Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Hippodrome manager, Mr. Elbourne had great difficulty on Monday evening trying to find seats for everyone. Both houses were filled 'to an almost inconvenient extent, the accommodation of the theatre being taxed to the utmost'. Some of the audience left after Mr. Robey had sung, which spoiled the amusing "Happy Tramp" sketch. Ada Parker's turn included the song and dance "I wouldn't leave my little wooden hut for you"

Variety Show featuring Miss Raffin’s Incomparable Troupe of Performing Monkeys

  • Opening Night: 25 September 1905
  • Performance: 30 September 1905
  • Genre: Variety

1. Ernie Myers – eccentric patter comedian
2. Ada Parker – comedienne
3. Miss Raffin’s Incomparable Troupe of Performing Monkeys in their wonderful trapeze and barrel jumping feat
4. Animated Pictures
5. Billy Howard and Kathleen Harris – the successful speciality artistes In ‘The Adventures of a Happy Tramp’
6. Lily Lonsdale – soprano vocalist
7. George Robey – comedian
8. Downs and Langford – comedians, burlesque actors and dancers
9. Addie Dovina – in her original and successful duologue entitled ‘How It Was Done’, in which she impersonates 6 distinct characters, complete in every detail, each change taking less than 5 seconds

  • Number of Acts: 9
  • 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: -0
  • Notes: -0