it if You pride yourself on your skepticism.

89
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You love magic and/or mentalism and can still be awed by tricks, even when you are aware of how they generally work.

Don't see it if You're a pessimist who'd be put off by 2.5 hours of "magic" and couldn't enjoy yourself because you'd know it's all contrived.