Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

A note on p 6 comments that in the Charity Sports, Miss A. Matthews and Miss F. Jinks of the Theatre Royal were first and second in the ladies football race; and Miss A. Hunter of the Hippodrome, came third. What more does a holiday audience want than tasteful dresses, pretty ladies and good singing and dancing. And this is what they get with 'Brighton Beach'. The Musical Schaffers even have the flowers making sounds in their 'Garden of Melody'. The Five Schiavonis differ from other acrobatic acts in that they dress differently, and include a pantomime sketch. 'The young lady does a wonderful feat in catching the waiter with one hand, and the page boy with the other, and carrying them around the stage'.

Variety Show featuring Gertie Gitana

  • Opening Night: 04 June 1906
  • Performance: 09 June 1906
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Barrascope Pictures
2. The Musical Schaffers – in their comedy act ‘The Garden of Melody’
3. Gertie Gitana – in an up-to-date scena
4. The Eight Lancashire Lads – ‘the smartest Combination of singers and dancers before the Public’
5. Rodgers, Rigg and Ryder and Company of clever artistes present ‘Brighton Beach’ – ‘the quaintest, maddest, rollicking 30 minutes musical extravaganza ever presented’
6. The Sisters Poole (Ada and Letta) – society entertainers
7. Halter and Ray – Hebrew character comedian and soubrette
8. V. L. Granville – character impersonations from Famous Plays
9. The Five Schiayonys – eccentric acrobats
10. George Layton – held over – but now in ‘Boys of the Chelsea School’, assisted by a chorus of 24 Boys and the Local Balaclava Veteran

  • 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: Eccentric Acrobats
  • Notes: -0