19th September, 2009
- Derren's new show The Events is a four-part long series that started on Wednesday night where Derern pursuades the British population
that he can predict the 9th September lottery result live on TV.
The next three episodes feature Derren trying to 'Control the Nation', 'be a Psychic Spy' and 'Beating the Casino'.
- I've done a little write up about The Events. Hope you enjoy.
21st March 2008
- Again, more than a little while since the last update. I've updated the TV programmes page, products page and spruced a couple of things up.
- Derren released a book intended for the general public, titled Tricks of the Mind. This is what the man himself says about his latest book:
"Magic isn't about fakes and switches and dropping coins into your lap. It's about entering into a relationship with a person whereby you can lead him, economically and deftly, to experience an event as magical" - Derren Brown
Told with humour and honesty, Tricks of the Mind reveals:
- the techniques of several mystifying magic tricks
- Brown's personal views on religion and atheism.
- the mix of honesty and trickery that magic demands
- what goes into his ground-breaking television work
- the truth behind practices such as the Ouija Board
- the paranormal industry, exposes a few charlatans and looks at why some of us feel the need to believe in it in the first place...
- memory techniques, hypnosis and Neurolinguistic Programming
- how to read clues and spot lies in people's behaviour
To purchase Tricks of the Mind one should visit Amazon or other good booksellers.
- Derren's now touring. See below for his tour dates. In addendum to the national tour, Derren has also extended Mind Reader - An Evening Of Wonders to include a West End stint from 2nd May to 7th June inclusive at the Garrick Theatre.
Tuesday 26th: Epsom, Playhouse (01372 742226)
Wednesday 27th: Epsom, Playhouse (01372 742226)
Thursday 28th: Epsom, Playhouse (01372 742226)
Friday 29th: Epsom, Playhouse (01372 742226)
Monday 3rd: Norwich, Theatre Royal (01603 630000)
Tuesday 4th: Norwich, Theatre Royal (01603 630000)
Thursday 6th: Grimsby, Auditorium (0870 060 2331)
Friday 7th: Grimsby, Auditorium (0870 060 2331)
Sunday 9th: Newcastle, Theatre Royal (0191 232 2061)
Tuesday 11th: Belfast, Waterfront (0289 033 4400)
Wednesday 12th: Dublin, Olympia (00 353 1 679 3323)
Thursday 13th: Dublin, Olympia (00 353 1 679 3323)
Friday 14th: Dublin, Olympia (00 353 1 679 3323)
Monday 17th: Buxton, Opera House (0845 127 2190)
Tuesday 18th: Buxton, Opera House (0845 127 2190)
Wednesday 19th: Dartford, The Orchard (01322 220000)
Thursday 20th: Dartford, The Orchard (01322 220000)
Friday 21st: Torquay, Princess Theatre (0870 241 4120)
Sunday 23rd: Southampton, Mayflower (02380 711811)
Monday 24th: Hastings, White Rock (01424 462288)
Tuesday 25th: Basingstoke, The Anvil (01256 844244)
Wednesday 26th: Worthing, Pavilion (01903 206206)
Thursday 27th: Worthing, Pavilion (01903 206206)
Friday 28th: Poole, Lighthouse (0870 066 8701)
Saturday 29th: Poole, Lighthouse (0870 066 8701)
Monday 31st: Derby, Assembly Rooms (01332 255800)
Tuesday 1st: Derby, Assembly Rooms (01332 255800)
Thursday 3rd: Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall ()
Friday 4th: Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall ()
Friday 11th: Reading, Hexagon (0118 960 6060)
Saturday 12th: Reading, Hexagon (0118 960 6060)
Sunday 13th: Swansea, Grand (01792 475715)
Monday 14th: Swansea, Grand (01792 475715)
Tuesday 15th: Southend, Cliffs Pavilion (01702 351135)
Friday 18th: Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre (01902 429212)
Saturday 19th: Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre (01902 429212)
Wednesday 23rd: Leicester, De Montfort Hall (0116 233 3111)
Thursday 24th: Blackpool, Opera House (0844 856 1111)
Monday 28th: Truro, Hall for Cornwall (01872 262466)
Tuesday 29th: Truro, Hall for Cornwall (01872 262466)
28th November 2005
- I haven't bothered to update for a while now, so let's see what the old man has been up to...
