The moment you walk through the door you know you're in for something a bit different... or very different indeed! If you're searching for a magician in Brentwood, look no further. You're fortunate that Edward Crawford is in your area, and he's one of the most extraordinary, breathtaking, magical magicians around, the star of many a corporate event and private party.

About contemporary magic

Modern magic has a long and fascinating history, reaching far back in time to pre-history. Over time the magician's bag of tricks was extended to include more and more skills. There's production, where the magician produces something from nothing. There's vanishing, the opposite of production. Transformation means changing an object into another and restoration involves destroying an object then resurrecting it. Transposition brings two or more objects into play, which magically change place. And transportation, sometimes called teleportation, magically moves an object from one place to another.

There's also escape, levitation and even penetration, where one solid object passes through another. And prediction, where the magician accurately predicts the outcome of an event, is often one of the most amazing of all, the reason brilliant performers like Derren Brown are so popular.

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About modern mind-reading

Mind reading is also called mindsight or empathic accuracy. It's the uncanny ability to read someone's mind through their words, emotions and body language. Modern mentalists like Edward Crawford enjoy highly developed mental and intuitive abilities thanks to years and years of practice, and these skills add a breathtaking extra dimension to his performance.

Many of the skills modern mentalists practice can be traced back to 19th century mediums, spiritualists and psychics, but it goes back a lot farther than that. Seers and oracles were common in ancient Greece and are mentioned in the bible's Old Testament. And one of the most famous ever mentalists, Girolamo Scotto, awed audience with his sleight-of-hand way back in 1572.

Today's superstar magicians and mentalists

Edward Crawford combines the skills of world-renowned magicians and mentalists like David Copperfield, David Blaine, Dynamo, David Berglas, Derren Brown and Joseph Dunninger to create an act that your audience will remember forever. He'll blend traditional and contemporary magic tricks and mind reading in a performance that'll have people on the edge of their seats. All of this from a magician in Brentwood.

Book Edward Crawford, professional magician in Brentwood

If you'd like to give your next event an edge, whether it's a wedding or business meeting, dinner party, team building event or conference, Christmas bash or birthday, contact Edward and he'll make it special... very special indeed. You won't believe your eyes!

If you're searching for a magician in Essex, look no further.

Roll back time to 1720 and the English magician Isaac Fawkes was about to retire. His performances had made him a wealthy man, the owner of a fortune of almost ten thousand pounds. He was famed for his card tricks, his 'dexterity of hand', as well as the impressionists and contortionists that joined him for his extraordinary shows.

Magic goes back into the mysterious mists of time

Fawkes was far from being the first recorded magician. Apparently magic goes back to at least 2700BC, when the infamous Dedi – who could be either fact or fiction, nobody is 100% certain - was supposedly recorded as decapitating a bird before re-attaching the head and resurrecting it. For all we know magic goes back a lot farther than that, way back into the ancient, lost mists of time.

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Is it white magic... or is it witchcraft?

At various points in history magicians were frowned upon, even accused of witchcraft. During the Dark Ages and Middle Ages most magic was associated with the occult, making it a pretty dangerous career. In 1584 a man called Reginald Scot wrote one of the first ever books about magic, namely The Discoverie of Witchcraft. It explained how the so-called 'Decollation of John Baptist' decapitation illusion was performed.

1805 was the year the 'father of modern magic' Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin was born. He became a clockmaker before opening the first ever magic theatre in Paris during 1845, an instant hit with the city's fascinated public. And in 1874 Harry Houdini was born, a man who remains a legend, still the world's most famous escapologist.

Magic today – Still as thrilling as ever

These days magic has lost all of its threat. People don't believe in witchcraft any more and many magicians have become superstar celebrities, some with international reputations. But magic is still magical, whether it's close-up street magic or a performance on a huge stage in front of thousands of people. Audiences are still amazed, delighted, thrilled and baffled by magicians' tricks. People hire magicians to entertain at corporate functions, weddings, birthday parties, openings, you name it.

Make your event unique – Hire a magician in Essex

Amazing mind reading and eye-popping contemporary magic can be yours thanks to the remarkable Edward Crawford. Whether it's a corporate event or something more close-up and intimate like a special dinner party, he'll bring the atmosphere to vibrant life with a series of tricks that'll leave you and your audience breathless with excitement, enjoyably baffled. He'll bring anything from a Christmas dinner to a participatory stage show to sparkling life. And his clients include some of the UK’s biggest corporations as well as individuals and families.

If you'd like to bring a little magic into your next event or special occasion, Edward will be delighted to oblige. As an extremely popular magician in Essex he covers the entire county and beyond. His act is just as mystifying, captivating and bizarre as the magicians of old, and he'll leave you puzzling over how it was done for days, weeks, months afterwards.

Make your event unforgettable –  contact Edward here to talk through the possibilities, get a quote or make your booking.

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