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Alexander May Ovation SA

Alexander May

Magic - Comedy - Mentalism

If you are planning an event that requires professional and world-class entertainment, you will be glad to hear that Alexander offers a hassle-free and customized performance that will leave your guests speechless!


Alexander May

If you are planning an event that requires professional and world-class entertainment, you will be glad to hear that Alexander offers a hassle-free and customized performance that will leave your guests speechless!

From small beginnings, his magic has taken Alexander May across the world…

from New York, Paris & Las Vegas to Monaco, Los Angeles & Istanbul. From 2000 people in the auditoriums of multinational companies, to 2 million viewers live on national television; together with business openings, fund-raisers, team building sessions, and much more in between.

Now, with more than 20 years of performing experience, his success stems from the fact that he does not want the audience to just see something – he wants them to have an unforgettable experience. His main work is on the corporate events scene, at gala dinners, functions, road-shows etc, as well as fund-raising events for schools & community groups.

He has been the entertainer for Southern Sun Hotels (Tsogo Sun) in the Cape Town/West Coast region, where he did twice daily shows at six hotels (including Club Mykonos) during peak seasons. Alexander May has also performed regular runs at the GrandWest Casino & the former Ratanga Junction. For the University of Stellenbosch’s Woordfees he teamed up with Jacques Le Sueur for a commissioned show called „ABRA!‟ which was a sell-out show.

Alexander May has made numerous appearances on national television, including “SA‟s Got Talent” (season 2 & 5), “Hectic Nine-9” on SABC2, “Jou Show with Emo & Wicus” 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. That same year he had the unique opportunity to spend 7 weeks 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 2018, Alexander May travelled inside South Africa for performances in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay, Langebaan, Upington, Mossel Bay to name a few. He also toured in the USA, including Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New York.

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. He also spends his time writing, travelling and involved in the allied arts. In January 2011 he attended the Gala Awards Ceremony of the 35th International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo, hosted by H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

Stage and Stand-Up Magic:

From the moment Alexander takes to the stage, the audience will be captivated by the magical talent and experience that he has gained from years of performances in front of people from all walks of life.
The Stage & Stand-up Act was developed especially for these types of events where professional working people are gathered, and need to be entertained.

The comedy is clean, the presentation is lively, and most of all the magic is unbelievable. The show features tons of amazing magic and comedy. From making money appear out of thin air to reading the minds of the guests, revealing thoughts that nobody could ever know. You’ll see magic with ropes and rings, right through to seeing forks and spoons getting bent with the power of the mind!

With an extremely professional attitude towards entertainment, he is highly aware of your event’s importance. Therefore you can relax and be assured that your guests will be treated to worldclass entertainment. His confidence and enthusiasm is clear from the moment he starts performing, immediately capturing the attention of the audience. A stylish and entertaining performance, tailored to suit your program; your expectations are bound to be exceeded.

Strolling and Walk-Around Magic:

Are you planning a COCKTAIL EVENING, FORMAL DINNER, WEDDING RECEPTION or any other event and do you require professional and world-class entertainment? Then you will be glad to hear that Alexander offers a hasslefree and specialized performance that will leave your guests speechless and amazed.

Whether your guests are seated or standing, he 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 all just to warm up! With this show, it is all about FUN; and you can be sure that you will hear the audience’s gasps of amazement and laughter from a distance. Always sophisticated and never intrusive, you will be hard pressed to find more value for money in any other entertainment form.


“Thank you very much for participating in our function on the 31st. I think that your performance really complimented the evening and all of the guests really enjoyed watching your illusions. The fork bending was a highlight!”

Rejeanne Vlietman – Manager Den Anker Belgian Restaurant, V&A Waterfront

”Alexander, dit was baie lekker om jou hier te hê. Die mense het dit baie geniet en dit was ‘n plesier om saam met jou te werk.”

A. du Preez, Upington Landbou Expo

”Many thanks for hosting our event, we have received great feedback! You truly brought something different to our event.”

J. Geduld, African Marine Solutions

“Your performance was GREAT and we liked the engagement with the audience. Excellent show, in fact you exceeded our expectations.”

S. Ross – Area Manager Blaauwberg & West Coast, ABSA Bank

“You were such a pleasure to work with and our guests LOVED the performance. We will definitely be working with you again soon!”

M. Ryder, EfferVescENTS Event Management

”Thank you very much for the wonderful performance. The clients were mystified and thoroughly enjoyed the whole performance and interaction. Thank you, and looking forward to working with you again.”

M. Letlaka – Metropolitan Health Group

“Dear Alexander, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your performance. Everyone enjoyed themselves very much. I will certainly like the opportunity to get you to perform for us again.”

G. Erasmus, Huawei Enterprises

“Thank you very much for entertaining our guests at our event, we are absolutely impressed with your talents.”

T. Nolan, Media24

“You were awesome!! Thank you for a well-presented and interesting show that captivated the audience. The people loved it, I keep getting compliments about the show you did. In fact, I have already been asked for your contact details!”

L. Breukelman, Clickatell

“All I got this morning was praises in your name! The launch went awesome and our management really loved the way you entertained the crowd. Thank you once again for your assistance. It was a huge success because of you!!”

M. Taljaard, McCarthy Toyota

”A big thank you to you once again. I will most definitely recommend you.”

G. Dalton, Tiger Brands

”You were an absolute pleasure to work with! The staff were so enthralled by your entire performance and thoroughly entertained. Would recommend you to anyone and definitely work with you again!”

B. Blows, Hout Bay International School

”Rest assured, we were very happy with your performance and would not hesitate to recommend you for events.”

M. Clarke, Epilepsy South Africa, Head Office

”Many thanks for giving our function such a special touch! I was one of the lucky ones to see the magic happen in my own hands… it was absolutely delightful! The only regret I have is that we did not book you for longer.”

R. Hertz, Haw & Inglis

“Baie dankie Alexander, dat jy bereid was om terug te kom na jou skool en jou kulkuns in ‘n propvol HVS saal te vertoon. Dit was ‘n baie spesiale aand wat al ons nog lank sal onthou!”

Hoër Volkskool, Graaff Reinet

”[We] enjoyed the show greatly, the fork bending was truly awesome! I would definitely recommend the show to anyone.”

L. Steenkamp – TygerBurger Newspaper

”Our guests were impressed and we will make use of you again in the future. You had us talking for a while!”

E. Wessels, Holcim South Africa

“Thank you for a unforgettable evening. Our guests still want to know the secret behind making money by magic!!! It was brilliant, will definitely consider you next time.”

D. Stubbs, Diemersfontein Wine Estate

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Everyone enjoyed your performance, it was something totally different!”

D. Jordaan, ABSA Somerset West

“Thank you for entertaining us, you will definitely hear from me again very soon. Great stuff, much appreciated!”

S. Francis, Operations Manager – Lifestyle Direct Group

“Thank you Alexander, we enjoyed your show and interaction with the guests very much. We will keep in touch!”

L. Marais, Business Manager, Strauss Daly Attorneys

“I had wonderful feedback from the guests about you and I will most definitely book you again for other functions!”

S. Small, Coordinator: United Success Symposium