Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

On Tuesday at the second house the excited house cheered as Jack Banbury of Handsworth wrestled with Yukio Tani. The previous evening Tani had been thrown by another competitor. Banbury held him down repeatedly, but at the end of nine minutes and 45 seconds, Tani had Banbury in a terrible arm-lock. Apollo, Tani's manager announced that Banbury would try again the following night, and would receive a pound for every minute he held out over five minutes.

Variety Show featuring Great Scott – ‘the Ladder King’

  • Opening Night: 24 July 1905
  • Performance: 29 July 1905
  • Genre: Variety
  1. Overture – Musical Director: Jacques Bruske
  2. Sibb & Sibb (Gertie and Willie) – clever double trapeze performers
  3. Great Scott – the Ladder King
  4. Charlie Faning – patter comedian and coon singer
  5. Australian Twin Andersons – in their original dances
  6. Frank Leslie – vocal comedian
  7. Bert Gilbert – in his latest London success “The Preacher”
  8. The Only Zarmo – America’s droll juggling comedian
  9. Yukio Tani – ‘the pioneer of Ju-Jitsu Wrestling – £100 to anyone who can defeat him; £20 to any man he fails to defeat in 15 minutes’
  10. Animated Pictures
  • 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: Double Trapeze; The Ladder King; Droll Juggling Comedian
  • Notes: -0