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!Book Now!
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."
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.Book Now!
45 mins or less
As a hugely experienced children's party entertainer Dorset, lots of local schools have already enjoyed Count Backward's comedy magic fabulous fun filled shows. Any excuse….. er, occasion is fine by him, end of term, Christmas parties, school centenaries & anniversaries, summer fetes or fairs. With a modern, self-contained portable sound system the whole school (including the teachers) can enjoy the show. Being one of the best children's entertainers, Count Backwards knows the importance of great administration and back up. Readily available copies of risk assessment, full public liability insurance and of course a valid DRB Check is all part of the booking. If you book our brilliant Punch & Judy show for your school or nursery be assured of completely suitable content, be ready for hilarious fun and interaction and be confident of a reliable and professional service. All show content and routines are tailored to suit the age group in the audience, with wide age ranges thoroughly entertained.Book Now!
We are THE suppliers of consistent, quality, reliable fun and interactive school discos in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. Our fabulous kid's disco has become much sought after by schools and PTA's all around. We have a roster of schools we supply with great, well organized discos, some of whom have been using us for many years. We always work closely with the school in order to give children of all ages the very best time at their school disco whilst ensuring the experience is safe and enjoyable for everyone. We also know the importance of great administration and back up. Readily available copies of risk assessment, full public liability insurance, all electrical equipment is PAT tested, and of course a valid DRB Check is all part of the booking.Book Now!
We offer entertainments packages and options to suit all occasions. Outdoor events are catered for, full or half day packages and prices are available. We have a wealth of experience in the field (pun intended!) and can offer a combination of shows throughout the day. There's a compere with PA and music service, this can include some fun games and party dances. Naturally there's our bespoke Count Backwards comedy magic show which can be presented in a busker or "Street Style" and of course the area's very best Punch & Judy show, an eye-catching show stopper that any event will be proud of. Please contact us for details, ideas and options.Book Now!
Count Backwards started life as an entertainments rep for Thomson Holidays. His subsequent experience of providing excellent quality entertainments specifically for the tourism market is unrivalled. He has toured the world whilst working initially for various tour operators, hotel groups and cruise lines and more latterly whilst working for himself as a fully self contained "Guest Entertainer" or Family Cabaret artist. A full time professional entertainer for twenty years he has some fabulous clients and many many thousand of happy guests and great reviews. Currently regularly engaged by P&O and Cunard Cruises, please contact us to discuss your needs, we are flexible, adaptive and keen to work with you and your guests to give them the very best entertainments experience. Family comedy magic cabaret shows, hilariously funny, interactive Quiz and "Rock n Roll Bingo" Nights, "Balloon Modelling Mayhem" family friendly workshop and "Balloon Wars" challenge, close-up magic for teenagers and adults are just some of the tried and tested formats we can offer your valued guests.Book Now!