Derren Brown Lecture
A radical and new thinker in the world of close-up magic and mentalism. Derren performs forty-five minutes of hardcore mind-reading and close-up hypnosis. Volunteers are slammed into trance-states, achieving bizarre mental connections with each other in some mind blowing routines that are now earning Derren a dynamic reputation. The following effects are performed:
- LIFT: A spectator's arm is immobilised. Then controlled remotely, by the will of another volunteer.
- PLEROPHORIA: A deck of cards is thoroughly shuffled by a spectator yet Derren, while facing away, names each card in order.
- SMOKE: An incredible routine, where a card that has been merely thought of by a spectator, is first named by Derren then disappears from an untouched deck only to impossibly appear...well, wait and see.
- COIN READING AND BENDING: The date and denomination of a volunteer's coin, unseen and untouched by Derren, is identified. Then slowly bent at the will of another volunteer.
- REMINISCENCE: A hypnotised spectator merely thinks of a memory, a number and a picture. All are then perfectly described in immense detail by both Derren and audience members. This mind-blowing routine is Derren at his very best.
The performance is followed by an explanation of Plerophoria and a demonstration of mentally forcing an imaginary card, plus some extremely valuable discussions on presentation and Derren's philosophy of �Invisible Compromise'. An immensely useful video for both the budding and established mentalist.