Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

John Gr?n Marx is very strong, and demonstrates this by carrying the Hippodrome staff about him 'as if they were so many flies'. The great success is Mme Morcashani 'whose superb figure and tremendous voice added a dash and go which were irresistible'. Sam Soda was a stand-in turn, and improvised verses on any subject given to him by the audience. He was eloquent on Mr. Chamberlain, Buller, the Billiard Match and the Japanese war.

Variety Show featuring Shawlene – ‘the Whistling Tramp’

  • Opening Night: 29 May 1905
  • Performance: 03 June 1905
  • Genre: Variety
  1. Overture – Musical Director: Jacques Bruske
  2. Chas. Lloyd – comedian
  3. Hetty King – burlesque actress and mimic
  4. Arthur Croxon – the new comedian discovery at the Great Trial Matinee, Holloway, London in his vocal speciality “Tit-Bits”
  5. Ada Martine – comedienne and dancer
  6. Cliff Ryland (Himself) – ‘quaint comedian’
  7. John Grun Marx – the Modern Hercules – the King of All Strong Men – supports a Roundabout on his chest carrying 8 people, the whole weighing 25 cwts
  8. Mme Morcashani – La Belle Creole – eccentric Baritone vocalist
  9. Shawlene – ‘the Whistling Tramp’
  10. The Original Six Brothers Luck – in their original Pantomime “The Hotel Grande”
  11. Animated Pictures
  • 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
  • Notes: -0