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Performing close up magic at a Wolverhampton University event.
Rebecca Blumstein
Rebecca Blumstein
I booked Ed to perform at my husband's 60th Birthday party. We had invited 20 friends to a local restaurant and Ed entertained us between courses. He was supremely professional and we loved all of his magic. Ed was friendly and funny and made sure to include all of our party, who were aged between 3-89. Having Ed's magic at our party made the event special and memorable and I would recommend Ed without reservation.
Daniel Coe
Daniel Coe
Fantastic close up magic that enthralled everyone
Becki Hughes
Becki Hughes
A great evening, blew our mind with his tricks! Would recommend 10/10
Richard Linden
Richard Linden
Ed, you were awesome! - very entertaining, funny and clever.
Craig Pearce
Craig Pearce
Very good and entertaining, would recommend.
Amanda Staton
Amanda Staton
Just wowed at a corporate event… thoroughly recommend.
Tom Soane
Tom Soane
Ed was great, very entertaining.
Davies Lettings
Davies Lettings
A fantastic magician and entertainer.
Shahzad Chaudhry
Shahzad Chaudhry
Just wow, totally babbled. How did he do it. Amazing




Ed Sumner is an experienced professional magician who performs close up magic across the West Midlands. He performs at events across Wolverhampton, Walsall, Birmingham, and Coventry. Whether you are holding a wedding, corporate event or other celebration, Ed will bring your event to life with incredible impossible close up magic and mind reading!

"After seeing Ed at a friend's wedding, I was so impressed that the decision to hire him for my wedding was an easy one. I was told by several of my guests that Ed had been their favourite part of the night."

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


Ed made our wedding day magical! He did a fabulous job working round our guests. Everyone was super impressed. He did some amazing magic tricks and an extra special one for us the bride and groom. Ed is very friendly and bubbly but also very professional. Great entertainment for our wedding, really enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

Rebecca Wilkes, Coventry

Thank you for your performance at our recent wedding. We have had great feedback from our guests who enjoyed meeting you and seeing your amazing magic. We will definitely recommend you!

Steve and Laura Sadio, Wolverhampton

For our Anniversary Dinner, our president asked for a memorable, magical stage show, and that’s what we got! It was totally mystifying and just what we wanted. Ed was easy to deal with and professional from the first enquiry to the end of the show.

Roger Coopey, Coventry



Hiring a close up magician for your event is a fantastic way to ensure all of your guests have a great time. A quality professional magician brings your event to life with incredible magic that your guests won't believe. And that's what I do. I combine contemporary sleight of hand magic, with lively conversational comedy to make sure your event is the best it can be. This isn't your grandad's card tricks. It's impressive, impossible magic and mind reading that has to be seen to believed!

Imagine people saying things like at your event:

"Wait, how did you do that?"
"You read my mind!"
and "That's not possible!"

Find out more about close up magic here, or get in touch for more details.

As a quick reminder, hiring a close up magician is perfect for events such as:


awards nights


milestone birthday parties

wedding anniversaries

retirement parties

student balls / proms

house warming parties

family get togethers

I've has performed at all of the above and other types of events all across the West Midlands.

Check out this video of my close up street magic performed at an event for Wolverhampton University. ↓

And this image from a Christmas Military Ball in the West Midlands. ↓

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There's loads of great wedding venues across the West Midlands. Here are a few I've performed magic at recently:

Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry

Stonebridge Golf Club, Coventry

Mount Hotel, Wolverhampton

Hilton Hall Hotel, Wolverhampton

Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel

There are hundreds of weddings that take place across the West Midlands every day. Some will be days full of celebration and joy. Others, I'm sorry to say, will drag on! How do you make sure yours is in that first group? It's easy. Hiring entertainment for during the day is the way to go. And I don't just mean a band or a DJ for the evening.

Instead I mean during those lull periods where people are waiting around for the next thing. They are thinking, what's next? And you're not there to do any entertaining as you're having your photograph taken, or taking a moment for yourself in an otherwise hectic day. You don't have to hire a magician for your wedding. It could be some other form of entertainment.

A magician is a great choice though, as it's lively, and interactive. Well, that's how I perform magic. It's fast, upbeat and incredibly fun to be a part of.

Read more about wedding magic here, or reach out to me for a quick chat about the specifics of your day.


There are very few magicians in the West Midlands with a professional stage magic show. I'm one of them. In fact, I specialise in this type of incredible magic performance. For the largest events or where you want to entertain a lot of people in a short amount of time, stage magic is the way to go.

I can also act as the events host and weave in magic throughout the evening, as well as making all of the announcements and introductions.

And for the very largest events, I can even help to source other close up magicians, or a team of stage performers. Whatever is required to make your event special, I can help.

Read more about stage magic here, or get in touch for a quick chat about the specifics of your event.

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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 - the event date and time, the location, what the event is, and how many guests might be there.

"The professional manner in which he took the booking and ensured he knew exactly what was required is a credit to him."