Edward Crawford

Portsmouth Magician

Award winning magician and mind reader

Magician London
Edward Crawford

Portsmouth Magician

Award winning magician and mind reader

Magician London

Looking to Hire a Magician in Portsmouth?

Portsmouth mind reader and magician Edward Crawford, has been amazing audiences in Portsmouth and throughout Hampshire, with his unique style of psychological illusion, and incredible ability to read minds, for over fifteen years. With acts including a close up performance (magic performed to individuals and small groups, either sat at a table or standing as Edward mingles amongst your guests), a parlour show (which combines Edward’s close up act and stage show, perfect for smaller audiences), and stage show (ideal for bigger audiences and venues), Edward has the perfect performance for every type of event and function. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, ball, wedding, banquet, charity gala, or private party, Edward has a performance to suit your event and will leave your guests with the most memorable experience.

Over the years Edward has developed his contemporary and grown up style of magic by combining psychological illusion with magical trickery and sleight of hand, and a dash of humour. Your guests will witness Edward reading their thoughts, predicting the future, and moving things with just the power of his mind. In recent performances guests have witnessed Edward driving blindfolded, predicting the headlines on a national newspaper weeks in advance, replicating the drawings of a guest in a separate room, and playing Russian Roulette (his family and friends are still recovering from this!!)! Edward’s act will leave even the most cynical guest amazed and thoroughly entertained. 

No matter what event you’re planning Edward will tailor his act to suit you and your needs, and you can rest easy with the knowledge that your event will have the very best entertainment, from a professional with over 15 years experience in his field.

To Hire a  Portsmouth magician Contact Edward on 07814 135569 or info@www.edwardcrawford.co.uk for more details.

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

Whether you require a Portsmouth 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.

Thank you for coming to our summer event yesterday. You played such a vital role bringing groups of people together and amazing us with your talent. Our entire team and all of our clients were thoroughly entertained and we will be forever wondering how on earth you do it!
Louise Young – The Flight Centre

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The following is taken from the blog on my previous website. Over the forthcoming months I will attempt to transfer all the entries onto this site but for the time being hopefully this will give some idea of past bookings.

Wedding Magician Portsmouth

On Saturday afternoon I was hired to perform close up table magic at a wedding reception at HMS Nelson Wardroom in Portsmouth. The people who booked me for this event had seen me perform my parlour show at an an event earlier in the year and had contacted me a few weeks later to book me for this event.

The wedding reception was a very informal, intimate affair – an afternoon tea with about 50 guests. I was hired to perform for 2 hours. The reception was a very relaxed, informal affair which is always one of my favourite type of events to perform close up. I arrived at the venue half an hour early to prepare and after saying hello to the people who had booked me I spent some time observing the guests, trying to work out who would be the best people to use in various routines. It always helps me out to get an idea of my audience before I perform, I’m looking for people who are shy and retiring and those who are the complete opposite, the outgoing, life of the party type. I will use both types in a number of routines but certain things work better with certain people. When I was ready to go I started to mix and mingle with the guests at their tables. My favourite thing about working close up for smaller groups is that I get a real opportunity to get to know people. I could spend 10 to 15 minutes with each table giving them a really in depth performance and including everyone at the tables in the various routines. Due to the psychological nature of my mind magic I would generally start off with a warm up which would include everyone at the table, this would give me an indication as to who would be the best people for the more in depth routines. My favourite warm up involves a prediction, a typical example is that I would write something down in a piece of paper. I would then ask the table to decide amongst themselves the name of a playing card. Which ever card they decide upon would be found to have been written down on the piece of paper! With the warm up out of the way I would move into the mind reading, at this point I will try to read the minds of the 3 or 4 people at a time. I might ask them to think of names of old friends, dates of important events and draw pictures which I will attempt to reproduce. Very pleased to say I had an almost 100% hot rate throughout the afternoon. Once I’d been round everyone once I went back to tables and performed a few additional routines, these are some of my absolute favourites which I rarely get the chance to perform when working close up due to time restraints. If you ever see me perform do ask to see my empathy routine. It’s one that always results in gasps of astonishment.

I had a fabulous time performing for everyone and was very pleased to receive another booking for later in the year from one of the guests. If you’re after a Portsmouth magician for your event please get in touch to discuss details.

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Close Up Magician

Close Up Magician Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth

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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