Edward Crawford

Croydon Magician

Award winning magician and mind reader

Magician London
Edward Crawford

Croydon Magician

Award winning magician and mind reader

Magician London

Looking to Hire a Magician in Croydon?

Croydon magician and mind reader Edward Crawford has been performing his spectacular form of mind reading and magic throughout Croydon for over 15 years. Edward’s act includes both a close up performance (table magic and walkaround magic), parlour magic (an intimate after dinner show) and a cabaret show. So whether you are looking for a Croydon magician for a corporate event, a private party, a banquet, a ball or a wedding, Edward’s performance will be the perfect entertainment for your guests. 

Edward performs a very unique and specialised style of magic commonly known as mentalism. This is best described as magic of the mind or psychological illusion. Edward finds it easiest to just describe himself as a mind reader, although there is an awful lot more to it than that. In a typical performance he may ask you to think of an old friend, and then he will describe the person before telling you the name, or maybe ask you to draw a picture which he will duplicate. How about telekinesis? The ability to move objects with your mind, imagine taking a coin out of your pocket and watching it bend in your hand! A favourite routine of Edward’s is to make impossible predictions, on stage he has often predicted the headlines of a national newspaper weeks in advance and close up he may write something down then ask you to name any date of the year, when the piece of paper is turned over it shows that very date. Influence, manipulation, mind control, trickery? You decide when you witness Edward’s stunning act.

To find out what past clients have to say about Edward’s performances you can check out reviews HERE. Over the last year Edward set up a Facebook page for clients to leave reviews, photos and videos from past performances, you can find that HERE. Alternatively you can find more professionally shot videos and photos HERE and HERE.

If you’re after a magician in Croydon why not contact Edward to find out more about the unique services and performance style he can offer at your event? No matter the nature of your event, Edward will have a performance to suit your needs, and if he doesn’t he can tailor an act just for you.

If you would like to book him for your event in Croydon simply fill in the enquiry form below.


Croydon Magician – Reviews

You were a huge hit. Our director was so impressed she has been telling all her friends about you.

Marks & Spencer

Best show I have ever seen or indeed booked. Edward performed at our work Christmas celebration event. It was a fantastic evening and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it… people have been talking about it for days and days following the event.

Phoebe Facer – Price Waterhouse Cooper

 

I wanted to send you a quick email to say a massive thanks for being such a big part of our wedding day. Since the big day we’ve had so many nice things said, but a lot of the comments refer to how good you were and how much your performances added to the day itself. It will be a pleasure to recommend you if I ever get the chance and should I ever need for an entertainer of your ilk again you can bet I’ll give you a call – it really was superb and both Claire and I are thrilled that you were part of our big day.

Chris and Claire Truman

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Close up Magician Croydon

The majority of my work, about 70% comes through recommendations and repeat bookings. The remainder comes through either this website or bookings from a number of agents who have me on their books. This booking was through an agent. At first I was a little dubious if my style of psychological magic would be suitable as the booking was for a party after a child’s baptism. I frequently get asked if I perform for children and the simple answer is no. The type of magic I perform is really not suitable for children, anywhere over about 12 is fine. It’s not that it may upset or offend anyone it’s more down to the fact it is designed for adults and younger children really will not understand what is going on. Personally I do not believe any entertainer is entirely suitable for adults and young children. If you want both entertained then you really need two performers. Anyhow, it turned out they didn’t want an entertainer for the children. I’d be there purely for the adults.
I started my performance as the guests arrive, performing close up magic and mind reading whilst mingling with the guests as they partook in drinks and nibbles. It’s always a good idea to start about 30 minutes after everyone has arrived to give everyone a chance to get in the door, greet one another and get drinks in hand. I performed for about an hour during the drinks reception after which the guests had a formal sit down meal. Between courses I performed at the tables giving each of the guests a close up, intimate display  – reading minds and revealing impossible to know details. 
It was a really fun evening, a big thank you to everyone for the booking and I look forward to seeing them all again in the future.
If you want to book a magician in Croydon please email me at  info@www.edwardcrawford.co.uk or telephone 07814 135569 to discuss the most suitable performance for your event.

Corporate Magician Croydon

On Thursday night I was hired By Citybond Suretravel to perform my parlour show at their annual staff New Year dinner (yes, this was in March so a little late!). The event took place at The Chateau in Croydon, a venue I’ve performed at a number of times over the years and a pleasure to perform at due to the super friendly and helpful staff. The event was a drinks reception followed by a sit down meal for about 50 people. I was hired to perform my parlour show for an hour after the main course. More details regarding this show can be found on my dinner magic show page but basically the show is a smaller version of my stage show designed to be performed anywhere. It required minimum space and set up and therefore can be performed in the smallest of venues therefore it is ideal for dinner parties where space is left at one end of the room for me to perform. 

