Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

There is one continual roar of laughter' for 'Man - The Brute'. The characters of the downtrodden husband and the masterful wife are 'splendidly portrayed'. The Novelty Circus lives up to its claim as the funniest act of its kind. 'The animals show exceptional training, especially the cats'. Kit Keen is 'a black man with eccentric ways and nimble feet'.

Variety Show featuring Laddie Cliff – ‘versatile Boy Artiste and Grotesque Dancer’

  • Opening Night: 18 November 1907
  • Performance: 23 November 1907
  • Genre: Variety

1. Bean and Belle – in their artistic singing scene
2. Silbon’s Novelty Circus – ‘the World’s greatest and funniest animal act, introducing the Cat looping the human loop’
3. Harry Gratton and Company – ‘Man – The Brute’
4. Kit Keen – ‘A Life Student of Ethiopia’
5. Tatten Hall – burlesque comedian
6. Elton and Elma – knockabout triple bar act
7. Marriott Edgar – ‘The Man in Red’
8. Jennie Johns – soubrette
9. Laddie Cliff – ‘versatile Boy Artiste and Grotesque Dancer’
10. Tom Yorke – coster comedian
11. The Barrascope Pictures – ‘Distress’

  • Number of Acts: 11
  • Number of Performances: 13
  • Performance Times: Monday to Saturday at 18:00 and 21:00 with a matinee performance on Thursday at 14:30
  • Circus: Silbon's Novelty Circus; Trible Bar Act
  • Notes: -0