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Birthday Party Entertainer In Dorset & Hampshire

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Count Backwards Entertainments!

Simon Western aka Count Backwards is Dorset’s foremost children’s and family entertainer. He is professional, reliable and fully focused on doing a brilliant job for every client. Initially trained as an actor, The Count has an amazing amount of experience in the entertainment industry and has worked around the world for clients including Thomson Holidays, TUI, P&O Cruises and IBM.

Closer to home he has performed in various settings, from thousands of wonderful birthday parties to massive marquees at The Glastonbury Festival. Count Backwards learned his trade at drama school and working as a full time entertainer overseas for Thomson Holidays before becoming a fully fledged variety artiste in 1994.


 Magic Show or a brilliant Punch & Judy Show

Count Backwards, so called because his mixed up magic and mayhem for muggles has had audiences of all ages enraptured time after time. This is a first class children’s comedy magic show which will bring joy and laughs aplenty to any birthday or private party. In fact birthday parties are The Count’s Speciality! Routines and performance will be altered to suit the exact age group of the birthday child. Birthday boy or girl will be chosen to be the ‘extra special helper’. Magical fun, and plenty of interaction and surprises will ensue! The full show lasts around 45 minutes.

OR choose a Punch & Judy Show!

Quite simply it’s the world’s most popular puppet show and voted a British Icon by the public of Great Britain.

“Professor” Count Backwards is the most skilled Punch and Judy Entertainer in the Bournemouth & Dorset area and a member of the Punch and Judy Federation. Our show is based on big laughs, lots of fun audience participation and has been altered to suit modern sensibilities without losing any of the riotous fun associated with this much loved scoundrel! There are all the usual suspects (think hungry crocodiles and jumping spiders) as well as some brand new surprises too! This show has been carefully thought out so as to be hugely entertaining but completely inoffensive so book our show and find out why Mr Punch is one of our best loved characters! Our full sized “fit-up” is painted with the iconic red and white candy stripes, the fascia boards are all beautifully painted by a specialist sign writer; we use a radio mic system with quality speakers to ensure everyone can hear the show, even over the excited shouts of the children!


A full Kids Disco Party!

Count Backwards (or DJ Simon in this case) is the area’s premier supplier of brilliant fun filled disco parties. With masses of experience this party option is always a terrific fun and memorable one. There are great fun games to play, lots of exciting and new competitions as well as the perennial favourites like “Statues” or “Bumps”. There are Party Dances and up to date chart and sing-alongs too. We bring LED disco lights, the amazingly popular bubble machine, smoke machine, foam, and the all important quality sound system. We also bring along fun props AND we supply presents and prizes too.

Whether it’s a party of little ones who need simple fun games, or a large group of older children who’ll be up for the break dancing competition or having a go at the infamous Limbo Competition. We always include everyone. We are sensitive to all the children’s needs and recognize that all children are different and will enjoy the party in different ways. Safety minded, fun and active, this really is a great way for children to enjoy themselves.

You’ll be getting a fantastic two hour fully self-contained party. All you have to do is supply the children, the venue and feed them! This party option caters for pretty much all age ranges and works well with pretty much any numbers. There’s really nothing else to do, just book it, bring the party food and we’ll do the rest.
“You have to lead by example, get stuck in and have fun with the children, keep things moving along swiftly and throw so many fun things at them that they are fully engaged throughout.”


Our most popular option

Combination Disco Party and a Show!

The “COMBINED PARTY” to include a Disco Party as described in Package #2 AND a show of your choice as described in Package #1.

This is the all singing all dancing option… 2 hours of terrific quality entertainment & fun which will make for wonderful birthday memories for your child, his or her friends and everyone else in the room! We start with music led warm up party games, bubbles and big all inclusive games to get everyone in the party mood. Then we’ll sit the children down to a brilliant show of your choice. Then we usually take a short break in the middle of the party for the children to enjoy their party food and of course it’s a great opportunity to enjoy the cake and the singing. Meanwhile we’ll have cleared the show props away to make way for part two.. the full on Disco Party. Be warned, a “Mum’s & Dad’s Dance” is not unheard of!!

Our top party package and also our most popular option.