Did we like it?
We’re still big fans of The Master but there’s only so much mileage in his show-manship and we feel he may be nearing the end of the road.
What was good about it?
• The flabbergasting of Matt Lucas with a card trick. “He’s controlling my mind,” Matt complained. “I’m having nothing more to do with him. He scares me.”
• Derren dressed as a sad clown with a black balloon accosting members of the public and spooking them by his intimate knowledge of their lives. A woman was told about her interior decor; a man was reminded about how he nearly drowned as a boy. Scary.
What was bad about it?
• Fooling a camp American student into thinking the sun has disappeared from the Valley of Fire in Nevada didn’t impress us much.
• The outcome of the global psychic trick was too predictable. When he got people in England, America and Spain to draw their hands and then gave them all a detailed assessment of their characters, we knew already that they’d all be receiving the same report.