LONDON CLOSE UP MAGICIAN
Ed Sumner is an experienced professional close up magician available to hire for events across London and the South East . His upbeat conversational style will bring your event to life! With a mix of incredible close up magic, impossible mind reading and conversational comedy, Ed's creates the stories you'll be sharing for years to come.
"Our guests loved him! His closing trick still has us baffled a month later!"
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LONDON CLOSE UP MAGICIAN REVIEWS
Ed is hands down THE BEST close up magician we’ve hired. He provided table magic and a short cabaret show at our Christmas event and we’re still talking about him today. It’s April, and I’m about to book him again for this year. For anyone reading this and thinking about hiring any other magician. Don’t! Ed is the guy you need!
Angela Yates, London
Roy surprised us all with an incredible and most entertaining magician! Ed managed to fool everybody and kept everyone laughing all evening! The perfect entertainment!
Peter Jones, Central London
Incredible! Ed's magic was the highlight of the night for many of us at our recent awards dinner. He helped to bring everyone together and put everyone at ease. Ed is a true professional and it showed throughout!
Jacqui Porter, London
WHAT IS CLOSE UP MAGIC?
Close up magic is one of the most popular forms of events entertainment. I think that's because it takes place in a shared space. The audience are often involved in their own entertainment. That doesn't just mean picking a card. What actually happens is they get to laugh along with friends and often I hear things like, "you have to see this!" called across the room. You see, close up magic is a social thing, and people love to feel connected to their friends and family.
Well, that's how I perform as a close up magician! My magic is lively and upbeat but also approachable and conversational. It's a lot of fun to be involved with! It's not boring repetitive card tricks, and it's not just watching me do stuff.
Close up magic can take place as either walkaround entertainment, table magic during the course of a meal, or an exclusive close up magic show. Another great thing is that close up magic is flexible to fit into a variety of events.
As a professional magician, I know instinctively how to get the most out of your guests. I'll bring your event to life with incredible magic, impossible mind reading and conversational comedy! It will be an event everyone will remember for a long time.
WHICH EVENTS IS CLOSE UP MAGIC BEST FOR?
Weddings are times for celebrating. Great, we've agreed on one thing. Do you find it strange then that some couples push entertainment down their list of priorities? I do.
I talk to lots of couples who tell me that their only entertainment plans are music for the evening, and I think that's a mistake. It's missing out on the fact that weddings are a long day, and even if they are waiting around, you don't want your guests to feel like they are waiting around! If we've agreed on a second thing - you don't want your guests feeling like they are waiting around - then maybe you should consider hiring a close up magician like myself.
My close up magic brings people together, and transforms your wedding from stiffness and formality into the celebration of the year! Hiring a close up magician for your wedding, means sharing comedy, conversation and incredible memories with those closest to you.
CORPORATE EVENTS ENTERTAINMENT
There are hundreds of events taking place across London every day. Some will be successful, some will be poorly planned, rushed and probably, I'm sorry to say this, but a bit of a flop! How do you make sure your event falls in to that first category? Can I give you one small quick tip? Hiring a professional magician takes a lot of pressure off your event.
A quality close up magician is a people person. They instinctively know how to get the best out of people. At least, I know that's the case with my relaxed, conversational performances. I'm there to spark conversations in a fun way, and without having to resort to work talk.
I also know that I've often been able to smooth over any cracks that do appear. Is one of your speakers running late? Do you want to connect with one of your VIPs in a more personal way? Having an events expert on hand is really useful in these situations.
Read more about magic at corporate events in London - includes my close up magic (and my stage magic / events hosting options).
PRIVATE DINING ROOMS
Private dining rooms offer the chance to entertain your guests in your own private space. What better way of making your guests feel even more special than with an exclusive performance of magic.
This performance of close up magic is usually for up to about 30 guests.* I'll provide two sessions of skillful sleight of hand magic, and impossible mind reading, presented in my upbeat but approachable manner. Each session lasts about 25 minutes. The best time for it, is after the main course, and then after dessert, but this can, of course, be adapted to suit your needs.
If you’re looking to impress your guests let's have a quick chat about how we can make your evening memorable for all the right reasons.
*smaller groups sometimes choose the even more exclusive chef's table.
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A few excellent private dinning rooms in London.
The Jones Family Project, Shoreditch
116 Pall Mall, Westminster
34 Mayfair, Grosvenor Square
The River Cafe, Hammersmith
ANY STAND OUT SHOWS IN LONDON?
Yes, here's a few close up magic performances that stand out. Click to read more about the one that interests you.
YOUR INCREDIBLE EVENT IS
JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY
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.
"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."
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