Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

A note by the reviewer says 'The Hippodrome management are always trying to devise some new comfort or attraction for their patrons'. A gramaphone has been set up in the new covered waiting hall to amuse the queues waiting for stalls and circle between the first and second houses, with new selections each day. Commenting on Gustave Fasola, he says 'some of the illusions are very good, but it takes a good deal to make a Birmingham audience very astonished at anything'.

Variety Show featuring The Juanitas – famous Spanish acrobats

  • Opening Night: 04 February 1907
  • Performance: 09 February 1907
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Sisters May – duettists and dancers
2. Phil Bransby – coster comedian
3. Mark Leslie – coon impersonator
4. Gillin – unique ventriloquial humorist
5. Gustave Fasola – ‘the famous Indian Fakir and Oriental Wonder Worker, introducing Ten of the Biggest Illusions the World has ever seen’
6. Sibb and Sibb – double trapeze artistes
7. The King’s College Boys – in excerpts from Opera
8. Walter Stanley – comedian
9. The Jansons – gymnastic novelty act
10. The Juanitas – famous Spanish acrobats in their wonderful performance
11. The Barrascope Pictures – ‘The Female Spy’

  • 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: Ventriloquist; Illusionists; Double Trapeze Artists; Gymnasts; Acrobats
  • Notes: The Programmes for 4/2/1907 and 11/2/1907 announced: ?The Management have arranged to give a Gramophone Demonstration every evening from 8-8.30pm in the new Waiting Hall for Early Doors Circle and Stalls Patrons. The Gramophone used in this Hall was supplied by the Gramophone Specialists at 29 and 30, City Arcades.