Welcome to the website of Hampshire magician and mind reader Edward Crawford. For the last 15 years Edward has been performing as full time professional magician. In this time Edward has won a number of awards for his performances including in 2018 best international entertainer and in 2019 best wedding guest entertainer. Every year he performs at between 150 and 200 events performing close up magic, a dinner/parlour show and a full stage show. These events include weddings, dinners, banquets, balls, corporate events, Christmas parties trade shows and charity events.
His style of grown up contemporary magic is ideal for any event whether it’s an intimate private party or a large corporate event. Over the years Edward has performed at practically every event you can imagine from a tranquil book launch at the Haye book festival to backstage at Glastonbury festival. No matter what your event his 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.
To see Edward in action go to his VIDEO page or the GALLERY for pictures of some of the thousands of events Edward has performed at. You can find reviews HERE. In the last year Edward has set up a facebook page for past clients to post reviews, pictures and videos from his shows. You can find that HERE.
For further details you can get in touch with Edward using the contact form below, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, give him a call on 07814 135569 or arrange a Skype call with him in which he will give you a mind reading demo over the internet.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for performing at our Christmas party. You were a huge hit and there has been a lot of discussion afterwards about how good you were and how impressed we all were. Our director is still carrying the key around with her that bent in her hand as a memento as she was so impressed and has been telling all her friends
Marks and Spencer
We had Edward perform at a private function last night for friends and family, I must say, just wow. I have had a chance to see mind reading and magic tricks in various bars and parties i have been to over the years and it is often hit and miss. With Edward however this was not the case and he managed to pull off and perform every trick, illusion and mind blowing performance with awe inspiring results and a coif, sophisticated and professional style. Thank you again Edward and anybody who is looking for entertainment and that something different that will leave guests talking of such a great night and/or event for decades to come, look no further!
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
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.
Hampshire Wedding magician
Winter is coming to an end and wedding season is upon us. On Saturday afternoon I found myself performing at my third wedding of the week. This time in the lovely village of Totford in Hampshire at The Woolpack Inn. The wedding was a small intimate affair which are always some of my favourite events to perform at. Whilst I was performing close up magic and mind reading most of the guests gathered around to watch so it turned into more of a parlour show type performance. With small events like this though it allows me the opportunity to keep things informal and really get to know people as I read their minds. A really fun way to perform. I ended the show with a set piece from my full stage show which included the bride and groom. A really memorable way to end a show. I’d been booked for an hour and a half but ended up staying for 2 hours as people kept asking to see more, my favourite type of compliment. If you’re after a Hampshire wedding magician please get in touch for more details.
Edward will mix with your guests, whether seated or standing, engaging them in intimate displays of his stunning mind reading and contemporary magic.
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
Edward specialises in creating unique corporate entertainment for events including dinner and cocktail parties, team building days, trade shows and awards ceremonies.
From small, intimate private parties, to grand balls and banquets, Edward’s performance will ensure a magical and memorable event over the festive period.
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.
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.