You can see him in action at the Nottingham Theater Royal on June 14 and 18 for what should be a pair of unforgettable performances.
The content of Showman remains a closely guarded secret, but Derren revealed, “The heart of the show is about remembering what’s important. Like how the very things we find most isolating in life – our fears and struggles – actually connect us. Framed with what I think are extraordinary displays of my voodoo”.
He added: “Strangely, the pre-Covid show was, at its heart, about how the hard things in life that we feel isolate us, actually tend to bring us together and are the very things we share. . And then the lockdown happened, which was an oddly literal play on that theme.
“So while the benefit of the extra time allowed us to rework the show a bit and change some aspects of it, its core remained the same.” Derren’s 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 solo show in theater history. .
For more information on ticket availability for performances, you can visit www.trch.co.uk