For starters Derren was a special guest at the 34th International Magic Convention where he gave an interview, showed some clips of his new series and did a question and answers session. But less about Derren, I want to talk about Arthur Trace. His presentation of his Sunday piece was brilliant and
performance captivating. Are you listening Channel 4/5? Brilliant. I also loved Kostya Kimlet's competition piece - for me he was
the most memorable and is someone I'd like to see more of. Wow, he has a personality, something, for me at least, was not present throughout some
of the other routines. Shame he didn't win. I must admit, however, during the change over time my friend and I were having bets as to whether the next routine
to come would be a cups and balls or coin routine. I could have cried. It maybe technically challenging but it's boring, boring, boring.
Right, got that out of my system!
Derren has announced the dates for his 2006 tour, however, it must be stressed that this is the same show
as he toured with last year. The dates have been directly lifted from Derren's site, so for visit there for terms, conditions,
more accurate information and some sort of albatross subliminal curse that will make you wet the bed during full moons.
21st: Weston Super Mare, Playhouse (01934 645544)
22nd: Weston Super Mare, Playhouse (01934 645544)
23rd: Stoke, Victoria Halls (01782 213800)
24th: Derby, Assembly Rooms (01332 255800)
25th: Grimsby, Auditorium (01472 311311)
26th: Blackpool, Grand (01253 290190)
2nd: Cambridge, Corn Exchange (01223 357851)
6th: Felixstowe, Spa Pavilion (01394 282126)
7th: Gravesend, Woodville Halls (01474 337459)
8th: Newport, Riverfront (01633 656757)
11th: High Wycombe, Swan (01494 512000)
13th: Swindon, Wyvern Theatre (01793 524481)
15th: Clacton, Princes Theatre (01255 422958)
18th: Reading, Hexagon (0118 960 6060)
20th: Warwick, Arts Centre (02476 523734)
21st: Warwick, Arts Centre (02476 523734)
23rd: Lowestoft, The Marina Theatre (01502 533200)
26th: Lewisham, Broadway Theatre (0208 690 0002)
27th: Lewisham, Broadway Theatre (0208 690 0002)
28th: Poole, Lighthouse (01202 685222)
29th: Weymouth, Pavilion (01305 783225)
30th: Windsor, Theatre Royal (01753 853888)
2nd: Fareham, Ferneham Hall (01329 231942)
4th: Hayes, Beck Theatre (0208 561 8371)
5th: Dorking, Halls (01306 881717)
6th: Plymouth, Pavilions (01752 229922)
7th: Southampton, Mayflower Theatre (02380 711811)
8th: Peterborough, Broadway Theatre (01733 316100)
9th: Wimbledon, New Wimbledon Theatre (0870 060 6646)
10th: Southend, Cliffs Pavilion (01702 351135)
12th: Carlisle, Sands Centre (01228 625222)
14th: Aberdeen, Music Hall (01224 641122)
15th: Dundee, Caird Hall (01382 434940)
16th: Halifax, Victoria Theatre (01422 351158)
17th: Sheffield, City Hall (01142 789789)
18th: Southport, Theatre (0870 607 7560)
19th: Llandudno, North Wales Theatre (01492 872000)
20th: Ashton Under Lyne, Tameside Hippodrome (0161 308 3223)
22nd: Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre (01227 787787)
23rd: Swansea, Grand Theatre (01792 475715)
Derren was busy filming his third series of Trick of the Mind during his West End run and is set to air during about March of next year, to coincide with his national tour.
There has also been some media coverage of Derren's fifth... is it his fifth...? special, which will be The Heist and will be probably
have something to do with a Derren Brown Motivation group and a bank robbery. Throw in some aspects of Cypher and you may be 5% closer to what may
actually be going on... or you could visit here for more information. The Heist is set to air in December.
6th August 2005
- Pah. So much for letting this site come to an end! Currently people keep asking me to make websites for them and I,
unwisely, agree; only problem is that lack of content from some - you all know who you are - so in a moment of madness
I redesigned the site... again. I haven't decided if I like it of not. If you don't, tough.
