Paul Ray

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
About The Speaker...

I am a professional comedy magician and have done this for over 40 years. I live in Shrewsbury, Shropshire with my wife 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 working in the act!
Personally, I have won the British Comedy Magician of the Year TWICE; 1986 and 2006, I have performed on The Blackpool Opera House, and have compered the Junior World Championships of Magic. Five years ago I had the honour of becoming the President of the British Magicians (my father was President in 1992; so were the only father and son to have done this!… 1,100 members)

My father and myself were also good friends with the King of Knotty Ash; the late, great Sir Ken Dodd.

About Their Talks...

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!


£100 plus travel @ 50p per mile.

My Contact Details:

01743 231735


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

'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

Paul Ray entertainer and Public Speaker from Shropshire presents his talk 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

Paul Ray entertainer and Public Speaker from Shropshire presents his talk A Night of Comedy, Magic & Song

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

The Magician's Apprentice

Paul Ray entertainer and Public Speaker from Shropshire presents his talk 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.

Testimonials & Reviews


“I arranged for Paul to attend my partners 40th birthday as a surprise, and I made the perfect choice. Paul is a fabulous entertainer, the magic he performed was unbelievable. He’s very funny, always cracking jokes and is also a great singer, all this made for an unforgettable evening, one we will look back on and laugh about forever! I can’t recommend him enough, he’s one of a kind! All the guests thought he was amazing. Can’t wait to book him for another event.”

Alan – Oct 2021


“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 – Stafford Old Edwardians – Apr 2017


“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 stopped thinking or laughing and it’s now Monday” and so on and on and on….
“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”!

Dylan  –  Mar 2017


Other Comments

“Paul is one of the best in the biz.. So funny. So clever. So much talent”

“Paul performed at our family do this weekend and was great! He got the level just right, entertaining a range of ages and getting everyone laughing and involved”

“Premier league magical entertainer”

Paul Ray Contact Details:

01743 231735


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