Newspaper article from The Birmingham Owl 13 October 1899

Newspaper article from The Birmingham Owl 13 October 1899

This is a glowing review of the opening night of The Tower of Varieties and Circus. The acts, enjoyed by the audience included a troupe of acrobats, a boxing pony, the daring feats of bareback riders ‘Brothers Clarke’, and banjoists.

It must have been noisy back stage!
Can you imagine taking your seat on the theatre’s first performance?

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