Alexander May - Cape Town's favourite comedy magician


Cape Town magician Alexander May

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, but 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. 

He has done various one-man stage productions - One Wand Wonder, Terms & Conditions Apply, and MAGIC:ONE. He has also teamed up with fellow Cape Town magician & escape artist Glendini, 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!’ He currently has an ongoing show called “IMPOSSIBLE.” In 2021 he created a special online version of the show for the National Arts Festival's Virtual Fringe which was presented to the public via Zoom. 

He also does a lot of work at corporate events for many of the country’s top blue- hip companies. He has been a featured 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 has also performed regular runs at GrandWest Casino as well as the former Ratanga Junction Theme Park in Cape Town during peak holiday seasons.

Cape Town magician Alexander May

Alexander May has made numerous appearances 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.

He has spent some time travelling through the USA, where he met with magic legends David Copperfield and Penn & Teller, visited the exclusive invitation-only Magic Castle in Hollywood, and even performed a special show for staff of New York State University in Long Island.

Alexander May is a full member of The Society Of American Magicians, the world's oldest magic society, and in 2021 was appointed as their International Assembly Envoy in South Africa. In the same year, he was included in the cast of their international gala show, called Gotham City Marvels, which included performers from across the globe. 

When he is not busy performing, Alexander runs his own company called Alexander May Creative Worx, which publishes and creates magic accessories and props that are distributed and sold globally. 

Society Of American Magicians

Member of The Society of American Magicians - International Assembly
and the Cape Magician's Circle

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