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Re: New stage version of The Invisible Man created by Derren Brown is due to premiere in autumn 2022

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Theatre producer PW Productions has announced that the company is developing a new stage production of The Invisible Man, created by the Bafta Award-winning Derren Brown and written by the award-winning Barney Norris. The plan is to premiere the new production in the autumn of 2022 with theatre and booking details to be announced soon.

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NEWS: Derren Brown returns to West End, Underground has 35 performances at Playhouse

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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 …

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DOCTOR FAUSTUS – West End

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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.

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Feature extracts of the week: Jamie Parker, David Morrissey, Johnny Flynn, Derren Brown, Christopher Hampton

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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.

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TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations + this week’s openings (14 Dec)

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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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NEWS: Britain’s Got Talent’s Jamie Raven joins magic rush in West End Illusionists

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THE ILLUSIONISTS – WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE™ – the world’s best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries – comes to London’s West End for the first time, playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre from Saturday 14 November-Sunday 3 January (Press Night: Monday 16 November, 7pm), starring the UK’s hottest magician Jamie Raven. [See also: Do You Believe in Magic in the West End?] Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks, Jamie Raven joins this ground breaking spectacular showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

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NEWS: Derren Brown brings latest live show Miracle to West End

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The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion returns to the West End stage with his new one-man show DERREN BROWN: MIRACLE. Following a sell-out 105-date national tour, Brown brings his unique brand of uplifting, unsettling magical showmanship to the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, 11 November 2015 to 16 January 2016. MIRACLE has a more philosophical flavour and invites audiences to look at ways of thinking that might make us all happier.