The show itself is fully interactive and throughout a typical performance about 20 audience members would be included in the show. I was asked when booked that the nature of my show and style isn’t to embarrass audience members or assistants. As anyone who has seen my perform will know this is very much not my style, I prefer a far more low key performance in which the audience members who assist me leave feeling like the stars of the show.

The show itself involved mind reading, predictions, suggestion, influence and ended with a routine designed entirely for the company that used their name and logo, this final routine earned me a standing ovation which was a huge compliment.

It was a fantastic night and I had a great time performing for everyone. Here’s a few comments I received by email the following day;

“What a Great Show!!! Everybody is talking about it today… Many Thanks…”

“Thanks again for a great show, our staff really enjoyed your act. You were fantastic”

A massive thank you to everyone at Citybond for the booking and to the staff at The Chateau for their help, hope to see you all again soon.

 

Parlour show Magician Croydon

The hottest day of the year and of course I had an outdoor show at midday! This was a hot one. The event in question was a family birthday party with about 70 guests in their large back garden. They wanted  a formal show as opposed to close up which I would most commonly perform at events of this nature. My parlour show is ideal for this, it’s basically my stage show on a smaller scale designed to be performed anywhere without the same level of staging and far less set up. I arrived an hour in advance to set up and by the designated time to start everyone was seated in front of me , the audience seemed really up for the show. There was a real mixture of people, young and old. Whilst primarily I am an adult performer this show is suitable for children, although a few comments have to be cut! As ever with a show of this nature I start with a routine that involves the entire audience, it’s always good to get everyone involved at the beginning. After this I proceeded to read minds make impossible predictions and end the show with my favourite routine which involved the birthday boy which always results in a standing ovation. I received a fantastic reception afterwards and ended up staying an extra hour as I had crowds of people around me asking to see more. This is always my favourite form of compliment. It was a really fun show and someone from the audience has booked me for another event later in the year so I look forward to seeing them all again. If you’re after a Croydon magician please get in touch to discuss your event.

Table Magician Croydon

Summer is here and I find myself in the middle of corporate summer party season. On Thursday afternoon I was at the Croydon Park Hotel performing at an event for Sainsburys, entertaining staff members who had worked for the company for over 40 years. The event was a tea party for 60 people. Time was really tight here as they wanted both a table performance and an end routine for everyone to watch, taken from my cabaret show. There were 8 tables and normally I like to perform for about 10 minutes at each table but had to cut that in half as I only had an hour for both the table and cabaret performance. When working at a table I like to get everyone involved from the start, opening with a routine that uses all the guests. This will often be a psychological routine that tells me how everyone thinks so when I move onto the mind reading I know the best people to work with. Under normal circumstances I might perform 3 or 4 individual pieces at each table but due to time restraint had to cut it to 2. I went straight onto a mind reading routine next, using a couple of my favourites, either asking someone to draw a picture which I would then attempt to reproduce or asking someone to think of an old friend who I would then describe and tell them the name! Very pleased to say I had a 100% success rate. I manged to get around all the tables in 45 minutes and then it was straight into the cabaret routine. For this I used a couple of the senior managers. I could take a little more time here and performed a few of my favourite routines, demonstrating the empathy between them, reading their minds, and ending with a climax which demonstrates how it’s possible to predict peoples behaviour. Was very pleased to get another booking on the back of this performance at the Sainsburys Christmas party later in the year. If you’re after a table magician in Croydon please get in touch.

 

Close Up Magician

Close Up Magician Croydon

Edward will mix with your guests, whether seated or standing, engaging them in intimate displays of his stunning mind reading and contemporary magic.


Wedding Magician

Wedding Magician Croydon

A wedding magician is the perfect way to entertain your guests with a truly astonishing and unforgettable performance during the quiet periods of the day


Corporate Event Magician

Corporate Event Magician Croydon

Edward specialises in creating unique corporate entertainment for events including dinner and cocktail parties, team building days, trade shows and awards ceremonies.


Christmas Party Magician

Christmas Party Magician Croydon

From small, intimate private parties, to grand balls and banquets, Edward’s performance will ensure a magical and memorable event over the festive period.


Stage Show Magician

Stage Show Magician Croydon

Edward’s stage show combines amazing demonstrations of mind reading with humour, all the while ensuring that the audience get to participate throughout the entire show.


Dinner/Parlour Show Magician

Dinner/Parlour Show Magician Croydon

A combination of the theatrics of a stage show whilst allowing Edward to interact with each of your guests, making the whole performance far more intimate and personal.

“The best show I’ve booked ever”
World Bank Group
“Absolutely superb. We were stunned”
Nokia UK
“Magical, mind reading brilliance. Left us completely bewildered”
David Clark - Mercedes Benz International
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