About David London

AAA_David_London_ArtscapeDavid London combines magic with storytelling, comedy, surrealism, and that which cannot be defined, to create original magical experiences unlike any you have encountered before.

David discovered that he was a magician at the age of seven, and has since spent over 20 years trying to figure out just what that means. He has created five original theatrical magic productions, including Cerebral Sorcery, …Art of Dreams, and the Creative Spirit Seance, and authored eight manuscripts related to magic and illusion, including Daydreams, Borderland State, and Imagining the Imagination.

David regularly performs his unique style of magic at theaters, museums, galleries, and festivals, and has presented his shows, workshops and lectures in over 1/3 of the United States.

David is on a lifelong journey to spread wonder, magic, and play across the universe. 



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Wandering Wonders (Interactive Magic)

Wandering Wonders (Interactive Magic)

Wandering Wonders is David’s unique theatrical approach to roaming, interactive magic. With his unique and engaging approach, David can either roam throughout the festival grounds, or work from a designated location, entertaining and amazing small groups at a time. Wandering Wonders provides an intimate magical experience for your guests, with the magic taking place right in their hands. David generally offers between 2-5 hours of Interactive Magic per day.

Magic Outside The Box (Cabaret Show)

Magic Outside The Box (Cabaret Show)

Join David London on a journey to someplace else. Combining magic with storytelling, comedy, surrealism, philosophy, and that which cannot be defined, David’s Magic Outside The Box Cabaret Show presents an original show of magic unlike anything you have experienced before. This show is packed full of laughs, mystery, and the unexpected! Available in 30, 45, and 60 minute versions. This show can be scheduled or “pop-up”, with no tech needs.

Illusions & Reality (Magic Workshop)

Illusions & Reality (Magic Workshop)

In David’s mind, Magic and Magic Tricks, are two very different things. This workshop will explore both. Through a crash course in illusion, we will examine how we interact with reality. Topics covered include creativity, surrealism, alchemy, play, and all forms of magic, magick and majik. You will go home with many more questions than you came in with, as well as 3 tricks you can amuse and amaze your friends with! Available in 60 and 90 minute versions. All supplies included.

Surrealist Games Workshop

Surrealist Games Workshop

David leads a hands-on exploration of Surrealist Games. Participants will learn and use several of the techniques developed by Surrealists to spark the imagination and enliven the creative spirit, including Automatic Writing, Exquisite Corpse, Collage, cut-up poetry, among others. Also discussed will be the history and overall philosophical pursuit of Surrealism as well as the relationship between Surrealist Games and divination techniques. Available in 2 and 3 hour versions. All supplies included.

Sample Festival Packages

Interactive Magic Throughout the Festival Grounds

Interactive Magic + Pop-up (or scheduled) Cabaret Show

Interactive Magic + Cabaret Show + Workshop(s)

Quotes about David’s Magic

“Our favorite mad genius magician”
-Washington Post

“Full of inventive wonder”
-Philadelphia Weekly

“More Cocteau than Copperfield”
-New City Chicago

“David begins with the mundane and twists it ever so artfully to reveal its mystery”
-Baltimore City Paper

“London transforms everyday objects into something surreal and unexpected”
-Potomac Gazette

“At the intersection of magic and Surrealism, we’ll find David London.”

"If you feel the need to be thoroughly befuddled, let London be the man to do it."
-Style Weekly

"What London is after and captures in a quirky, brilliant way is real and mind-full magic."
-Gaithersburg Town Courier

"David reaches beyond conventional ideas of magic to create one-of-a-kind experiences.”
-Chronogram Magazine


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