New 2006 tour and International Magic Convention

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.

    March 2006

    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)

    April 2006

    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)

    May 2006

    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.

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