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Performing as a close up magician in Cheshire.
Jenny Court
Jenny Court
Thank you so much. Amazing tricks. Highly recommend. Everyone loved it. Thank you for getting round all the people at the party. Excellent
Nick Aldridge
Nick Aldridge
Very good
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Ed was amazing tonight at the Severn Transport Services Christmas Party in Welshpool, highly recommend, he will on our entertainment list each year.
diane watson
diane watson
Ed was invited to entertain our charity group, and we are all very pleased he did!. Entertainment wise he was spot on, involving all of our members with his magic tricks, good humour , and easy going attitude. It was really good to see all of our members so engrossed, paying attention and getting involved. Thank you Ed
nick moseley
nick moseley
I arranged for Ed to provide entertainment at our daughter’s wedding. Absolutely spot on. He made sure he engaged with every table, and the constant howls of surprise and delight made for a really great atmosphere after the main dining. Everyone really enjoyed it and said what a fantastic addition to the whole event it was. Thanks, Ed !
Laura Moseley
Laura Moseley
Ed was the magician at our wedding and was fantastic. He was great with all our guests and did some amazing magic tricks. He was great at going around the room and entertaining everyone. Also, thank you for teaching our flower girl and page boy a magic trick, they loved it !
Andrew Marsden
Andrew Marsden
Just hired Ed for a family party in Nantwich and he was awesome! I was very clear about what I wanted at the event and Ed delivered. Entertaining the little ones with balloon modelling and magic (sorry Ed - didn't think the balloon requests would ever end at one point!) and then walking around performing table magic for all the other guests. Feedback has been brilliant, with everyone impressed with the magic and feeling like they'd been entertained with some amazing tricks! And in terms of booking Ed - easy to communicate with, friendly, punctual and very accommodating. It was a great night, everyone had fun. Thanks Ed!!
Tracey Fowler
Tracey Fowler
Ed performed at my daughters wedding , he was brilliant, all our guests loved the magic he performed, he was entertaining funny and very professional, we wouldn’t hesitate to book him again and highly recommended him, Thank you Ed ⭐️




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."

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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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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:


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 what the event is, the time/s you are considering 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."