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Posted by Derren Brown News February 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride as the acknowledged master of psychological illusion comes to the West End with his brand new show DERREN BROWN: SVENGALI.

Following a 73 date national tour SVENGALI will reside at the Shaftesbury Theatre, from June 8 – July 16 2011.

Tickets go on sale Friday 11 Feb.

Derren, who professes that he loves writing and performing on stage more than anything else, promises Londoners an evening of mind-melting based around audience participation.

“More than that I wouldn’t want to say”, he says. “I ask audiences to keep the contents of the show a secret so as not to spoil it for others, and I have to do the same. But I hope it’s fun and freaky and a great night out”.

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.

On stage as well as on TV Derren is in a class of his own, exhilarating audiences with his unique brand of intelligent and theatrical entertainment. His Mind Control, Trick of the Mind, Trick or Treat and Events programmes have garnered rave reviews and awards. His specials have provoked much controversy and acclaim and further consolidated his reputation as a performer prepared to constantly challenge and break boundaries. He has also received much praise for his best-selling books, Tricks of the Mind and Confessions of a Conjuror. He has also enjoyed considerable success in America, when his show Derren Brown: Mind Control, was screened on NBC’s Sci-Fi Channel. In Jan 2011 Channel 4 celebrated ten years of Derren Brown on TV with Behind The Mischief, an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary, followed by the best ever Derren Brown special as chosen by his fans online – a fitting tribute to the man and his amazing talents.


Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue

June 8th to July 16th
6 shows per week

Prices £50-00 to £25-00 + Booking fees
Phone Booking: 020 7379 5399
Performance times: 7-30pm
Online address:

The performance is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

February 10, 2011 at 10:49 am
Ryan says:

This is fantastic news! Good luck Derren.

February 10, 2011 at 10:49 am
Scott says:

I will be happy to buy a ticket, but could someone by me a plane ticket so I can get to England?

February 10, 2011 at 10:52 am
sarah says:

Are you sorting anything out for manchester??? only the nearest place to us you’re playing is Liverpool and i dont really fancy sittin with a bunch of scousers for a night! (no offence people) 🙂 x

February 10, 2011 at 11:13 am
Sabina says:

Yay! At last London dates, how exciting.

I couldn’t wait and already have a ticket for Woking but will be after front row at Shaftesbury for sure!!


February 10, 2011 at 11:40 am

I wish I could be there. It’s a long way from Denmark.

February 10, 2011 at 11:52 am
Berber Anna says:

Scott, where are you at? If you’re in Europe, plane tickets aren’t that expensive if you fly Easyjet or RyanAir.

February 10, 2011 at 11:54 am
Paulina says:

Yes! I was waiting for London so much!!! 😀 See you there! 😀

February 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm
Paulina says:

Scott, Lars – I live in Poland yet I’m planning to go to London to see Svengali live 😉 I’m sure it’s worth to do it ;D

February 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm
HannahHannah says:

Tickets are on sale already! I have some – hurrah!

February 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm
Scott says:

Berber Anna – On a tropical island in South East Asia 🙂
Easy Jet don’t cone out this far 🙁
But if you want to donate to me – you can 🙂

February 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Yep….tickets are on sale NOW!!!! Just bought front row seats for the opening night….. yay!!

February 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm
Emma Powell says:

We got tickets!

February 10, 2011 at 6:42 pm
Rose says:

I’m so relieved. My other half wants to move back to Australia, and I said, not before we see Derren again (we saw Enigma last year)! I’m considering re-organising some meetings tomorrow so I can be first to book tickets.

February 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Many congratulations – looking forward to seeing it in March.

February 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm
Elise says:

Derren is THE MAN! Can’t wait til I see the show on tv…..i know…..a while away yet, lol. I couldn’t actually go and see it though…..I feel sick just thinking about it. I think I would actually faint. Sad, hahaha! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

February 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I’m sure it will be up to the usual high standard – I can’t wait!!!!

February 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm
enya says:

oh is there any chance you will be setting any dates in ireland only my dad would be happy to get me a ticket to the show but not the just not the whole way england to see it 🙁 Im sure im not the only person who would go to se you 🙂

– We’re working on Ireland for 2012, no details yet – Phillis

February 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm
docLogo says:

Derren, would you PLEASE come to the US and do some shows.

February 11, 2011 at 11:39 am
Lorraine Adams says:

Have just booked front row tickets for June 24th. So excited and petrified at the same time. Cant wait to see the great Derren Brown.

February 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm
Kev says:

I wonder why the show isn’t suitable for children under 12 years old. So Derren can curse freely? XD

February 11, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Mark says:

Anyone got a spare bed and I’ll come over and have a peek?

February 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm
Elise says:


After 3 failed attemps with 2 different credit cards and 1 phone call, me and my friend got tickets for July 16th!

I am SO excited! I can’t wait!

*happy dance*

February 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm
enya says:

aw lovely to hear youre working on it 🙂

February 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm
Paulina says:

Why, oh why Shaftesbury Theatre does not post tickets abroad??? Aghrrrr 🙁

February 11, 2011 at 11:20 pm
Elise says:

Paulina: they don’t need to, you can just pick them up on the day of the show 🙂

February 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm
Chris says:

Great news, I managed to get tickets for 16th July…

February 12, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Paulina says:

Elise – can I? Really??? OMG, that’s awsome! 😀 Thank you for that information! 🙂

February 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm
George says:

Whats wrong with Manchester….oooo dont answer that. But it would be nice to see you in the sunny north and not just Liverpool. Not that there is anything wrong with Liverpool….its all high pitched and squeaky though.

February 12, 2011 at 10:13 pm
Phillis says:

– They will hold them at the box office for collection – Phillis

February 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm
steven says:

I just got my tickets can not wait but will sadly have to.i just hope its not derren with a deck of cards:p saying that he will probably teach me a thing or two.all the best

February 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm
frustration says:

How fast do they send the tickets from Shaftesbury Theatre? It says on the website that it might be only 10 days before the show… But do they usually send them faster?

I don’t have a credit card so I can’t pay with my own credit card – which is needed when getting the tickets at the box office. And they don’t send the tickets abroad (where I live). My last chance seems to be to get the tickets sent to my cousin (who lives in Britain) and ask her to send them to me. But if they send them only 10 days before the show, it might be too late for my cousin to get them sent to me. 🙁

February 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm
Michael says:

Royal Circle front row on opening night booked!!

Finally will get the chance to see first hand if Derren is, in fact, a witch.

February 15, 2011 at 10:47 am
Bhups says:

You are a Bad Ass! and you Know It!

February 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm
David says:

Anyone know when the new store launches? I really want to buy a Svengali poster! Looks so cool!

Msg from Abeo: Very soon! 🙂

February 21, 2011 at 12:44 am
Vanessa says:

I wish I could go 🙁 I hope he does some shows here in the US!!! I would just die! <3 Derren! And woohoo to all the lucky people that get to go!! 😀

May 14, 2011 at 12:20 am
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May 27, 2011 at 6:10 pm
Knock_out says:

Have tickets fore juli… Can`t wait to see your show… Enigma ruled last year so my expectations are high. 🙂
greetings from Norway 😀

June 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm
Miranda Holman says:

Came to watch the Svengali show last night, absolutely brilliant and very funny.