shrewsbury magician performing to guests at a wedding
Performing close up magic at a wedding near Shrewsbury.
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 the top professional magician performing across Shrewsbury and Shropshire. He specialises in close up magic and performs often as a magician for weddings and for private parties. Plus, he is recommended by Rowton Castle, one of the top wedding venues close to Shrewsbury.

"Ed is a fantastic magician who left all our guests, my partner and I absolutely stunned when he performed at our wedding. It was a truly great performance which we will never forget."

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A magician at a wedding brings the day to life and turns it into the celebration it should be. I should know! I've performed at over six hundred weddings across the UK.

Don't just think of entertainment as something for the evening only. It's important to make sure your guests don't feel like they are just waiting around for the next thing to happen.

Walkaround close up magic is the solution to that. It's fantastic as it engages guests in a way that other forms of entertainment can't replicate.

ps. Of all the wedding venues I've performed magic at, some of my favourites are in Shropshire. They include:

Rowton Castle, Halfway House (where the video above was shot)

Albrighton Hall, Shrewsbury

Hawkstone Hall near Hodnet, Shrophshire

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Close up magic is a popular form of entertainment that brings people together. Live an up close it's 100% better than anything you may have seen on television. Whether table to table magic, or mix and mingle entertainment, I can sort out your entertainment across Shrewsbury and Shropshire.


A quality close up magician brings your party to life. Just imagine infectious laughter and amazed gasps spreading though your event. It's this that makes any event truely memorable. n short, I create the stories they'll be sharing for years to come.

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The way you were able to entertain adults, children, individually or as one whole group was just brilliant, and we were all amazed that we couldn’t figure it out. Everyone has said its a party they will talk about for years to come!

Phillipa Pope, Shrewsbury

Ed recently performed at my sister’s wedding at Rowton Castle. Everybody enjoyed his magic. He brought humour to what he was doing. The professional manner in which he took the booking and ensured he knew exactly what was required was a credit to him. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anybody who is looking for a solid professional.

Jeremy Haigh, Shrewsbury

Just wanted to leave a quick note to say how brilliant the magic was at my cousins wedding. You performed a few tricks for me and and my sister quite simply you left her speechless. I have a few friends getting married soon. I will be fully recommending you, and I really hope one of them books you.

Tracy Darby, Shrewsbury

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A friend asked me a difficult question recently. I was talking about how I had written about some of the shows that stuck out to me, and if you take a look at some of my other location pages, you’ll see I’ve followed a similar pattern there. I really have performed a lot of magic right across the UK.

But the question he asked was different. He asked me, is there one single person that has stood out from all of the people I’ve met?

There is, and I love this story. It happened in December 2015 at the Peach Tree Restaurant, 18-21, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. The event was a party for a charitable organisation and I was asked to perform close up magic table to table during their Christmas party lunch and then finish with a short show to the whole group.

Everything went well that afternoon and at the end of one routine, one guest turned to the host and said, “He's really great! Where did you find him!?” What a compliment!

But then, I invited a young woman to help with one of the routines. She kept turning away and covering her face and I thought she might have been a little nervous about helping out.

I'm always keen that any volunteers are comfortable on stage, and so I asked her if she was ok, and she said, “Yes, you just make me laugh so much!” When I spoke to her afterwards she said, that we must have just had exactly the same sense of humour.

Well, this is music to my ears. Often people say my magic is impressive or that they don’t know how it works, but when someone connects with me and my personality well that’s the ultimate compliment. After all, (and this is something I am always telling the magicians I mentor), people are more interested in people than things! You might have heard it as this, people won’t remember what you said or did, but they will remember how you made them feel!

That's what I aim for with all of my magic. Yes, I perform magic, but ultimately I'm there to provide you with the stories and the memories of spending time with your friends and family.

Here's the review the client left after the show:

Absolutely Incredible! Thank you so much for last week. It was so great that you could join our Christmas celebration. I know my guests enjoyed your performance as you were the talking point for the rest of the day. We’ve got no idea how you did it!

Marie Farley, Shrewsbury

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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.



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"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."