Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Dr. Bodie is a money-maker both for himself and the Halls' but he complains that the press do not give him credit for his cures. He is very different from Professor Richards 'in whom the Wolverhampton people are now interested'.

Variety Show featuring Dr. Walford Bodie – ‘Electricity’s Emperor – the Famous Bloodless Surgeon’

  • Opening Night: 19 March 1906
  • Performance: 24 March 1906
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Barrascope Pictures – ‘The Story of a Brown Hat’
2. Tom Duriah – the great Australian actor / vocalist
3. Alex Haig – ‘the Singing Pit Boy’
4. Miss Bella Skene – in her great scena ‘Your Own Little Highland Lad’
5. Dr. Walford Bodie – ‘Electricity’s Emperor – the famous Bloodless Surgeon, whose wonderful demonstrations and cures of the paralysed have astounded the whole of the Civilised World and been the envy of the Doctors.
He has been the rage of London. Hundreds of hopeless cases discharged from all the Leading London Hospitals have been radically cured and are walking about today as living witness of the marvellous doings of the World’s Healer.
His elaborate electric Fit-Up has cost over ?2,000.
Dr. Bodie gives advice free daily from 1 till 2 at the Hippodrome. Hopeless cases invited and all cases of Infantile Paralysis from 3 years old up.’
6. Helen Henri – high-class operatic vocalist
7. Little Dolly Robson – ‘the Coatbridge Child Wonder’
8. Signor Bandoni – ‘the One-man Band’
9. J. G. Aitken – comedian
10. Curtis Lee – ‘the Magical Marvel, introducing Goblinical Changes, Curious Metamorphoses, Wonders of Necromancy and Mysteries of Science – assisted by his comic little Piccaninny’

  • Number of Acts: 10
  • 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: Magician
  • Notes: -0