Derren Brown eagerly awaits the incredible theaters of Midland on the Showman tour
His long-awaited – and by his own admission “improved” – tour titled Showman is underway with dates at the Alexandra Theater in Birmingham this month and Wolverhampton Grand next year.
The Surrey star, who began studying magic as a student at the University of Bristol, has made a name for himself through various hit shows including Miracle, The Push and Sacrifice, which see him use secret psychological techniques, leading to sometimes controversial stunts.
Like most people, he says the pandemic lockdowns have been a time of personal stocktaking and an opportunity to make professional changes regarding his current offering. The tour had to be postponed like everything else in the entertainment industry due to the health crisis.
Without revealing much, he said, “The show has been amazing with stronger and better responses than any show we’ve done so far. This is due to a mix of things we’ve had. more time to develop the themes and also it’s a pretty personal show, it has more of an emotional heart.
“It was written before the arrival of Covid. We were to start the initial tour the week the lockdown began.
“It’s been going really well in these times where we’re coming out of lockdown and dealing with how things in life end in isolation, and how it’s things like that that bring us together. the show and its themes were well received.
“The mere idea of resuming the tour after a few years of being out is fine with me.
“Most of the audience now is made up of people who have had tickets repeatedly referred, due to a postponement.
“I want to thank Wolverhampton for hosting me. We are at ‘Alex’ which is a lovely place later this month and also next year we will be doing more dates in Birmingham at the Racecourse.
“If you are coming to the show, bring a small item of sentimental value or personal significance that you can hold in your hands. And don’t worry, you don’t have to go on stage for that.”
Derren explains that in addition to making changes to some routines and making more use of technology, he also managed to move to the countryside near London.
Showman is at the Théâtre Alexandra from October 26 to 30 and at the Grand Théâtre from June 21 to 25. For tickets, check the websites.