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Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue WC2H 8DP
Derren Brown; Svengali
Shaftesbury theatre 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 Shaftesbury Theatre photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 8th Jun 11
Opens 13th Jun 11
Closes 16th Jul 11
Show Times
Mon - Sat 7.30 pm

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A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.




Derren BrownI quote from a blog - uncredited - as it's said better than I could manage....

"In my opinion all great magic no matter where it's performed or by who - is a journey. That's exactly what you get from the Svengali show".

This is worth seeing for everybody who loves magic - and who does not ? – especially when the whole audience is both involved and spellbound.

Remarks heard on the stairs ranged from "No way!" to How did he DO that?" and these were from a sophisticated audience already.

Derren Brown Svengali


There isn't a story - other than it's all about audience participation - "fun and freaky and a great night out". The content is being kept a secret.

Only on for a month so better book straight away if you want to take this rare chance to see a show that has come off a successful sell-out tour - well rehearsed for you.

The Performer Himself - Derren Brown

  • Director - Polly Findlay
  • Design - Will Bowen
  • Lighting - Matt Eagland
  • Sound - Colin Pink
  • Producer - Michael Vine, Andrew O'Connor and Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management

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