Derren Brown brings his brand-new show, Showman – The Live Tour to the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 November fusing theatricality with mind control and psychological illusion in an awe-inspiring new show.

The multi-award-winning master of mind control and illusion, Derren’s first new live show for six years is sure to be a theatrical event not to be missed. 

Derren said: “The show was originally due to open the first day of lockdown, so it’s been a long pause. The thought of finally getting it on the road, let alone seeing a crowd of people in an auditorium… all of that seems bizarre and exciting and extraordinary. It’s going to be a huge treat.”

He added: “My team and I – try to provide a kind of experience you wouldn’t get anywhere else. Not at a play, not at a magic show, not anywhere. That’s always been a driving force. And I try to make the shows about the audience rather than about me. My manager once mentioned that the shows were unusual in that they weren’t all about the magician on stage. I liked that and we now keep that consciously in mind when we put the show together. That’s part of growing up, too: both as a person and as a performer.”

Derren’s live shows have won him two prestigious Olivier Awards – for Something Wicked This Way Comes and Svengali and he has received more Olivier nominations and wins than any other one-man show in theatre history!

He has played to sold-out houses across the country since 2003 to over 1.6 million people. Previous shows, InfamousMiracle and Underground have also enjoyed critically acclaimed seasons in London’s West End. In 2017 he made an award-winning US stage debut at the Atlantic Theatre in New York with Derren Brown: Secret, which subsequently enjoyed a sell-out run at Broadway’s Cort Theatre.

Derren Brown; Showman at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne from Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 November with nightly performances at 7.30pm and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm, tickets priced from £22 – £48 and the show is suitable for ages 12+ to book see or call 01323 412000. Hear an exclusive interview with him at the Eastbourne theatres podcast see