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Performing as a close up magician in Cheshire.
Sue Phelan
Sue Phelan
Ed was absolutely phenomenal at my friend's 50th birthday! Fantastic magician x
Michelle Talbot
Michelle Talbot
Very, very impressive 😁
Amanda Bryant
Amanda Bryant
He was very professional before the event and everyone was thoroughly entertained by his close magic and the larger scale audience participation tricks.
Rach Ryan
Rach Ryan
We invited Ed to join us at our wedding reception to entertain our guests during / after the meal. Lots of guests were chatting about his tricks the next day. We loved the one he did for us and have absolutely no idea how he managed it! Ed is relaxed but professional, friendly and fun. Thank you for sprinkling some magic on our day Rach & Mick
Laura Darrant
Laura Darrant
Super personable and an amazing magician. Book him for your works events.
kerry smith
kerry smith
Ed was fabulous, what a fantastic magic show this was the perfect entertainment for my 50th Birthday and left us scratching our heads on how he did some of the tricks as we couldn’t work it out, and we were really impressed, and still talking about it later into the night and after my birthday too. I would definitely recommend and book Ed again and he was very professional, fabulous magic tricks and great communication and early to the event to prepare. I won’t mention what tricks he did as I won’t spoil the surprise but we all loved it. Thanks Ed 🤩🥰👍
Fern Dennis
Fern Dennis
I saw Ed last weekend he was booked for a family wedding. Nearly a week later and I’m still speechless, he was amazing best magician I’ve ever seen! He caters to all age groups, so entertaining.
Le pe
Le pe
Excellent entertainment
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Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Really friendly magician 👍🏾




Ed Sumner is a close up magician for hire in Chester and across Cheshire. He is one of the few full time professionals working in the area. If you're looking to make your event a huge success, then get in touch with Ed. He creates the stories and moments that will last for many years to come!

"Funny, captivating, affable and absolutely fantastic at mesmerising people with his skills. I was absolutely delighted with everything Ed did for our guests."

Ready to find out more?

Get in touch today for expert advice about what would work best for your event.


Loved the show! I’ve still got no idea how you managed to know what I was thinking. They should burn you at the stake!

Joanna Starling, Chester

Very easy booking process! Ed is a true professional. He showed up early on the night and wowed everyone. His act is incredible and I know our guests were very impressed.

Danielle Pearson, Warrington

Ed was easy to communicate with, friendly and punctual. We hired his table magic for a family party and he was awesome! The feedback was brilliant and all were impressed with the magic and entertainment!

Andrew Marsden, Nantwich


Hiring a close up magician for an event is a fantastic decision. There are a few ways magic can be incorporated into your event. You might choose walkaround magic, table magic, or an exclusive magic show. The great thing about close up magic is that it's flexible enough to fit into a variety of situations. Fortunately, I've performed in most situations, so I'll work with you make sure you get the best entertainment for your event.

Wait! Actually, the best thing about my close-up magic is that is creates a fun lively atmosphere for you and your guests. It's upbeat, approachable and conversational. It's lots of fun to be a part of and once I'm there, you're party or event will fill with people saying things like:

"Do that again!"
and "Can I have a go?"
or "Seriously, no way!"

In short, I bring your event to life. Want to find out more about how to hire a close up magician? Read more about close up magic here, or get in touch for a quick chat about your event. No pressure, no obligation to book. Just a friendly conversation.

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Get in touch today for an accurate quote or more information.



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Still looking for your dream wedding venue in Cheshire? Here's a few I've enjoyed performing at previously:

Oak Tree, Peover

Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford

Cranage Hall, Crewe

Heaton House Farm, Cheshire

Colshaw Hall, Over Peover

Delamere Manor, Northwich

Chester Racecourse, Chester

You might not know this, but Cheshire is a bit of a hotspot for weddings, with many couples from Manchester and Liverpool looking for a countryside setting for their big day. Some of those weddings are going to relaxed, enjoyable days where everyone is having fun and enjoying spending time with friends and family. Some are going to feel like long drawn out days where guests are just sort of waiting around for the next thing to happen?

I'm guessing that you want your wedding to fall in to that first group. Who wouldn't?

With that in mind. The best advice I can give you is to think about entertainment for during the day as well as for during the evening. It's not only about the band / DJ. Weddings are a long day and there are moments where you can bring people together and help your event to feel like a celebration.

It doesn't have to be a magician. Some couples choose a photo booth or a caricaturist. However, I honestly think a close up magician is the only entertainment that really energisies your event. A professional close up magician, like myself, knows instinctively how to get the most out of your guests. They'll interact with them, make them laugh, and help to create the moments you'll be looking back on for many years to come.

Read more about magic at weddings here.

Or get in touch for a quick conversation about the specifics of your event. I'll also send you my wedding brochure.


As mentioned elsewhere, magic fits in at a variety of events, so if you're looking to entertain guests then reach out to me and I'll be more than happy to give you some advice about what would work well.

I specialise in close up magic, and also have a cabaret stage show which is the perfect way to WOW them with a unique show combining the best of magic, mind reading and comedy. For corporate events, I can even host or present your whole event.

There's never any obligation to make a booking. I'll simply let you know what's worked well in the past and give you all the information you need to make a decision.

Magic is perfect for:
Milestone birthday parties
Awards nights
Conference dinners
Other corporate events
Retirement parties
Wedding anniversaries

And more - maybe you have an idea I've not mentioned. Let me know! Those are often the most fun events to be a part of.


Here are a few stand out events in Cheshire. If the title appeals to you, then click to read more about them.



It's easy to get in touch with me, either:

email ↓

call ↓

07792 129 828

or fill in an enquiry form.


During a short phone or video call, we'll talk about your event and your initial ideas. Don't worry, if you're not sure. I've helped to plan many events so I can advise on the best use of magic and other events entertainment.


Once all the details are agreed, I'll send you a booking confirmation and ask you to make the first payment which confirms your date in my calendar. Then it's time to start looking forward to your big event.


I'll check in with you in the week before your event, and on the day of the event. All you need to do now is enjoy the magic, mind reading and conversational comedy.


I’m always excited to hear about your plans, and where you see magic fitting in with your event. Complete the form below and I’ll get back to you very soon.

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Best to include this so that I can clarify any extra details.
It's useful to know - the event date and time, the venue, what the event is for, and how many guests might be there.

"The performance was fantastic and is still being talked about! Thank you for being so friendly, accommodating and professional, it has been a pleasure to deal with you."