Edward Hilsum

Part of After Elijah
Saturday 19th November

Edward Hilsum is The Magic Circle Triple Crown Champion: the only magician to have won all three of the world’s most prestigious magic society’s competitions. He’s acknowledged by his peers as one of the brightest of the current crop of emerging magic entertainers, praised by the likes of Derren Brown and Dynamo for his engaging personality and mind-boggling performances.
Obsessed with puzzles and making things from a very early age, Edward's natural desire to understand how illusions work, led him to magic and a first-class degree in Psychology. He was only eighteen when The Magic Circle invited him to join its ranks before sponsoring him to develop a successful show in Las Vegas.
Within three years, his talents had taken him around Europe and across America, and he was even invited to create and perform magic during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
In 2014 Edward was voted ‘British Champion of Magic’ by The International Brotherhood of Magicians. The following year, his debut one-man show 'Edward Hilsum: Genie' won critical acclaim at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. From 2013 until 2018, Edward starred in the record-breaking 'Champions of Magic' show, touring theatres throughout the UK and North America.
In 2017 the renowned Magicana organisation named Edward the 'International Rising Star of Magic' and he went on to win the prestigious ‘Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year 2018'.
Edward was awarded ‘The Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year 2020’, completing an unprecedented hat-trick by becoming the first person to win all three of the society’s competitions and more incredibly, to hold all three titles at the same time! Soon after, Edward was promoted to a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. In summer 2021 Edward was thrilled to make his West End performing debut in ‘Wonderville’ at the iconic Palace Theatre. Later that year, Edward was crowned the ‘London Close-Up Magic Champion’ and awarded the Anthony Owen Trophy.
Edward was honoured to represent the UK at the 2022 World Championship of Magic, held in Canada.