Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Carola's Miniature Circus' performing dogs, ponies, dogs and cats, as well as the humans who assist them, are well worth seeing. The Cotton Blossom Quartette are 'four coloured artistes' who sing well in unison and in part-songs, and 'introduce some very grotesque business'. The audience were expecting more lively song and dance from Mark Merry, whose lugubrious songs 'went over the head of some of the audience'.

Variety Show featuring Carola’s Miniature Circus

  • Opening Night: 06 November 1905
  • Performance: 11 November 1905
  • Genre: Variety

1. Arthur Boyne – ‘Funny Man’
2. Paul Vandy – the remarkable juggler and trickster
3. Mark Merry – ‘quaint comedian’
4. The Westwoods – comedy cyclists
5. Harris and Worth – talking and singing comedians
6. The George Bonhair Gregory Troupe – ‘the finest Risley acrobats before the Public’
7. The Cotton Blossom Quartette – in their Drawing Room entertainment
8. The Carter Livesey Company – in the Farcical Absurdity ‘The Would-Be Actors – Rehearsing Drama’
9. Carola’s Miniature Circus – ‘not forgetting “Tiley” the great equestrian cat’
10. ‘Saturday’s Wages’ by the Barrascope

  • 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: Juggler and Trickster; Comedy Cyclists; Risley Acrobats; Carola's Miniature Circus
  • Notes: First reference to the new Barrascope