Derren Brown 'may switch Bradford venues'

Illusionist Derren Brown has suggested he may switch Bradford venues next time he stages an event in the city after being dissatisfied with his most recent performance.

The mind reader recently hosted a show at the St George's Hall, one of the oldest and most famous Bradford venues, but in his online blog said the conduct of the audience "ruined the atmosphere" and said that equipment provided by the crew was not up to scratch.

According to the 39-year-old performer, switching Bradford venues to one such as the Alhambra Theatre, also located in the city centre, may be a more viable option next time, despite St George's Hall being a "lovely, cramped and creaky old place".

Adam Renton, general manager of Bradford Theatres, told the Telegraph and Argus that he has written to Brown's management company to clarify what had been written by the illusionist in his online complaint.

Colin Philpott, director of the National Media Museum and a member of the Bradford City of Film Board, told the Yorkshire Post that the high-quality Bradford venues make it a "world-class city" capable of staging major events.ADNFCR-1752-ID-19713313-ADNFCR

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