Derren Brown Live
Derren Brown Live was Derren’s first stage show which began at the Tobacco Factory Theatre near his home in Bristol, and then grew into a major 2003/4 tour.
I managed to see his show whilst in my first year at university. It was one of the best shows I had ever seen. I remember coming back to my room not understanding reality (at the time I was under the impression it was all ‘psychology and NLP’). By 3am – as any good science graduate would – I had re-run every beat, every off-beat, every misdirection in my head multiple times and I had worked out a way each effect could have been achieved. I was hocked!
By all accounts one or two (I can’t remember) routines where removed from his Tobacco Factory Theatre run – he did the same with his Pure Effect book, but any first editions have the two routines still in them.
A London run concluded the tour at the Palace Theatre. This first stage show was not televised.