Derren Brown: Showman (West End)
Closed 2h 40m
Derren Brown: Showman (West End)
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Derren Brown: Showman (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

91%
(17 Ratings)
Positive
100%
Mixed
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Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Masterful, Ambitious

About the Show

The critically acclaimed psychological illusionist returns to the West End with his new show.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (17)

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148 Reviews | 19 Followers
90
Masterful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like magic! He is the best in business!

Don't see it if You don't like magic!

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
90
Masterful, Intelligent, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Mind boggling confusing material

Don't see it if you like long shows

59 Reviews | 0 Followers
78
Funny, Emotionally manipulating, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a unique night at the theatre, with plenty of audience participation and engagement

Don't see it if you think you're clever by saying 'it's all fake'

36 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You love magic and hypnosis executed flawlessly by a master at the top of his game. This show was surprisingly touching too.

Don't see it if You are not interested in magic - although this show may convert a few!

25 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Profound, Masterful, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like Derren Brown. This is another very warm show from him, after his lovely Happiness show a few years ago. You will feel better!

Don't see it if You don't want to risk feeling mind blown. Even if you don't think you are susceptible, he will get to you.

17 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Insane, Ambitious, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if This show is perfect for anyone. It is truly insane how these tricks work.

Don't see it if You are easily scared

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love Derren Brown and participation

Don't see it if You like to figure out how it’s done. Just stop it!

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You are a fan of Derren Brown and have enjoyed his previous shows. It is full of illusions which have you wondering how it was done.

Don't see it if You don't like magic and are not a fan of Derren's.

Critic Reviews (6)

BroadwayWorld
December 16th, 2022

"Ultimately, it's a show about human connection. Whether you trust your eyes or you don't, whether his deceptions work on you or don't, or if you simply take the evening as a fascinating social experiment or couples therapy, it's all about a shared experience."
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The Stage (UK)
December 19th, 2022

"It is a performance as clever as it is charismatic; a potent enchantment."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
December 16th, 2022

"The title of this show is pretty accurate as it became clear to me after watching that Derren Brown really is the greatest showman."
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The Guardian (UK)
December 16th, 2022

"You end up, as ever, completely confounded by Brown’s combination of seamless stage magic and eerie ability to read and manipulate human beings – with a touching emotional pay-off, too."
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 16th, 2022

"If 'Showman' has a message, then, it’s this: acceptance is worth making a song and dance about. And if things don’t always go to plan – well, that’s life."
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Time Out London
December 19th, 2022

"Pathos and delight, laughter and alarm. ‘Showman’ does everything a Derren Brown show sets out to do – you’ll begin whispering ‘there’s no way, that guy had to be an actor’, and you’ll end up in the pub, deconstructing every moment."
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