Paul Ray

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
About me...

I  am a professional comedy magician and have done this for over 30 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.

I am also a past-President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians ‘British Ring’. (1100 members).

About my presentations...

I do an hour talk on my life of Comedy and Magic. I am 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


'From The Rat Pack... to Neil Diamond'

A tribute and fascinating talk on some of the worlds greatest singers, Paul spills out some interesting facts and stories about singers from the past and present, as well as impersonating the likes of Elvis, Cliff Richard, The Rat Pack, and many more.

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 and a few mind-blowing tricks book my show ‘Around the World with a Pack of Cards and a Rabbit’.

Growing up in show business – my parents were magicians – 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 added an extra facet, 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

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

The Magician's Apprentice

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.

What people say about my presentations........

I recently booked Paul for an old boys annual Dinner.

The age range was from 52 to 87. To say that the show was wonderfully entertaining is an understatement and Paul was given a standing ovation. His magic is fascinating and his comedy very funny getting many laughs.
Everyone in the audience thanked me for a wonderful evening and said it was the best after Dinner entertainer we had ever had.
I would recommend Paul to anyone who wants a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Derek Randles  Stafford Old Edwardians   2nd April 2017


Good evening Paul,
Thank very much for coming to entertain us on Saturday night. The feed back has been never ending since. They all want you back so I suggested you could come this Saturday!!!
“They’ve never had such a wonderful evening in this area in living memory”  “I did not expect other than, ‘not a lot’ how wrong could l have been” “I’ve not stop thinking or laughing and it’s now Monday” and so on and on and on….
Dylan   March 2017

“Paul is a natural born entertainer. He sang loads of songs for us and also produced some brilliant magic! I would not hesitate to hire Paul again. Fantastic performer and naturally a very funny man”!

Paul Ray Contact Details:

01743 231735


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