Derren Brown is a master of his craft, wowing audiences across the country with his bamboozling mind tricks. This month, he’s returned to the West End with Underground, a compilation of tricks from previous shows. We spoke to Derren to find out how he put the show together, what he thinks of being called a ‘showman’ and why he loves acting. You’re back in London with what’s basically a ‘best-of’ show. How did that come about?
I’m not allowed to tell you anything Derren Brown did last night, it’s a secret. Here is what I can divulge: he is the most charismatic and talented worker of stage and audience there is. You’ve likely crossed Brown during one of his television specials in which he claims to ‘predicts the lottery’ or ‘sticks the nation to their chairs’. Implausible, right? It’s easy to criticise his... Read more