Derren’s Brown’s Underground brings together a collection of his previous and favourite stage work. However, do not let this put you off, for I would strongly predict that there is something new to be seen for even the most die-hard fan.
Derren Brown, “the nation’s favourite dark manipulator of magic and mind control”, will perform his latest stage show, DERREN BROWN: UNDERGROUND at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre, London, for a strictly limited season of 35 performances only from 11 September to until 14 October 2017. Direct from a sell-out national tour, UNDERGROUND features a collection of some of the very best of his …
Well, it is, but the only bits I recognised were the first act pact with the devil and the final scene, because for his arresting production of Doctor Faustus, director Jamie Lloyd allowed the soggy middle of Marlowe’s original to be ripped out and replaced by a snappy modern text from Colin Teevan in which Faustus is a tricksy stage magician, like Derren Brown with charisma, adored by a youthful and pervy fan base.
A lot is written about the theatre every week — not just reviews, of course, but also preview features, interviews and “think” pieces. Keeping track of them all is a hard task. I try to tweet links to features that particularly catch my eye. Here is my weekly feature linking to some of the best ones from both sides of the pond.
Another week of big openings ahead means I won’t be getting to everything even if I wanted to (and right now I am still trying to take it easier than I used to), let alone playing catch-up on what I missed when I was incapacitated after my recent double rounds of surgery! Here are the main openings of the week to look out for, followed by my current Top 10.
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