Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

The Hebburn Champion Band of Miners sing classical selections and 'when the fortissimo parts are reached, one could have wished to be seated further off'. Silvano plays a guitar while standing on his head. 'Lind is Lind - very clever, but go and see it and you'll find out the mystery'.

Variety Show featuring Alexander – Trick cycling on a table

  • Opening Night: 16 January 1905
  • Performance: 21 January 1905
  • Genre: Variety

1. Alfonso Silvano – equilibrist
2. Mons. Slippere – assisted by Miss Ramsay, Blind Pianist and Vocalist
3. Browning and Wally – ‘acrobats and strong teeth act’
4. The Athlones – ‘Herculean Athletes’
5. The Brothers Ashley – ‘in their Laughable Sketch “Next Please” – introducing Scientific Boxing’
6. ?Lind? (no further billing in the programme)
7. Hebburn Band – ‘Champion Miners’ Band of the World – Holders and Winners at the Crystal Palace Contest of the 1,000 Guineas Trophy, which will be exhibited. The Band will play popular selections, varying the programme nightly. Hear the Test Piece.
8. The Four Cliftons – ‘Olympian acrobats’
9. Alexander – ‘original trick cycling on a Table’
10. 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
  • Circus: Equilibrist; Acrobats and Strong Teeth; Olympian Acrobats; Trick Cycling
  • Notes: -0