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Posted by Derren Brown News April 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

“Derren Brown has tonight collected the second Olivier Award of his career, winning for his mind-boggling West End hit Svengali in the Best Entertainment and Family Award category.

The entertainer and master of psychological trickery was first recognised by the most prestigious of theatre awards in 2006 for his second West End outing Something Wicked This Way Comes. Since then the television star has appeared on stage in shows Mind Reader – An Evening Of Wonders and Derren Brown – Enigma before returning with Svengali, arguably his darkest show to date, last summer.

When it was announced earlier this year that the show will return to the West End for a limited run this July, Brown spoke of his love of performing in the theatre, saying: “I enjoy the stage shows more than anything else. 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.”

Audiences were indeed baffled by the unbelievable tricks and wonders on show in Svengali, but also thoroughly entertained by Brown’s natural showmanship that had the audience not only shaking with fear but with laughter too.

The acclaimed production was co-written by Brown and long-term collaborators Iain Sharkley and Stephen Long, and directed by Polly Findlay.”

Via Olivier Awards

April 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm
Paul Harrison says:

Absolutely fantastic news to Derren and all of the team concerned.
Can’t wait to see Svengali again, this time in Wolverhampton next month knowing that I’m watching an award winning show.
Once again, congratulations and keep up the amazing work you are all doing. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

April 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm
Sandra Magner says:

A trully worthy winner of this award, a man whom has the abilty to entise and entrigue you no matter what your beliefs are. He certainly gets my vote as he has captured my soul my mind and heart on so many occasion, he deserves more then just an award he deserves to be kinghted. He is an truly oustanding performer. And any one lucky enough to meet him, be in his presence or be lucky enough to attend his shows should consider themselves very lucky. I adore you to bits Derren your tweets your shows bring so much joy to my life even on days I feel I just can’t smile. You certainly captivated my heart and soul. Well done on this award.

April 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm
Kirsty says:

Fantastic show, wonderful man deserves more recognition than an award, UK need to do a walk of fame like Hollywood and the 1st person to be put on it should be Derren well done sir 🙂

April 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm
Thistooshallpass says:

Congratulations to everyone and I can’t wait to see the show again this year xx

April 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm
roz says:

outstanding. they should just rename it “the derren award.” 😀

April 17, 2012 at 2:12 am
Fearglic says:

Big congrats

April 17, 2012 at 3:04 am

Congratulations Derren! You deserve it. I’m totally not surprised. Cheers!

April 17, 2012 at 7:49 am
Jenny says:

Congratulations to Derren and the entire team!

April 17, 2012 at 11:14 am
Phil Baines says:

Congratulations dezza. I personally enjoyed Svengali lots when in Liverpool. I think the majority of the audience there didn’t get it though!

April 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

To make any man’s life feel great, a word of thanks goes a long way in comforting their soul. You’re a man who I know is in continual receival of thanks and for advice. To receive another prestigious award just proves all those people right. You’ve came a long way from you first graced my TV screen 10yr ago. I couldn’t believe how much you kept growing the shows and awe. It’s become a bit of an obsession but I’m currently doing my best to just appreciate what I’ve seen and hope that one day I find a better understanding of it all, and that I don’t seem like an obsessed twat but rather an admirer of what I’ve seen since the beginning. From the very first advert I saw, I seen the most intelligent man I know to be alive. Very well done D. Hope to afford another ticket for London venue. x

April 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

To the team as well.. You all make everything Derren does, fantastic as ever. Well done guy and girls. Make this winter another Derren winter. Best wishes. x

April 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Stefan says:

Wow. Congratulations to Derren and his whole team. Well deserved 🙂

April 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm
meandering sums says:

Congrats to Derren and crew, particularly co-writer Iain Sharkey. Learning of his story on Behind the Mischief was truly inspiring. That’s one incredible career path to have taken, and I can’t help but to respect it thoroughly.

April 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm
alan says:

Well done son. You’ve made a happy man feel very old.

April 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm
spiderabc1 says:

: ) Congratulations to all at Brown Towers and everyone ever involved with Svengali. (Seeing it in a few days)

April 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm
Chirag Maher says:

Brilliant! Big congratulations Derren, you deserve it. Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to see you on tour again or a future TV show. Really happy you got this award!

April 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm
James Johnson says:

Congrats Derren!

April 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm
Mags says:

Huge congratulations – a worthy win. Saw the show in Cardiff, and it was great fun (and totally took me in, gah!!)

April 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm
Sabrina says:

He is so amazing, fascinating shows definetly another deserved award! Well done!

April 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm
Ewen says:

Saw the 20/4 in Glasgow, outstanding yet again, audience was blown away. I feel sorry for younger guys trying to build a career as mentalists/psychological illusionists, not a snowball’s chance of a TV career as long as Derren’s around. Congratulations to all involved. What’s next!

May 16, 2012 at 12:16 am
ellie blackburn says:

congratulations! i am trying to nominate derren for a knight hood but i dont know how. he deffo deserves it though

May 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm
antonia parry says:

New to this but just wanted to say well done to Derren for amazing show despite feeling ill. Hope he gets some time off to recover!

May 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm
Pearl says:

Derren Brown is real ‘magic’ – unbelievable showmanship!

May 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm
amanda says:

massive congrats on the BAFTA

June 6, 2012 at 9:48 am
Moin says:

Best wishes Derren! You are entitled to it. I’m completely not amazed.

June 8, 2012 at 8:41 am
L W says:

Well done on the award! I just finished watching Enigma on YouTube. It was a great show! I hope you gave that lady her bag back though…

June 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm
Chris Simpson says:

Would like to say a HUGE thank you to Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and to Derren and his team for the VIP tickets to come and see the show on 18th July!! We are so looking forward to it!!

July 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm
Chris Powell says:

I love you Derren I’ve seen all of your shows and read all of your books.

September 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

Congratulations, thoroughly well deserved.
Best Wishes

September 6, 2012 at 10:05 am
elissa says:

Congratulations Derren, You deserved the award, You are amazing and I wish I could do half of what you do, I have never missed a series of your shows and loved the bank robbery episode, Just goes to show what the human mind is capable of!! Keep it up just amazing skills!!!! Wish I could learn I’d be a very rich girl!!