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.