shrewsbury magician performing to guests at a wedding
Performing close up magic at a wedding near Shrewsbury.
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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Really friendly magician 👍🏾



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.

shropshire magician performing close up magic to guests at a party

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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.


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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"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."