Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Three of a Kind' is not new, but has been slightly altered. It is a 'roar of fun from beginning to end'. 'Her Birthday' is celebrated by misunderstandings which arise from a telegram and a lady's garter, much 'to the amusement and pleasure of the audience'.

Variety Show featuring Ethel Arden and George Abel – ‘The Mirthful Mystifiers’

  • Opening Night: 17 September 1906
  • Performance: 22 September 1906
  • Genre: Variety

1. Violet Morgan – speciality mimic
2. Milner Verren – popular Tenor in his latest success ‘Be As You Used To Be’
3. The Cumberland Troupe – ‘the World’s greatest athletic acrobatic cycling Wonders’
4. Martinette and Grossi – novelty Surprise Artistes
5. Ethel Arden and George Abel – ‘The Mirthful Mystifiers in “Three of a Kind” – an American conglomoration of Mirth, Mystery and Muddle, wherein chance resemblance in features provides Laughter Loud and Hearty – “Little Bessie’s Got the Mumps”‘
6. Carl Howard – ‘the Crazy Conjuror’
7. Herbert Cyril – ‘the seven-foot comedian’
8. Charles Faning, assisted by Lotta Charles, ‘In Humourettes’
9. The Two Eltons – triple horizontal bar performance
10. Ada Fawn – burlesque actress in her latest London success
11. Minnie Hunt and Rhys Thomas – in an new and original duologue ‘Her Birthday’
12. The Barrascope Pictures – ‘Those Boys Again’

  • Number of Acts: 12
  • 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: Mimic; Acrobatic Cyclists; Crazy Conjuror; Triple Horizontal Bar
  • Notes: -0