THERE was only one word on the lips of audience members leaving Derren Brown’s show last week- “How?”

Derren Brown’s show Infamous, which was at The Mayflower in Southampton last week, was utterly bewildering.

Derren, a consummate showman, had the audience in the palm of his hand as he seemingly read minds, made impossible predictions and performed incredible sleight of hand.

None of what he did seems possible, and I left the theatre wondering what on earth I had just witnessed.

We were all asked not to give away any surprises, and it would take a braver person than me to deliberately annoy Derren Brown.

But it is fair to say that this is a show that grows- becoming darker and more impressive as the evening goes on.

For those who want to get involved, there is plenty of opportunity for audience participation.

There are also some personal revelations from Derren himself, who is not afraid of laying open his past and confronting his own demons.

Derren has said previously that he prefers doing live shows to television, and it shows.

He seemed in his element striding about the stage, interacting with the audience and showing off his incredible powers.

If you get the chance, go and see Derren Brown live. You have to see it to believe it.