Atlantic Theater Company DERREN BROWN - Atlantic Theater Company


DERREN BROWN (Performer, Writer). After abandoning a career in law to develop his skills at psychological magic, his big break came in 1999 when he was asked by Channel 4 to create the television show “Derren Brown: Mind Control,” which was an immediate success when it aired in December 2000. Since then, on stage and television, he has exhilarated audiences world-wide with his unique brand of mind control, suggestion, showmanship and illusion. Having redefined the genre of magic, Derren has become synonymous with the art of psychological manipulation and his television shows have become must-see events, for which he has gained a reputation as a performer prepared to constantly challenge and break down boundaries. He has garnered rave reviews and coveted awards, including the 2012 BAFTA for Best Entertainment for “Derren Brown: The Experiments.” His legendary specials include “Russian Roulette,” “Seance,” “The Heist,” “Hero at 30,000 Feet,” “How to Predict the Lottery” and “Apocalypse.” He has convinced a man to assassinate Stephen Fry and stuck viewers to their sofas through their television sets. Recently in “Pushed To The Edge,” he revealed the psychological secrets of obedience and social compliance with extraordinary results, once again creating passionate debate within the media and dividing opinion up and down the country. His live shows have won him two prestigious Olivier Awards for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012), and numerous nominations. He has played to sold-out houses across the country every year since 2003. His two most recent shows, Infamous, (2013, 2014) and Miracle (2015, 2016) have toured to great success and critical acclaim. He has also received praise for his best-selling books, Derren Brown: Tricks of the Mind and Derren Brown: Confessions of a Conjuror, which have sold over 700,000 copies worldwide. His third book, Happy, made the Top 10 Best Seller’s list and further cemented his reputation as a highly distinctive writer. Derren also enjoys considerable success as an artist. His book Portraits offers a collection of his painted caricatures of famous faces. Since then he has moved into highly accomplished ‘straight’ portraits and street photography and been exhibited at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London. @derrenbrown