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Alexander MayLocation: Based in Cape Town
Hailing from a family with a history in magic, it seems inevitable that Alexander May would become involved in the art of magic. He has been ‘performing’ since he was in primary school. His first real performances was at high school, when he started featuring at various school functions, such as fund-raisers, award evenings etc.
From these small beginnings, his magic has taken him across the world - from New York, Paris & Las Vegas to Monaco, Los Angeles & Istanbul. Now, with more than 18 years of performing experience, his success stems from the fact that he does not want his audience to just see something but to have an unforgettable experience.
He has done three one-man stage productions - One Wand Wonder in 2003, Terms & Conditions Apply in 2005, and MAGIC:ONE in 2007. In June 2009, he teamed up with Glendini, an escape artist, creating a show called ‘Maximum Magic’. For the University of Stellenbosch’s 2014 Woordfees he teamed up with Jacques Le Sueur for a commissioned show called ‘ABRA!’
His main work is on the corporate events scene - at dinners, functions, and exhibitions for many of the country’s top blue-chip companies. During 2011 he was chosen as entertainer for Southern Sun Hotels in the Cape Town/West Coast region, where he did twice daily shows at six hotels (including Club Mykonos Casino) during peak seasons. Alexander May was also booked to perform 17 shows at the GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World in Cape Town during December 2012/ January 2013.
Alexander May has appeared on national television, including SA's Got Talent (seasons 2 and 5), Hectic Nine-9 on SABC2, Jou Show on Kyknet and Expresso Morning Show on SABC3.
In 2016, Alexander May was a feature and headline performer in Season 2 Of “Monday Night Magic” at the Cape Town Magic Club. All 7 shows he performed in sold out.
Because his aim is to entertain, and not just to do magic, his performances are nothing like the ‘normal’ magic show. He doesn’t want the audience to just see something, he wants them to have an experience. He does not tell jokes, he literally blends the comedy into the magic, resulting in a very entertaining, professional and politically sensitive presentation.
Sit back... relax... and clear your thoughts. Because Alexander May is probably already reading them! This show is like nothing you have ever seen before – it is a unique mixture of incredible magic, mind reading and good clean fun.
Alexander May offers two types of performances: either doing a full show on a stage or platform or walking around amazing groups of people at their tables or where they are standing. This flexibility means the Magic Of Alexander May can fit in with any type of event and programme you have planned.
STAGE/ PLATFORM SHOW:
Whether you have your function in a large conference venue, theatre or hotel ballroom; the stage & stand-up shows offered are flexible and perfectly suited to entertain attendees from all different walks of life. All performances are interactive and fun with a unique mixture of mind-blowing magic & comedy. Just imagine the reactions when money appears out of nowhere, audience members ‘bend’ spoons with their minds or Alexander reveals a secret drawing made by the CEO!
STROLLING/ WALK-AROUND MAGIC:
Whether your guests are seated or standing, Alexander May mingles with them and performs right in their midst. This interaction between performer & audience provides for amazing memories that you will rarely find in other entertainment forms – creating powerful memories for all. Just imagine the reactions when forks melt in their hands, money appears & multiplies, or their rings become impossibly linked together! And that is just to warm up!
Alexander May offers you a hassle-free service at competitive fees. Making every effort to leave your guests impressed and entertained, it is clear why so many individuals and companies call on him for their entertainment needs. You will definitely not see him pulling rabbits out of hats - he transforms the show into a fun journey of the impossible that will be hard to forget!
Functions for, amongst others:
- ABSA Bank
- Standard Bank
- AfriSam Cement (Previously Holcim)
- City Of Cape Town
- Cubanas Havana Lounge
- Durr Estates
- Fancourt Golf Estate
- Radisson Hotel V&A Waterfront
- 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa
- Westin Grand Arabella Quays Hotel
- Milnerton Playhouse Theatre
- Den Anker Belgian Restaurant
Lance and I would like to thank you entertaining our guests on our wedding day. Planning our wedding from London and not meeting you beforehand was quite hard but you surely delivered excellent, professional, world-class entertainment. . . Your performance made many long journeys, including ours, worthwhile. You are an intelligent performer and are able to blend in and read the crowd. Our guests were quite diverse but you made them feel as if you were a friend. . . Next time I have a function I know that if you are available, I can be guaranteed of a successful function. Thank-you so much!
Lance & Lynn Engelbrecht London, UK
Thank you so much for your entertainment, it is a pity we didn’t get to see any of it but our guests raved about you – the magic and your personality certainly made a great impression on everyone, so thank you!
Lara Gaibie, private wedding client
Your show was GREAT and we liked the engagement with the audience. Excellent show, in fact you exceeded our expectations.
S. Ross, Area Manager, ABSA Bank
Our guests were impressed and we will make use of you again in the future. You had us talking for a while!
E. Wessels, Afrisam
Thank you very much for participating in our function on the 31st. I think that your performance really complemented the evening and all of the guests really enjoyed watching your illusions. The fork bending was a highlight!
Management, Den Anker Belgian Restaurant, Cape Town
Rest assured, we were very happy with your performance and would not hesitate to recommend you for events.
M. Clarke, Epilepsy South Africa
A great big thank you!!! We really enjoyed your show, and got very, very good feedback from all our friends. I'll happily pass on details, or provide a reference if you require - we all thought it added a great deal to the party and it will stick in everyone's mind. There'll be good word of mouth from our lot. Many thanks again for a brilliant performance!
E. Naumann, Noordhoek, Cape Town
We enjoyed the show greatly, the fork bending was truly awesome! I would definitely recommend the show to anyone.
Leon Steenkamp, Tygerburger
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Typical Budget for Alexander May is
R2250 - R5000.
Please note this is merely a guide; if you submit a booking enquiry, you will receive an exact quote based on the unique details of your event.
Submit a booking enquiry directly with Alexander May, and the Artist or their manager / representative will be in touch with you soon!
Should you be unsure about which acts to enquire with, you can choose to SEND GIGSTER YOUR EVENT DETAILS and we will forward your enquiry to up to 5 suitable acts.
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