Derren Brown set to wow Sunderland Empire crowds

Master of mind control and illusion Derren Brown is heading to Sunderland.

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 1:26 pm
Derren Brown

Derren will be touring the UK with Showman, his first new live show for six years, with a date at Sunderland Empire from Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 September 2021.

This will be followed by a mammoth eight-month second leg of the tour from March 2022 – October 2022.

The Showman performances will be some of the first at the theatre after it reopens its doors post-Lockdown on Thursday, September 2, for What’s Love Got To Do With It? A tribute to Tina Turner.

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The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret but Derren has revealed: “The heart of the show is about remembering what’s important. Like how the very things that we find most isolating in life - our fears and difficulties - actually connect us. Framed with what I think will be some extraordinary demonstrations of my voodoo”.

He adds: “Strangely, the show pre-Covid was, at its heart, about how the tough things in life that we feel isolate us, tend in fact to bring us together, and be the very things that we share. And then lockdown happened, which was a strangely literal playing out of that theme. So although the benefit of extra time has allowed us to re-work the show a little and change some aspects of it, its heart has remained the same”.

Derren’s live shows have won him two prestigious Olivier Awards – for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012) 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 every year since 2003 to over 1.6M people.

Previous shows, Infamous, (2013, 2014), Miracle (2015, 2016) and Underground (2017, 2018) have also enjoyed critically acclaimed seasons in London’s West End. In 2017 he made an award-winning US stage debut at the Atlantic Theater in New York with Derren Brown: Secret, which transferred to Broadway, enjoying a sell-out season at the Cort Theatre, New York until Jan 2020.

Tickets available from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland*

*Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your standard network charge. Booking fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.

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