“We have reimagined what a night of illusion can be… I think we have liberated the magic show, it’s going to be a glorious thing”, quotes Derren Brown, renowned mentalist and illusionist recognised for his unique brand of magic which helped define the British magical landscape in the early naughties. Televisual feats defying expectation and putting magic on the map! Now crafting his latest stage show Unbelievable – a co-production with the Mercury Theatre Colchester, currently available to experience at the Criterion Theatre, Brown steps back from hosting and instead channels his skill through the charm and charisma of an ensemble of illusionists.
A rugged, broken down interpretation of ‘the magic show’, we’re invited to a few magical, behind the scenes secrets, plenty of audience participation and some of the world’s most famous magical feats. Magical history laced throughout the evening. From Prohibition America to modern day Britain, we’re treated with the joy of magic, Brown constructing an ambitious script never allowing for a dull moment to occur – there’s no doubt the show has an understanding of how to entertain.