Oxfordshire magician Edward Crawford has been performing magic and mind reading throughout Oxfordshire and the UK as a full time professional magician for the past 10 years. Throughout this time he has created a reputation as one of the most sought after corporate and private entertainers in the UK. Performing as an Oxfordshire magician Edward has both a close up act ideal for weddings, dinner parties, Christmas parties, drink receptions and all informal gathering, a stage show for corporate and charity events and a smaller parlour show for more intimate events.
To find out what past clients have had to say about Edward’s performances go to the REVIEWS page. You can see Edward in action on the VIDEO and GALLERY pages. Over the last year Edward has set up a Facebook page for people to leave reviews and amateur show videos and pictures, you can find that HERE
Edward’s act is a little different from your standard magic performance. He performs a type of magic known professionally as mentalism. This refers to magic of the mind, sometimes known as psychological illusion or psychic entertainment. In a typical performance both close up and on stage Edward will read minds, plucking impossible to know thoughts from the minds of the guests, predict the future and influencing the present so you’re seemingly random decisions can be shown to have been predicted in advance. This is the most grown up and genuine form of magic which will astonish the most cynical of audience. No boring card tricks or cutting women in half, instead you will witness true magic that all the spectators will get to partake in and leave them believing that magic is possible.
If you’re after a magician in Oxfordshire and want an act that is unique and your guests will be talking about for months to come contact Edward today for more details.
If you would like to book an Oxfordshire magician or require further information simply fill in the enquiry form below.
Thank you for attending our event on Thursday evening, our guests were utterly amazed and you continue to be discussed in the office over your talents! It was truly brilliant, such art.
Lauren Riddle – Swiss Re
Edward demonstrated his professionalism from the start. He listened very carefully our expectations and tailored his show based on the intent of the event, time we had and the nature of audience. He arrived earlier than he should to complete his preparations and familiarize himself with the audience. All our guests at our corporate Christmas lunch were so amazed with Edwards show. He has this great ability to get immediate attention of all the guests (ours was a multi cultural event with wide range of different backgrounds and ages) and keep them engaged throughout the show. After the show so many guests approached me to share their admiration to him. Personally I was really amazed with his mind reading ability and knowing the unexpected. We will definitely consider him for our future events and I can recommend him with no hesitation.
Bilge Pekyardimci – BP
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
The following articles are taken from my old blog, there are literally thousands of blogs detailing past bookings. Here I’ve just taken a couple relevant to the Oxfordshire area, over the next few months I’ll attempt to copy the rest over. In the mean time these may give an idea of the type of events I perform at.
Wedding Magician Oxfordshire
Last Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of performing at a fantastic wedding somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Oxfordshire. This was a rustic, outdoor wedding in a field on a farm. Didn’t have a clue where I was, if someone had taken away my sat-nav I’d never have made it home! This is one of my favourite types of wedding to perform at, very relaxed and informal. I was booked to perform for 2 hours but ended up staying for closer to 3. I was performing during the drinks reception and spent the time mixing with the guests performing for small groups at a time. As a finale I performed a routine with the bride and groom (pictures below), this is always a very memorable way to end a performance.
Here’s a review left for me on Facebook by the bride:
“Oh my god Edward was incredible at our wedding! Everyone was blown away by his performances, cannot fault it at all! Also due to covid and my wedding moving dates 4 times and venue once too, Edward still did it for me and didn’t complain once! Forever grateful for the kindness. I loved every minute and still have no idea how his tricks were so good!” Jordan Kennedy
Please get in touch in you wish to discuss hiring a magician for your wedding in Oxfordshire.
Close up magician Oxford, Oxfordshire
Last week I had the pleasure to be booked to perform close up magic at Oxford Brooks university as part of the challenging assumptions event organised by the students. I’ve performed at many Universities throughout Oxfordshire and the UK over the years but this was a little different as the event was part of the students university course and they would be marked on the overall success of the evening. I performed close up magic during the drinks reception and a dinner for paying guests. At the end of the evening I performed a brief show for the guests. The purpose of the event was “challenging assumptions” so I performed feats of mental magic to disprove the impossibility of mind reading.
The whole evening was a huge success and a lot of fun to perform at. Here’s what the event organiser had to say:
“I just wanted to email you to say thank you so much for last night – everyone at the event said how amazing you were and you really made our event special! Thanks again on behalf of myself and the challenging assumptions team! “
Emma Elliot Oxford Brooks University
If you have an event in Oxfordshire and wish to book a magician whether for close up or a stage show please get in touch, no matter the nature of your event from weddings and private parties to corporate events, dinners and balls if you require a magician in Oxfordshire I’ll be able to create a performance to suit your requirements.
Mix and mingle magician Oxfordshire
On Sunday afternoon I was hired to perform at the Cherwell Boathouse just outside of Oxford. The event was for the boathouses 50th Anniversary. I’ve performed here a number of times over the years and the event manager at the venue who had seen me perform before very kindly booked me for this event. It was a very relaxed affair, taking place outside by the river, thankfully the weather was good enough. The had a live jazz band playing and people were casually eating and drinking in the stunning grounds of the boathouse. I was hired to perform from 3pm to 5pm although ended up staying until about 6pm. Throughout this time I casually mixed and mingled with the guests, a few hundred people in total, performing short routines for each group. For the first 30 minutes or so it was a case of me approaching people but after a while people learnt I was there so I soon had a group around me and others coming over to see something or asking if I’ll join there group next. At events of this nature I always like to keep things fairly simple, sticking to some of my more straightforward mind reading routines, my favourite being asking someone to draw a picture and trying to reproduce the picture, very pleased I had an almost 100% success rate!
It was a really fun day and was very pleased to pick up another booking for a private event at the boathouse later in the year, always my favourite compliment! If you’re after an Oxfordshire magician for your event please get in touch.
A super busy week last week with 7 shows in all, 5 in 3 days. I started off in Abingdon performing at a corporate event at the Milton Hill house. The event was for RM education, they’d had a day long conference and were ending things with drinks and a close up performance from myself. The idea had been to have it in the grounds of the hotel but the weather was awful so we stayed in doors. Most people were seated at tables so I made my way around the group, about 100 people performing a small intimate show for each table. Here’s a typical routine. I always start with a warm up, I ask someone to think of a number between 1 and 6, I then tell them the number they are thinking of. No mind reading here, pure psychology as there are certain numbers people always think of and I simply influence them to go for those. Next I move things up a notch. I give a couple of people dice and ask them to roll them (a few times so they know they’re not loaded!). They remember the last number, and I tell them the numbers they’re thinking of, this is mind reading as there’s no way I can influence the roll of a dice. Finally I may ask someone to draw a picture, avoiding the obvious choices like houses and stickmen. I then attempt to duplicate their drawings! Managed to get them all right which I was very pleased about. This is a standard routine and there always added elements to it to make a performance unique for each group. On an average night performing close up I may perform up to 50 times and will generally work between 6 or 7 different routines. At the end of the night I performed a piece from my cabaret show for everyone to watch. I used a couple of the company managers for this. A routine I created for corporate events that shows the strength of the company and it’s employees in an unforgettable and magical way. Here’s what the client had to say in an email the following day:
“I would just like to say I was extremely impressed with what you do and how you performed with everyone. Everybody loved it! I wasn’t sure I wanted this kind of performance at the event as I’m suspicious and thought I would see what you did etc. But I couldn’t see a thing and am slightly blown away. Will definitely give great feedback on your page and recommend you to others, also keeping my card with the queen of diamonds on it!”
If you’re after a corporate magician in Oxfordshire please get in touch.
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.