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 psychological illusion, 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

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.


Whether you require a Croydon Magician for close up performance at a dinner or drinks reception, or a cabaret /stage show, Edward will tailor his act to suit your event.

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

Marks & Spencer

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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.

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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