David Alnwick

Magician & Horror Writer

David Alnwick is a writer, magician & actor with a passion for using magic to tell scary stories. After graduating from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 2010, he travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe festival and performed his first show.

Over a decade later, David has performed 16 one-man shows, 3 national tours, and a TV Special. In 2019, David’s one-man show ‘Actual Magic’ explored the effect Alzheimer’s disease had on his relationship with his grandfather. The show became a word-of-mouth sell-out hit receiving multiple 4-star rave reviews.

During the pandemic, David performed an online show via the Nottingham Theatre Royal. ‘Ethereal Magic’ sold out its opening weekend and streamed live to audiences around the world.

In August 2021, David performed an extended preview run of his new show ‘Nightmare Magic’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and again as part of the London Horror Festival. ‘Nightmare Magic’ will be back at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2022.


David’s talk

Why Magic Should Frighten You

In this talk, David uses his 12 years of experience writing & performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to explore the surprising relationship between magic and horror.

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