Svengali is written by Brown with Iain Sharkey and Stephen Long. Polly Findlay directs the production, which features scenic and costume design by Will Bowen, lighting design by Matt Eagland, and sound design by Colin Pink. It is produced by Michael Vine, Andrew O'Connor, and Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management.
The illusionist and television magician had previously won an Olivier Award in the Best Entertainment category for his 2006 stage show Something Wicked This Way Comes. His credits also include Derren Brown: Mind Control and Hero at 30,000 Feet.