Derren Brown to present new illusion show, ‘Showman’, in the West End

The hit magician will be back in London.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The world-renowned illusionist Derren Brown will return to the West End this Christmas with his newest show. The show, aptly titled Showman, will play at the Apollo Theatre from 9 December to 19 Mar. 2023.

Brown’s Showman tour began in 2021, and he is touring Showman around the world.

Speaking about Showman, Brown said: “The heart of the show is about remembering what's important... Particularly how the very things that we find most isolating in life - our fears and difficulties - actually connect us, in that they're the very things we share. Framed, of course, with some extraordinary demonstrations of my particular voodoo."

Derren Brown and Andy Nyman collaborated to write Showman. They’ve previously worked together on four of Brown’s stage shows including the Olivier-winning show, Something Wicked This Way Comes. Nyman and Andrew O’Connor direct Showman.

Showman is at the Apollo Theatre.

Photo credit: Derren Brown (Photo by Garry Knight on Flickr)

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