Edward Crawford

Hampshire Magician

Award winning magician and mind reader

Magician London
Edward Crawford

Hampshire Magician

Award winning magician and mind reader

Magician London

Looking to Hire a Magician in Hampshire?

I get the feeling you’re looking to hire a Hampshire magician? Proof enough I can read minds? Well maybe not, I’d advice checking out the video’s on my video page for something a little more impressive.

I have been performing as a professional magician for over ten years throughout Hampshire, the UK and the world. Every year I perform at between 100 and 200 events performing close up magic, a dinner show and a full stage show. These events include weddings, dinners, banquets, balls, corporate events, Christmas parties trade shows and charity events.

My style of grown up contemporary magic is ideal for any event, over the years I have performed at practically every event you can imagine from a tranquil book launch at the Haye book festival to backstage at Glastonbury festival to a high class swingers party in a castle in France (seriously). No matter what your event my performance is guaranteed to leave your guests talking about what they’ve witnessed for months to come.

Imagine you had the power of a superhero. What would you choose? Flight, strength, Invisibility? How about mind control and mind reading for these are the powers that Hampshire magician Edward Crawford makes claims to. This form of mind trickery is known as mentalism although Edward much prefers the term mind reader. Think of an old friend, Edward will describe them and tell you the name. Think of your PIN number, Edward will tell you it. Draw a picture, Edward will reproduce it. This is just the basics of Edward’s unique act. In a typical performance he will also demonstrate telekinesis, moving objects with his mind, mind control, making stunning predictions and controlling the present. All of this will be performed in Edward’s dry and understated but humorous style that has led Edward to be one of just a few full time professional magicians performing in the UK. To hire a Hampshire magician contact Edward today to discuss your event.

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


Whether you require a Hampshire 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.

Just wanted to say an enormous thank you for last Friday. You were absolutely fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment that you spent with us. Thank you once again for entertaining us.

Royal Bank of Canada

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Close up magic in Hampshire

On Saturday I was booked to perform at a private party in Lymington, Hampshire in the New Forest. The event was a joint 50th Birthday party at the home of the client. The client required a close up performance to mix with the guests throughout the evening at a very informal drinks party. It was a rare hot sunny day so the party took place in the stunning garden of the client. The original plan had been to perform in two sections, 5 to 6pm and then a break for an hour whilst a band played followed by another performance between 7 to 8pm. Plans change though, there was hellish traffic around the new forest area and it was taking people hours to get through and most of the guests were arriving late therefore I decided to start an hour later and perform straight through for a couple of hours without a break in between. Most of the guests had arrived by the time I started and I mixed with them as they drank in the garden (there were about 70 guests in all). As always with a close up magician performance I started with a warm up on a few of the guests, this is a sort of psychological test that gives me an idea what will work best on a particular group of people and at the same time gives the guests an idea of the type of mind magic I perform. From this point on I mixed with guests, generally being invited from group to group as people learnt I was there, reading minds (duplicating drawings made by guests at the opposite end of the garden seemed particularly poplar and I kept getting repeated requests to do it again). I stayed a little late as It was such a fun evening and ended the night with a special performance for the host and his wife in which all the guests watched. This is something very special that I don’t often perform but if you ever see me at a show ask if you can see my “empathy routine”. The evening was a huge amount of fun, a really lovely group of people and managed to pick up a couple of further bookings for later in the year. As I write I’ve received an email from the client, here’s what they had to say:

“Edward I would just like to say thankyou very much for Saturday evening. We all had a great time and most of the conversation has been about you and in particular the final thing you did with dawn and I. Thank you so much”

If you’re after a close up magician in Hampshire contact me today to discuss your event.

Wedding magician Hampshire

Last night I found myself performing at a wedding in Hayling Island, Hampshire at the wedding of Jon and Catherine. The venue was Hayling Island Gold Club, a stunning location with scenic views, looks like a lovely place for a round of golf although with my poor golfing skills I can see the wind from the sea taking my ball constantly into the rough!

I was hired to perform after the wedding breakfast, before the disco. This was a great time to perform as all the guests were ready for a bit of fun after sitting through the ceremony and meal for a few hours. Some guests stayed at their tables, others got up and mingled. I mixed with the guests either at tables or standing up and performed close up mind reading and mind magic. Reading thoughts and predicting behaviour. I also through in a little metal bending, borrowing cons off the guests and having them bend in their hands. I ended the evening with a special routine for the bride and groom demonstrating the strong bond between the two of them.

I received this email from them this morning:

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you so much for performing at our wedding yesterday. We loved it! Everyone thought you were amazing!
Thanks a million!
Catherine and Jon x”

Christmas Party Magician Hampshire

Christmas is my busiest time of the year so if you’re after a performance during December please book very early, the Friday and Saturday nights are often booked at least 6 months in advance.

The most popular acts at Christmas parties are my close up performance for drinks parties and my parlour show for dinner parties.

On the Friday before Christmas this year I was booked to perform close up magic for a Christmas party at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery for a corporate event in Whitchurch, Hampshire. The event was for 200 people spread out over 3 rooms at the stunning venue. A band was playing in one of the rooms so I avoided this area as it was a bit noisy and instead performed in the rooms where people were mingling and drinking. Throughout the evening I mixed with the guests engaging people in displays of close up magic and mind reading. My favourite routine throughout the evening was when I asked the CEO of the company to draw a picture, at the same time I asked one of his colleagues to think of any object. After the picture was drawn in secret the object was named, it was a crab, the picture was then shown and it was also a crab. A perfect example of mind control. Always a joy when this works, particularly when people have had a few drinks!

Here’s what the client tweeted:

“Thanks so much for last night. You were fab and I’ve had lots of great feedback, superb”

Contact Edward today to discuss booking a Hampshire magician for your Christmas party.

Close Up Magician Hampshire

On Sunday afternoon I was hired to perform close up magic and mind reading at a garden party in Alton, Hampshire. The event was for a 60th birthday party with about 150 guests attending. It was a casual drinks party which allowed me to mix and mingle with the guests for about 3 hours showing each group a five to ten minute routine of close up magic and mind reading.

Here’s the review the client left for the following day:

“Wow!!! This guy is amazing! I literally picked 3 magicians off the internet – had no idea who any of them were, but out of the 3 Edward Crawford replied quickly and showed a genuine interest in taking on the booking so it’s really pot luck we went with him. We’re so glad we did, he’s amazing. He worked really hard, going around all the tables a number of times ensuring everyone had seen him it work. He had us all dumbfounded as to how he did all of his tricks. If you get the chance to see him, make sure you go. If you’re looking for a magician to hire, this is the one you need. Absolutely fantastic!”

A huge thank you to Angie and Nic for the booking. If you’re after a Hampshire Magician for your event please get in touch.

Close Up Magician

Close Up Magician Hampshire

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 Hampshire

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 Hampshire

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 Hampshire

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 Hampshire

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 Hampshire

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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