- Any news on the Derren front? No idea. If you are really interested, have a wade through the drivel currently
circulating on the dbforum. What's that smell, you ask? Apathy.
29th June 2005
- I have been very busy lately and I was going to let this site come to it's natural end, but I hate out of date sites and therefore I've updated
it. There are quite a few extra articles in the interviews section, as well as the latest radio interview files. I've also added a few extra pieces to the
My Thoughts section.
- I have also made a site for the Fanbook Spasm gave Derren. For more details visit Fanbook.co.uk.
- Derren has also got his new Flash site up and running. To visit, click here
20th May 2005
- Derren left this message on his forum. I think it is set to air at 10pm.
"Apologies for not letting you guys know sooner - we haven't had a minute. "The Gathering" is Derren's new special
and goes out on the 29th May on C4. It is a recording of a special live performance, which is made up largely of parts
of the first half of last year's stage show (for anyone who saw it). Will anyone who was involve please refrain from
posting ANY details about the show until it's been broadcast - thank you!
Derren has been rehearsing it, and recorded it, on his days off from the tour. He doesn't stop.
Hope you like it."
29th April 2005
- It has arrived. It's finally here. Inside Your Ears: A Derren Brown Fanthology has been compiled by
Mr. Twain and can be freely downloaded from InsideYourEars.co.uk
The CD is absolutely fantastic and actually rather addictive. It has been on repeat for several days on my computer already.
Even my song is on there - my mother will be so proud (or maybe not).
The CD art work was produced by Single Serving Jack. He is a fantastic artist and has just made a website
SingleServingJack.com where it is possible to buy original and prints of his brilliant work.
- Those of you who have visited my site before may have noticed something a little different. What is it, what is it? Is it bugging you
yet? OK, I relent; I have updated the style of the website. It wasn't too aesthetically pleasing before and looked as though it been stuck in an
eighty's time warp. Hopefully this format should be easier on the eyes as well as easier to navigate. Please don't complain about a lack of a
new photos page; I still need to write that. I also need to write a lab report and revise for my exams so the photos page may not be updated for
a little while. Oh, I'm sure all you teenage girly fans are devastated. If this news has left you feeling suicidal, please contact the
- The Trick of the Mind DVD has been released and can be purchased from all good DVD retailers. Come on, you know where to go, I'm not
providing any more free advertising.
- Continue watching E4 at 10.30pm on Mondays and Channel Four on Fridays at 9.30 for the current series of Trick of the Mind II.
9th April 2005
- Derren's new series, Trick of the Mind is set to preview on E4 on the 11th April and
will be shown on Channel Four on the 15th April. I'm sure this new series will be excellent, especially
given its large budget, so expect some larger effects and some well known faces; be sure to tune in.
3rd March 2005
- Members of Derren's Official Forum are producing a CD which
has a general DB theme running through it. Visit here for
more details or here for the thread. More
details about where to download the final article and track listings will follow shortly.
12th February 2005
- An old interview by the Sunday Herald has been added to the Interviews Page.
Also an Andy Nyman interview has been added. Andy Nyman is one of Derren's co-writers and creator and directs Derren's
stage shows as well. He is a very talented mentalist in his own right; please be sure to visit
1st February 2005
- Derren will be performing in the Comic Aid Tsunami Relief Concert, at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith, London on 22
February. I think the tickets sold out in 16 minutes but don't worry if you weren't quick enough and are not prepared to
pay an extortionate amount on eBay for a CHARITY event, it will be televised sometime in the not so distance future.
- It has been announced that Derren will be a guest on Parkinson, Saturday 26th February on ITV1. No doubt he will
perform a few 'impromptu' effects - don't miss it!
- I'm not sure if it has been officially announced but Amazon are pre-ordering Derren Brown - Trick of the Mind
DVD. The release date is said to be 18th April 2005.
9th January 2005
- Happy New Year everyone! A new year should bring about new beginnings and changes, so they say, so I have added
a new section to the site, called My Thoughts. I hope to fill it with my thoughts,
experiences and various aspects of magic and maybe a little about Derren (well, it's a website about him so he must
I realised that my views on magic had changed somewhat since making this site and that I didn't have a section to
express them, so the new page has sprung up from the proverbial woodwork (or some hidden place in my frontal lobe,
you decide!). I've written a few pieces already and they will be put there hopefully when time is a little more
permitting. I also have many more ideas for pieces I want to write. I have no idea why I want to write but I just
have this feeling of wanting to, probably to clarify my thinking process on my latest change of direction.
