Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

The Philippi Brothers' 'Shunting' sketch is not new, but the vagaries and eccentric tumbling of guards, porters and passengers provoke endless laughter and applause.

Variety Show featuring Wills and August – comedy jugglers

  • Opening Night: 11 September 1905
  • Performance: 16 September 1905
  • Genre: Variety

1. Charles Chard – comedian
2. Annie Casey – comedienne
3. Charles Norton – mimic
4. Dave O’Toole – comedian
5. Frank Cass – vocal comedian
6. The Brothers Pimm – Clown and Mephisto in their comic gymnastic novelty
7. Barlee and Smith – duologue artistes in an episode entitled ‘A Rehearsal’
8. The British Quartette – speciality vocalists
9. The Phillipi Brothers – in their latest creation ‘Shunting’
10. Wills and August – comic jugglers
11. The Meers – in their Screamingly Funny Wire Act, including Mr. A. Meer’s own invention – ‘The Endless wire’
12. Animated Pictures

  • 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; Clown and Mephisto in Gymnastic Novelty; Comic Jugglers; Wire Act
  • Notes: -0