AboutExtraordinary illusionist, mentalist and performance artist Scott Silven invites you on a mesmerizing journey from your home to his in rural Scotland. Following a sold-out world tour of his smash hit “At The Illusionist’s Table,” Silven brings an all-new, immersive and intimate experience, live and online, that will captivate and astonish you.
Limited to only 30 participants per show, this remarkable interactive experience explores your sense of home and the transformative power of place. Join others in this virtual event like no other, and discover the path that connects you to Silven’s past, your own present and a collective future.
Hear a long-forgotten story, reveal the mysteries of your own mind and unlock the secrets of Silven’s glorious Scottish homeland through incredible illusions and feats of imagination.
Created and performed by Scott Silven, The Journey is directed by Allie Winton Butler (two-time Critics Award nominee for Theatre in Scotland), designed by Jeff Sugg (TINA: The Tina Turner Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), text by Rob Drummond (the multi-award winning Bullet Catch) with sound design by Tony and Olivier Award winner Gareth Fry (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Encounter) and compositions by Jherek Bischoff (Kronos Quartet, David Byrne, Robert Wilson).
The Journey awaits.
An Immersive Audience ExperienceThe Journey will be streamed through a custom web interface with audience members appearing on camera for a large portion of the show. The high-definition audio and visuals are best enjoyed on an individual basis. Your household may watch together, however, we recommend a single viewer per screen.
- Desktop, laptop computer or iPad with minimum 10" screen and Safari browser. Mobile devices are not supported.
- Stereo headphones
Showtimes listed are Pacific Time. Runtime is 50 minutes. Recommended for ages 14 and up. No late arrivals. The Broad Stage is not responsible for participant technical difficulties.
Learn more with our Frequently Asked Questions for The Journey
Scott Silven is a modern-day marvel like no other. As an acclaimed illusionist, mentalist and performance artist, Silven pushes the boundaries of his craft by creating stylish, smart and uniquely immersive performances, on both stage and screen, which mesmerize audiences across the globe.
Hailed by Vogue as a “world-renowned mentalist,” his work has been described as “a marvel” (The New York Times), “mesmerizing” (Town and Country), “truly astonishing” (The Daily Beast), “unforgettable” (Entertainment Weekly) and theatre that “wows everyone” (The New Yorker) through a combination of “elegance, sheer mind power and profound philosophical insight” (Manhattan Digest).
Following two major sell-out runs in New York and an extensive tour on the international stage, including headline engagements with leading arts organizations such as Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival, Stanford Live, Luminato Festival, Seattle Theater Group and Krannert Center For The Performing Arts, Silven now introduces his latest experience—The Journey. The Journey continues Silven’s theatrical objectives—not only in orchestrating an awe-inspiring experience, but a production that leads his audiences to a place that suggests untold possibilities, a place that challenges perceptions: a place that allows them to look at the world, and themselves, in an extraordinary way.
Allie Winton Butler | Director
Allie is an award-winning theatre artist and director. Her work has an international presence through recent collaborations with the British Council as well as being creative lead for the 2021 UK City of Culture and the National Trust. One of Scotland’s leading creative talents, Allie has created and produced work for theaters across the country as creative director for her company. Productions include: NINO (Traverse Theatre); REaD (Tron, Arches and tour), Shame (Edinburgh Festival, Citizens Theatre), Passion (Arches, Lemon Tree, Women’s Week Festival, Vault Festival), Dream//Life (Arches, Bike Shed Theatre), Let There Be Light (Old Vic Tunnels). Other recent credits include: Here I Belong (Scottish tour), Letters to Myself (UK tour), Descent (Oran Mor, Traverse, tour), Toilet (Southwark Playhouse), A Game of Death and Chance (National Trust for Scotland), and her work has been nominated for two Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.
Jeff Sugg | Designer
Jeff is an award-winning designer and theater maker with over 20 years experience in the performing arts. He has designed for a wide range of productions from Broadway to regional theater to international concert halls and has been a principal collaborator with music/theater artists including The Wooster Group, Julia Wolfe, Cynthia Hopkins, Jim Findlay and Mikel Rouse. Theater credits include: Tina the Musical (London, Hamburg, Utrecht, Broadway), All My Sons, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Broadway, US Tour, Australia), Sweat, Bring It On and 33 Variations. His Off-Broadway and regional credits include Second Stage, The Public, St. Ann’s Warehouse, BAM, Lincoln Center, Steppenwolf, Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse and Berkeley Rep. Awards: Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award, Bessie Award and two Henry Hewes Design Awards. Nominations: Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Jeff Award.
Rob Drummond | Writer
Rob Drummond is an award-winning playwright and performer who has worked with the most prestigious theaters in the UK. He is an associate artist at the Traverse Theatre, and his wide-ranging work includes The Majority (National Theatre), the multi award-winning Bullet Catch (The Arches), the critically acclaimed thriller Grain In The Blood (The Traverse) and dating show In Fidelity (HighTide), in which Rob helped audience members find love live on stage. Rob is currently under commission to The Traverse, The National Theatre of Scotland, the Royal Court and the NT, and in TV, Rob has original series in development with World Productions and Synchronicity Films.
Gareth Fry | Sound Designer
Gareth Fry is a sound designer best known for his work in theatre, having won multiple Tony and Olivier awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Complicité’s The Encounter. He has also designed events and exhibitions, from the V&A’s landmark David Bowie Is exhibition, to being asked by Danny Boyle to design the sound effects for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. He is a specialist in the use of binaural stereo sound, in theatre, VR, exhibitions and advertising campaigns, including for Bose, Volvo and Land Rover. His work in VR has been featured at the Tribeca, Vienna and Sundance festivals.
Jherek Bischoff | Composer
Jherek Bischoff is a composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumental performer. His critically-acclaimed albums include Cistern, Composed and a co-release with Amanda Palmer, Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute. Bischoff has collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet, David Byrne and Robert Wilson. He has performed in prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall and renowned ensembles and orchestras around the globe have performed his work. Bischoff’s work for theater includes the sold-out run of The Ocean at the End of the Land at the Royal National Theatre in London, for which he received a Stage Debut Award nomination for Best Composer or Lyricist. Last year, Bischoff premiered his first opera, symphony and ballet. He is currently scoring for theatre, film and television, and releasing new music via Patreon.
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