Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

About the show

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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87
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Enchanting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You love a show that confuses and astounds. See it if you're skeptical.

Don't see it if You don't like "magic" or "mind reading".

88
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you think magic shows/sleight of hand are antiquated--this will change your mind

Don't see it if you can't understand British accents or if one-man shows aren't your thing.

Also That the show kept being diverted into multiple simultaneous direction... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Intense, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you have an interest in how the human mind works. You are fascinated by mentalists, psychic manipulation, hypnosis, the power of suggestion

Don't see it if you're expecting a play or something involving a plot. This is much more akin to a magic show involving lots of audience participation.

Also I had an absolute blast watching this show, and I recommended it to se... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Skilled mentalist wows the audience, filled with laughs and wows

See it if You enjoy mentalists, you are willing to be entertained and you enjoy small theater settings

Don't see it if you are not entertained by "magic" and you don't enjoy one man shows

70
During previews
Clever, Banal, Overrated, Dated, Entertaining

See it if might enjoy a show put on by a mentalist/magician.

Don't see it if are not into tricks performed by mentalists.

100
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fun

See it if You love Magic and Mind Reading! Darren was incredible and is a very talented Magician/Artist!

Don't see it if If you're expecting to see a play or a musical.

Also We love seeing magic shows and have probably see around 15 in the last... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you're looking for something a little different, and are willing to let yourself get pulled into the experience. Skeptics need not apply.

Don't see it if you want straight theatre. This isn't a play - it's a performance that involves audience participation and possibly personal revelations.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You like mind reading, mind control, hypnosis tricks

Don't see it if You are a skeptic of mind reading, mind control, hypnosis tricks

90
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a one man show that engages the audience with his mastery of illusion and 'magic'. It will leave you asking; 'How did he do that?'

Don't see it if you don't have any imagination or intrigue about illusionists' work and magic!

95
During previews
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You want to have your perceptions about the world skewed, find psychological manipulation fascinating, and like to be surprised.

Don't see it if You hate magic, or have any important secrets you wouldn't want to be evidently revealed.

91
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Epic

See it if Mentalist/Illusions are your thing. No one does it better.

Don't see it if You are a cynic. Theater is about suspension of disbelief. This is no different.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you are open and want to be dazzled! Derren is very charming and extremely talented. Definitely worth checking out!

Don't see it if you are close-minded and afraid of audience participation.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if Equal parts amazing tricks and hilarious and entertaining showmanship. Will stay with you for days, even if magic is not your thing.

Don't see it if Only reason not to see this show is if you have a deathly fear of audience participation. Otherwise just go and be amazed.

71
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if you like accents and being absorbed into a good story

Don't see it if you dont like britain

100
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Epic, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love to be blown away!

Don't see it if You don't like intimate spaces.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you like audience interaction, you want to see something clever and well-thought-out from start to finish, you prefer mentalism to "magic"

Don't see it if you want a barrier between the performance and yourself

Also Go with a group of friends! It's a lovely evening out with wide appeal... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like to be astonished and wonder "How DID he manage to do that" !! It is an exceedingly entertaining show that is almost sold out!

Don't see it if You can't get tickets or you have no attention span!

100
During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see, Mind blowing

See it if You can get tickets. If not, I'm sorry because you are missing out on a true masterpiece of performance. Derren captivates like no other.

Don't see it if You can't get tickets, which may be likely as it's close to being sold out. There's no other reason to skip this.

Also Derren is absolutely captivating. His show is an incredibly interestin... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Riveting

See it if You like magic, illusion, funny jokes, and charming british guys.

Don't see it if you're looking for something super-serious, and you're not interested in suspending some disbelief in the service of great entertainment.


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