We all recognize Derren Brown as one of the finest mentalists of our age. His critically acclaimed writings, television shows, and theatrical productions have made him a respected, household name all over the world. Everyone knows that.
What fewer people know is that years before his fame, Derren was an amazing magician. He released The Devil’s Picturebook in 1999, a stunning collection of material years ahead of its time. The magic and mentalism he performs and teaches offer a rare glimpse into how Derren thinks about his magic, and how he constructs routines. Then, as now, the audience’s emotions are always Derren’s primary focus.