Welcome to the website of West Sussex magician and mind reader Edward Crawford. Edward’s unique blend of magical mind reading and humor will bring an unforgettable performance to your event. Each year he performs at over 150 events throughout West Sussex and the UK and is one of the few full time professional magicians currently performing. As a West Sussex magician Edward performs at hundreds of events each year including weddings, corporate events, trade shows, private parties, banquets, balls, and dinner parties. He has a number of performances suitable for every event from close up magic, table magic, a dinner party show and a full stage show. More details can be found by heading to services.
Edward Crawford is a magician with a real difference, he performs the type of magic known as mentalism. This is commonly seen as the most genuine form of magic. No trickery, cheating or camera tricks. Edward will read your mind! In a typical show, both close up and on stage, he will reveal impossible to know thoughts, duplicate drawings made in secret, risk his life playing russian roullette (with air guns, he’s not that crazy!!), predict the impossible choices spectators make, and bend metal with his mind. This is the closest thing to real magic you will ever see and will leave even the most cynical with a genuine sense of wonder.
To find out what past clients have to say head over to the testimonials page. To see Edward in action go to the video page, or for photos of some of the thousands of shows Edward has performed at go to the gallery page. Over the last year Edward has set up a facebook page, yes he’s rather late to the concept of social media! This is for past clients to leave reviews, post photos and video of Edward in action. This can be found HERE.
No matter the nature of your event, if you’re looking for a magician in West Sussex Edward will stun your guests with his astonishing mind reading and contemporary magic.
If you would like to book him for your event in West Sussex simply fill in the enquiry form below.
Our guests were utterly amazed and you continue to discussed in the office over your talents. It was true art!
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
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
The following blogs are taken from my old website, there are literally thousands of articles on this site which I intend to copy over to here over the next few months. In the mean time hopefully this will give an idea of some of the events I perform at each year.
On Saturday afternoon I was hired to perform my parlour show at a private event in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. A parlour show is a Victorian term that was used to describe private performances of the famous performers of the time that would take place in the homes of the wealthy. I use it to describe a version of my stage show that is designed to be performed in smaller venues and for smaller groups. It is particularly popular at dinners where it can be divided into a number of acts and performed between courses. The event on Saturday took place in a private home and was for an adult birthday party after a dinner for close family and friends. Whilst the guests ate I set up the show in their front room, ready to perform at the end of the meal. When the guests joined me in the front room I invited them to be seated and began the very private show.
The show itself lasted a little over an hour and included mind reading, suggestion and psychological influence. When I perform a show of this nature I start with a routine that will include the entire audience, this helps me to judge who will be the best people to work with throughout the show. Throughout the show I used various audience members in the routines and as it was a small group I manged to use the entire audience throughout the performance. I ended the performance with a special routine involving the birthday girl and her husband who had booked me which involved reading their minds and demonstrating the empathy that exists between a couple. This is my favourite routine to perform and resulted in a standing ovation.
Heres a review they posted online:
“Edward performed for us at a small (6 people) birthday gathering at our home…In terms of prior comms and ensuring all worked well on the day Edward was exemplary and duly arrived bang on time and with no fuss at all. Come the show… well… let’s just say we were all totally flummoxed and impressed at what Edward was able to do – whilst also coping with having an 8 month old baby in the audience and the rest of us trying our best to put Edward off the scent!
It is possible to speculate at how some of the ‘tricks’ may be possible – however some of them were way beyond anything you could think possible. Conclusion : nice guy; more than excellent captivating and interactive show; ace value for money; definitely use again!”
If you’re after a West Sussex magician for your event please get in touch to discuss the ideal performance for your event.
Last week I had the pleasure of performing in Arundel, West Sussex. The client required a close up magician in Sussex for a family reunion. As it was a small group of about 20 guests I suggested an hour of close up earlier in the evening. This was kept very casual so people could continue chatting, catching up and having a drink whilst I performed for small groups of 2 or 3 people at a time.
Later in the evening all the guests gathered in one room and I performed a 30 minute parlour show for them all. This was a little more formal than the close up and only ever suitable if all your guests aren’t going to be blind drunk by this point in the evening. I particularly like to perform close up magic first followed by a show as it gives me an opportunity to meet the guests first, give them a chance to feel a little more relaxed around some of my more alarming mind reading abilities and it gives me a chance to decide who some of the more psychological mind reading techniques will work best with so I know who to choose later in the show.
The whole performance was huge success, even if I say so myself, and it was an absolute pleasure performing for all the different generations of one family. In case you don’t believe me about the success of the evening (and why should you, I do lie for a living), here’s what they had to say a few days later.
“Thanks again for coming to our family do in Arundel. The whole weekend was fantastic and your performance at the beginning was just amazing. I hope to be using you again in the future or on the corporate side”
If you’re looking to hire a magician in Sussex please get in touch to discuss what style of performance might be suit your requirements.
After a week performing throughout the country driving for thousands of miles it was nice to be back in West Sussex with a show only 20 minutes away from my home. I was performing at The Fountain Inn in Ashurst at a private event taking place in a converted barn. The event was a 50th birthday for about 30 people. The group were having a meal during the evening, hence my dinner show. This show is basically my parlour show divided into acts performed in between the courses of the meal. The most important thing with this show is to have a chat with the serving/kitchen staff at the venue before hand to find out how long I will have between courses for each act and to be prepared to stop when food is served. My first act is generally getting to know the audience, trying out a few psychological experiments to find out how people behave, I can then get into the mind reading in late acts. This is always my favourite way to perform as it’s always quite in intimate performance and gives me a fantastic opportunity to really get to know my audience. It was a really fun night and I ended up staying a couple of hours after the show chatting to people about what I do and showing a few more close up routines. If you’re after a West Sussex magician please get in touch to discuss your event.
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.