Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Preview: Cult of Dave at Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre
Geordie magician catches thieves using magic
The Cult of Dave
Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre
Wednesday 21st - Friday 23rd February 2018
Gateshead born magician Dave Alnwick caught thieves using magic and wants to show you how he did it.
Alnwick is a regular on the UK cabaret circuit and for the last five years has toured his hit show 'The Cult of Dave' to packed out crowds. In it he describes an incident which occurred during his first visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010.
While back stage Alnwick stumbled upon a gang of thieves stealing from performers’ belongings during a show. “I called the police but knew they’d never arrive in time, I remember thinking if I can just distract them for long enough there might be a chance” Says David. “I used a combination of magic and psychology to hold them in place until the police arrived."
The incident made the headlines and helped Alnwick build a career as a full time magician.
"After it all happened a lot of people started asking how I did what I did so I thought I'd write a show about it."
'The Cult of Dave' has continued performing to sell-out crowds every year since. February will be the first time Alnwick has performed the show on his home turf.
"This is my first time performing in Newcastle since I left school. Hopefully I'm a little better now."
Dave is performing 21st-23rd February at the Alphabetti Theatre, St James Boulevard.
Tickets: £7 Full Price / £5 Concession (Student, OAP, Artist, Unwaged)
Age recommendation: 15+
Tickets are available https://www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk/whats-on-menu/coming-up/17-whats-on-articles/207-the-cult-of-dave