Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Phil Ray sings 'Only Seventeen' and 'Who's that a'calling', and keeps the house laughing with his patter. Charles Prelle dresses his principal dogs as men and women with life-like masks; and with ventriloquism produces 'a most amusing show'. He also turns his dogs into a circus which includes life-like ponies, a Bedouin Arab driving four, and a couple of elephants. 'Barmaids' is a farcical sketch showing a comical butler cleverly simulating intoxication.

Variety Show featuring The Almas – lightning equilibrists and tumblers

  • Opening Night: 29 October 1906
  • Performance: 03 November 1906
  • Genre: Variety

1. Harris and Worth – talking and singing comedians
2. Jack Rae – eccentric gymnast
3. The Hodgson and Lowther Company in the Farcical Episode ‘Barmaids’
4. Phil Ray – ‘the popular London Abbreviating Patter Comedian’
5. Mabel Kessler – soprano vocalist and cornet soloist
6. Gracie Taylor – ‘Herself’ – charming comedienne
7. The Almas – lightning equilibrists and tumblers
8. Herbert La Martine – vocalist, eccentric dancer and baton manipulator
9. The Three Pirmans – comedy bar act
10. Charles Prelle – original Dog act
11. The Barrascope Picture ‘Billy Goes To an Evening Party’

  • 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: Gymnast; Equilibrist and Tumblers; Baton Manipulator
  • Notes: -0