For the time being however, I have put my views about Derren Borwn: Messiah on the new page as I realised
that if I didn't do it soon it would never get done. Please feel free to nag me about getting work done anytime you
like; sometimes I need a kick start to get me going!
27th December 2004
- Christmas has been and gone and the end of the year is nearly approaching, so I send a rather belated
message of Merry Christmas and wish you all a very Happy and prosperous New Year. I hope you all had a
fantastic time, received all the presents you hope for and enjoyed a well earned break (and I'm sure even
Derren managed to fit one day off in his unrelenting schedule).
The year has past with such swiftness I feel as though I have been caught in pocket of space-time
which has warped several times around me, tied in a knot and swung around in a sling shot. The past
year has provided many happy as well as a few sad times, as I'm sure is the case for everyone, but we
must retain and relish the better times and try to build on the all the other less happy times. We must
also look ahead into the future and all do our part in making the world a better place; it may seem hard
at times but if we each do a little then on the larger scale it will have a more forceful impact.
- And on the note of looking forward to the new year, I urge you all to keep your diaries free for the 7th
January as Channel Four will be showing another one-off special - Derren Brown: Messiah.
Derren left this message on his official forum:
"Hello, hope you all are fine and dandy. There has been talk of a new special and a series, so I'll let
you know all I can at the moment. I've just filmed a special which is currently due to air on Jan 7th, and am
also working on the next series, which is due to insult you in your spacious living rooms or trendy converted
open-plan warehouse lofts some time around April.
Can't tell you much about the special yet, but there's already been some inaccurate speculation in the Daily
Mail as to what it is. They're way off the mark, bless 'em. So if you read that, don't take it at all seriously.
Have a happy Crimbo, and I hope you all get what you want. I have several thousand copies of the last dvd going cheap.
PS Read some scandalous nonsense about me having a break before Christmas. I wish."
He has also been quoted as saying
"I'm not a Messiah: that's the point of the show. But could I be?"
The details of what is exactly going to be featured in the show are rather sketchy and are for the moments
probably being kept under lock and key with 24 hour surveillance, but I'm sure nearer the date a few details
will be leaked to the press to ensure a national outcry complete with a switch-board meltdown number of complaints
to ensure Derren's national record is upheld and his Photoshop-edited satanic portrait is spread across the national
press all in time for his new tour. Oh, where is Max Clifford when you need him?
Personally, I can see several routes the programme may take, all of which formulated to provide a controversial
path and possible uneasy viewing for those who may not have "questioned their belief system", to use Derren's word's
of wisdom. A few years ago (or was it longer, the years seem to merge) I reached the age where I began to question
the common conceptions of religion and have spent many an hour debating with my mother therefore I will probably find
the programme interesting on several levels but I can also see others being hugely offended, so if you are someone with
a nervous disposition, I urge you not to watch the programme, instead make several calls to Channel Four and the
Broadcasting Standards Commision. And if you ask nicely I may even provide a template so you can write to Ofcom instead.
Humm... I wonder what effects he will perform? Feed the five thousand with his sleeves rolled up? Make a man blind
then make him see? Or even transfigurate!? No, seriously, I will really look forward to the 7th (as well as the newspapers
the next day).
22nd November 2004
- The dates for Derren's 2005 Live Tour have been announced.
The following has been taken directly from Derren's official website.
For more up to date and accurate information please visit there.
SPRING TOUR : BRAND NEW SHOW FOR 2005!
Spring tour dates have now been announced - check the date for the venue nearest to you below.
Please note that publication of the tour itinerary on this website does not denote that the date is
as yet on sale - each theatre has its own policy for launching dates for sale to the public, so please be patient.
For ticket prices and times please contact the individual venue.
The performance is not suitable for children under 12 years. All dates may be subject to change and
additional dates may be added.
