by Margret Echeverria

I want you to go see Derren Brown: Secret by Andy Nyman, Derren Brown and Andrew O’Connor directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman now playing at Cort Theatre as soon as possible so that we can talk about it.  If I tell you the “Secret” now, it will spoil it for you. This is not a 1930’s Vaudeville medium show.  The excitement is not reserved only for audience members chosen to directly participate. You can just hang back and Brown will entertain you – unless you are a lizard person – because inviting people onto the stage introduces the tension of tearing open the fabric of the show; and the thrill is seeing Brown turn those ripped seams into impossible demonstrations of controlled illusion.  Okay, I kind of just told you that there is audience participation … and illusion. It may be okay that I told you that.   Shhhh … see Derren Brown: Secret, so that we can be in the club together.

Read full review HERE.

DERREN BROWN: SECRET by Andy Nyman, Derren Brown and Andrew O’Connor; directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman

WITH Derren Brown

Scenic design by Takeshi Kata; lighting design by Ben Stanton; sound design by Jill BC Du Boff; projection by design Caite Hevner; executive producer, Maggie Brohn; production stage manager, Cynthia Cahill; produced by JJ Abrams, Thomas Kail and Jeffrey Seller.

Through January 4, 2020 at Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street, New York, NY, (773) 753-4472.  Run time is two hours and 30 minutes with an intermission.  Tickets.  Please note:  Recommended for 12 + (There is a cerebral nature to the performance and the duration of the show may cause issues with concentration.)  Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.