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TV's Ultimate Showman previews new tour in Medway

Date: 06/08/2008           Category: Arts and Libraries

Master of mind control Derren Brown will perform for five consecutive nights at The Central Theatre in Chatham next spring. The Channel 4 star has selected the venue to preview his 2009/10 theatre show before taking it on a major UK tour, which means that Medway audiences will be the first to experience his latest blend of psychology, illusion and showmanship. One of the country’s most revered live performers, Derren Brown has sold out major venues all over the UK, exhilarating audiences with his unique brand of theatrical entertainment. His Mind Control and Trick of the Mind TV programmes have collected rave reviews as well as numerous awards, and his television specials have provoked much debate, consolidating his reputation as a performer prepared to constantly challenge and break boundaries. Celebrity fans include Stephen Fry, who once declared, “I just want to burn him at the stake and watch his witch’s heart babble”. Tony Hill, Theatres General Manager, said: "We are clearly absolutely delighted that Derren has chosen The Central Theatre to preview his next major national touring show, and that we have been able to secure five consecutive preview performances. The intimate layout of the Central Theatre venue means that, each night, around 900 people will be among the first to witness Derren's incredible skills up close and personal in this brand new show. His two previous appearances here were simply stunning, and both shows sold out within days." The Chatham shows will be the only Kent dates with Derren, and the preview shows take place from Friday, 17 to Tuesday, 21 April at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £23 and £20, and are available from the box office on 01634 338338 or online at www.medway.gov.uk/theatrebooking Please note the performances are not suitable for children under 12 years. ENDS For further details please contact Lisa Caleno on 01634 338308 or email lisa.caleno@medway.gov.uk