Paul Ray

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
About me...

I  am a professional comedy magician and have done this for the last 29 years. I live in Shrewsbury, Shropshire with my wife of 30 years, Jane.
My parents are also magicians they toured the world with their magic act, including 6 months on a cruise liner with me and my sister in the act!
Personally, I have won the British Comedy Magician of the Year TWICE; 1986 & 2006, I have performed on The Blackpool Opera House, and have compered the Junior World Championships of Magic. And next year I have been nominated to become the President of the British Magicians (my father was President in 1992; so we will be the first father & son to have done this!)
My father and myself are also good friends with the King of Knotty Ash; Ken Dodd.

In September 2015, I was installed as  President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians ‘British Ring’ … a HUGE honour. The photograph here was taken on that occasion.

About my presentations...

I travel completely self contained with my own Bose P.A. system, back-cloth and portable stage. Its a show for family audiences, with no swearing or smut, just pure comedy belly-laughs!


£80 – £100 plus travelling expenses when more than 10 miles from my home base in Shropshire

My Contact Details:

01743 231735 MOBILE:07761542401

Around the World With a Pack of Cards and a Rabbit


For a riveting insight into the life of a show business family packed with funny stories, laughter, plus a few mind-blowing tricks; book ‘Around the World with a Pack of Cards and a Rabbit’.The natural thing for me to do was to follow in their footsteps… and with my fathers help and guidance, that’s exactly what I did, in the magical sense, but I became a comedian/magician. I am a working professional comedy entertainer, and I will tell you the whole story; warts and all…
Hear fascinating stories like how a friend of mine actually saved Michael Parkinson from having his head cut off by Tommy Cooper…
From Ronnie Barker and Shirley Bassey… to Muhammed Ali…. my magical family have met and worked alongside them all.

A Night of Comedy, Magic & Song

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That’s it!  A Night of Comedy, Magic & Song

The Magician's Apprentice

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My parents have been magicians all of my lifetime… they have worked on the most luxurious cruise ships, including no less than SIX world cruises… and the fabulous London Palladium. As a family we worked on cruise ships; in fact we were like the ‘Von Trapp family’ of the magic world!

This is a trip down Memory Lane – as soon as I was able to understand what was expected of me, I was brought into the family act.

This talk can be either the standard 45 minutes, or I can condense it to 20 minutes for a lunchtime slot.