Saturday Night Roundtable - Andy Nyman!


ceo / theory11
Staff member
Jul 23, 2007
New York City
This past week, we announced the newest, latest, and some say the greatest (!!) theory11 artist: Mr. Andy Nyman. He's credited as the co-creator, writer, and producer for Derren Brown’s TV specials. And over the past two decades, he has achieved success on screen and on stage. He has a disturbingly devious mind, and we're proud to share a few of his latest creations with all of you in the coming weeks.

Tonight, he'll be hosting a roundtable discussion with YOU. Each time we do this, we post an open call for questions from members around the world. You have 24 hours to post up to three questions for Andy in this forum thread. Ask about anything: his work with Derren Brown, his successful West End play Ghost Stories, or his debut effect at theory11: INSANE.

The best questions will be answered in our podcast recording tomorrow evening - less than 24 hours from right now. One random person who submits a question included in the podcast will receive a six pack of Monarch's, sent on the house! The clock is ticking. Post your questions below!

UPDATE :: Podcast has been posted! Listen to it now in our roundtable discussion archive.

Joseph C

What's it like to work with Derren Brown?
How do you feel about your successful West End play Ghost Stories?
Can you talk about your debut effect at theory11: INSANE?

(Interview technique courtesy current newsreporters)

Josh Burch

Elite Member
Aug 11, 2011
Many of your effects tend to deal a with the psychological and mental. Where does this approach come from?


Elite Member
Mar 3, 2012
How and also why did you choose to end up working with Theory 11?
And similar question, how did you end up working with Derren Brown?


Elite Member
Oct 18, 2007
What was your inspiration for writing Ghost stories?
Do you regret turning down the job offered by channel 4and giving it to Derren?
You have mentioned before that you love film and knowing that you have starred in many yourself, do you plan on writing any soon?
Apr 2, 2011
Where do you think magic as in theory11 is heading?

Can you talk about your debut effect?

Why did you chose to become a magician?
Dec 12, 2009
kettering ohio
Theory 11 rocks!!!

OK Andy hope your evening is well!!!

1 How has the world of magic impacted your life?

2. What was it like working with the brilliant mind of Jeremy Dyson?

3. what does your new effect involve *ie "cards , coins, or something totally off the wall?

cant wait to see INSANE!!!



Elite Member
Mar 3, 2012
You said that criminal thinking has inspired your approach to have you ever used your powers for...'the dark side'? ;)
i saw you at a recent convention and noted you were with your son,would you aim to get your son into the world of magic,and/or theatre?if so would you influence him to follow your style,or push him towards origiality?
Dec 16, 2011
When creating effects what process do you follow? do you just live life and the idea comes to you, or do you force your self to create something?, please explain what process you utilize and why it works
Yousaf Ejaz
Jul 3, 2011
1. Where do you think your life would be if you hadn't gotten in to magic?
2. How does your career in theater affect your career in magic? Vice versa.
3. Is this where you would have pictured yourself when you first got started in magic?

Kaare Rugsted

Elite Member
Aug 26, 2009
where/how/when do you find your ideas?
do you sometimes wish magic was more like it was back in the late 1900s
what do you see yourself as, a performer or a creator?
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