NEWS

DB Store: 2012 Mugs and Signed Brochures In Stock

For those who haven’t seen, the Derren Brown Store reopened at the start of the year.
http://derrenbrown.co.uk/store/

We’ve recently added Signed Svengali Brochures (They’ve all been signed by Derren on their front cover in silver pen). We don’t often get these in stock so if you want one, grab one while you can.

We’ve also got a new limited edition 2012 Svengali mug:

Pop over to the store to check out our other merchandise, including T-Shirts, Posters, DVD’s and more.
http://derrenbrown.co.uk/store/


Svengali returns to the West End for 27 performances only

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE: Novello Theatre, London

“A baffling, bamboozling and beautifully bewitching display of devilry. When it comes to eye-popping illusions Brown is the only game in town”
****Evening Standard

Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride as the acknowledged master of psychological illusion returns to the West End with his 2012 Oliver-nominated show DERREN BROWN: SVENGALI. This is the last chance to see the sell-out live show that has mesmerized the nation, performing in over 150 venues

SVENGALI will reside at the Novello Theatre from July 12 – Aug 11 2012.

Derren, who professes that he loves writing and performing on stage more than anything else, says:

“”I enjoy the stage shows more than anything else. This one is fun, dark, funny, freaky. Live on stage is the best place for what I do: it’s unpredictable, and the audience knows there’s no possibility of judicious editing. Plus we’ve put in new material for this year and the show has grown and changed on the road more than any other.”

Svengali is written by Derren Brown and Iain Sharkey with Stephen Long and produced by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor & Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE: Novello Theatre, London


Last Chance To See Svengali

There are a few tickets still up for grabs at some of the venues for the final leg of the Svengali tour.

Derren’s live shows are immensely popular and often sell out well in advance.

However, we have it on good authority that if you move with the swiftness of an oiled gazelle you stand a good chance of snatching up one of the last remaining tickets for Derren’s mind-warping show.

We’re telling you about it first because you’re a blog reader and we do so love our blog readers.

So get cracking! Tickets are selling like hot cakes on a cold day and when they’re gone; they’re gone.

You can browse the list of venues over on the Svengali Tour page.

Best of luck!


#DBMillion

Derren Brown reaches one million followers on Twitter

****Competition has now closed****

If you follow Derren on Twitter you may be aware by now that he has just passed the one million follower mark.

To celebrate the occasion, DB has devised an ingenious competition with the prize being a trip to The Ivy in London for dinner with Derren.

Watch the video below for full details (Your entry must be made via Twitter, not in the comments below!):

 

****Competition has now closed****

Derren: Number was 758 031 (looked at my Mac and noted time & date when I thought of competition & needed a number. 7:58 on 3 Jan).
Found a few that are close. Will keep looking later & announce winner.


New Portrait – Michael Sheen

‘Michael Sheen’ – acrylic on canvas 2011

I have known Michael for a little while, and recently went to see his Hamlet, directed by Ian Rickson and currently running at the New Vic. It’s phenomenal. Afterwards we had dinner and Michael spoke at length about what he and Ian had done with the play and why. A couple of weeks later we met again, I cooked an appalling piece of chicken and we asked him about his Passion, a mammoth modern unfurling of the Christ story spread across the streets and beaches of Port Talbot (an industrial port and market town where he grew up, and which has also produced Rob Brydon, Anthony Hopkins and Richard Burton). Michael is deeply energised about his work, and if the formula for success is TALENT + ENERGY (as noted by my manager, who added wisely that the formula for stardom is SUCCESS + ATTITUDE) then Michael radiates them powerfully. He’s surely one of the most extraordinary actors of our generation, and possesses a phenomenal creative drive without any of the exhausting ego that normally accompanies mere dull ambition.

So, as I tend to paint people that I know and find extraordinary, I asked if he would mind awfully. A bit over a week later, interrupted by Christmas of course, and tweeted in its various stages, the large (it’s five foot high) portrait above was completed. For those who do not tweet, or for those who do but who might like to see the sequence together, and above all for those who give a jot because they paint and are interested in the process, I shall set it out as best as I can. Here then, is how it came together:

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