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Alexander MacDonald

Magician based in Greater Manchester

Price from £466

Unlike many of the conventional magicians out there, Alexander MacDonald has his own definite style with original presentations and routines. With a primary aim to always connect with the audience, this Edwardian style Magician is inspired by the sumptuous romance of the Golden Age of Magic & Theatre. Specialising in sleight of hand and on stage object manipulation, Alexander will bring the physical comedy of the Vaudevillian performers to life.

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Close Up & Stage Magician.

* Full time professional performer, who is a member of the Magic Circle and Equity.
* Timeless character, impeccably turned out and while evoking a period feel, is not a caricature and will fit into the most formal of contemporarysettings.
* He is a versatile performer. He has worked in small noisy clubs, large theatres, outdoors at festivals and on stage for corporate events and has entertained audiences of up to 4000 people.

The Edwardian Magician's style is inspired by the sumptuous romance of the Golden Age of Magic & Theatre. Evoking the visual style and mood of 19th century and the Edwardian magicians, Alexander specialises in sleight of hand and on-stage object manipulation. Resonant with the physical comedy of the Vaudevillian performers, his talking/interactive acts relate to the loud and brash spoken style of the fairground and carnival side show.

His close up material includes magic with coins, cards, rings, every day objects and a smaller version of the Cups and Balls; the one cup, one ball routine. Crucially, Alexander's close up magic takes place in the hands of the audience. 

Alexander's acts are unusual enough for the younger "alternative" crowds, while being accessible and stylish enough for more mature and formal settings. All of which have been thoroughly road tested in theatres, cabaret venues, smaller venues and on the street, at festivals.

Stage Show
Alexander's stage show includes Cups and Balls, Linking Rings, The Conjuror’s Still (an endless production of bottles) and Cosmic Egg routines; all original presentations of classic effects, which are performed in a warm and comedic style that involves varying degrees of audience participation. The Cosmic Egg act involves ‘teaching’ a volunteer to perform a magic effect and they become part of the act for a short time.

Silent Act
Alexander also performs a unique and visually impactful silent act, ’The Life of a Bubble’, involving the manipulation of a range of items which he performs to music. Through mime and magical effects Alexander plays with the idea of the change and progression of the size and weight different types of spherical objects.


Previous performance experience:
Alexander is an experienced performer of stage magic through variety theatre, cabaret, burlesque, after dinner close-up and strolling, outdoor festivals and street performing.

Head Magician, Compere & Top Billed Magician at House of Illusion magic theatre, Spain (March 2017 - October 2017)

Compere & Top Billed Magician a
t House of Illusion magic theatre, Spain (March 2016 - October 2016)

Compere & Resident Magician at House of Illusion magic theatre, Spain (March 2015 - October 2015)

After Dinner Show at La Boella, Tarragona for the Ukranian Government Trade Delegation (June 2015)

Cabaret Heaven - Leeds, Huddersfield & Hebden Bridge (repeat bookings for shows 2009 - 2015)

Absinthe & Lace Supper Club, Derbyshire (Repeat bookings for variety shows in 2013-15 )

Artsbridge - Sowerby Bridge Mouse Club (Cabaret 2014)

West Yorkshire Victorian Christmas Festival and markets (outdoor/street shows at various locations 2013 & 2014)

Heptonstall Festival 
(Compere for 2013 & 2014 outdoor shows and performer of outdoor stage magic 2009-2014)

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 
(Street performer/outdoor show 2012-15)

Cabaret Regale, The Dance House Theatre, Manchester 
(repeat bookings for cabaret/variety shows 2009-2014)

Cabaret Q, Manchester (Cabaret Shows 2011)

Cirque Du Manc, Manchester (Cabaret Shows 2010)

Shangri-La, Manchester (Cabaret Shows 2010)

In addition to public shows, he has performed for numerous private clients at hospitality events, weddings and After Dinner entertainment privately for both individuals and for organisations such as Spec-savers, the RAF and the Royal Navy and also for children’s school workshops and events and children’s parties.

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Alexander MacDonald from Alive Network

  • Up to 2 hours of Close-Up magic £0
  • 2 x 15 minute stage show £0
  • 1 x 15 minute stage show £0