20th: BRIGHTON Theatre Royal(08700 606650)
21st: STOKE ON TRENT Victoria Hall (01782 213800)
22nd: KINGS LYNN Corn Exchange (01553 764864)
24th: CROYDON Fairfield (0208 688 9291)
27th: HASTINGS White Rock Theatre (08701 690108)
30th: PORTSMOUTH Guildhall (02392 824355)
31st: SALISBURY City Hall (01722 327676)
1st: NORTHAMPTON Derngate (01604 624811)
2nd: NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall (0115 989 5555)
3rd: HULL New Theatre (01482 226655)
4th: DARLINGTON Civic Theatre (01325 486555)
5th: BRADFORD St Georges Hall (01274 432000)
8th: DUBLIN Olympia Theatre (01782 213800)
9th: BELFAST Waterfront Hall (02890 334400)
10th: LIVERPOOL Empire Theatre (0870 606 3536)
11th: MANCHESTER Lowry (0870 787 5790)
12th: BUXTON Opera House (0845 127 2190)
13th: HIGH WYCOMBE Swan (01494 512000)
14th: CRAWLEY The Hawth (01293 553636)
16th: STEVENAGE Concert Hall (08700 131030)
17th: CHATHAM Central Theatre (01634 338338)
19th: TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall (01892 530613)
20th: LEICESTER De Montfort Hall (0116 233 3111)
21st: BIRMINGHAM Alexandra Theatre (0870 607 7533)
22nd: BIRMINGHAM Alexandra Theatre (0870 607 7533)
23rd: BARNSTAPLE Queens Theatre (01271 324242)
25th: TRURO Hall for Cornwall (01872 262466)
27th: SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion (01702 351135)
30th: WORTHING Pavilion (01903 206206)
1st: OXFORD New Theatre (0870 606 3500)
2nd: TORQUAY Princess Theatre (0870 241 4120)
4th: DARTFORD Orchard (01322 220000)
6th: READING Hexagon (0118 960 6060)
8th: WOKING Ambassadors (01483 545900)
10th: CARDIFF St Davids Hall (02920 878444)
11th: ST ALBANS Arena (01727 844488)
13th: SKEGNESS Embassy Centre (01754 768333)
14th: YORK Grand Opera House (01904 671818)
15th: SUNDERLAND Empire (0870 602 1130)
21st: EASTBOURNE Congress Theatre (01323 412000)
22nd: BRISTOL Hippodrome (0870 607 7500)
23rd: IPSWICH Regent (01473 433100)
24th: NORWICH Theatre Royal (01603 630000)
26th: EDINBURGH Festival Theatre (0131 529 6000)
27th: GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall (0141 353 8000)
17th November 2004
- The Interviews Page has been updated with questions
answered by Derren through TV Magic.co.uk. Members of the
public were invited to pose questions to Derren for the launch of the fantastic website which has
background information, interviews and exclusive products from television magicians. There is also
a Magicians' Only area where magic related products can be purchased. Have a look: it's a great website!
23rd September 2004
- The Links Page has been updated to include links to interesting magic websites.
18th September 2004
- During the 14th to 16th September 2004 Derren kindly gave up a lot of his time to answer questions from the
members of The Magic Cafe. Visit
Magic Cafe Interview to see the complete transcript. Some of his answers are very interesting and provide an
insight into his unique thinking on the broad subject of magic.
19th August 2004
- Great news! Derren fans will be pleased to hear that they will not have to wait until the
autumn of 2005 to see Derren live on tour as the schedule has now changed so it will start around spring 2005
and finish with a West End run around June.
6th August 2004
- Michael Vine, Derren's manager, has said that the both Russian Roulette and the Sťance
specials should soon be released on DVD, possibly along with the latest series Trick of the Mind.
- For those of you who are interested in Derren's art work then there are new lithographic prints in A1 and
A3 size now available from his official website. The A1 prints cost £250 while the A3 prints cost £50. Although
expensive, they're still cheaper than previously. If you are interested, then please check out his site where
previews can be seen.
- For those of you who saw Derren's amazing tour or on his three week stint in the West End's Palace Theatre
then you will be pleased to hear that a completely new show is being planned for around September 2005.
- Derren is currently filming a new series for Channel Four.