Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Arthur Robers is the great attraction this week and is the centre of the piece. While taking the role of the police inspector, he also acts the advocate.

Variety Show featuring La Belle Wilma – Lady Artiste in Sand and Smoke

  • Opening Night: 30 January 1905
  • Performance: 04 February 1905
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Paxton Trio – head-to-head balancers and acrobats
2. Starr and Jerome – speciality vocalists and dancers
3. La Belle Wilma – ‘the wonderful Lady Artiste in Sand and Smoke’
4. The Forrests – musical eccentrics
5. A. Aldridge – ‘phenomenal Tenor’
6. Arthur Roberts, assisted by Miss Ruby Celeste and his London Company, direct from the Palace Theatre, London, ‘in a musical pot-pourri entitled “Where’s the Count”‘
7. Ida Ross – comedienne and Tyrolean vocalist
8. T. Nelson Downes – the original ‘King of Koins’
9. Jack Haggerty (the Channel Swimmer) Troupe of English Champion Wrestlers, ‘including Jim Mellor, recognised Champion of Light Weight of the World-the splendid Silver Cup (value ?100) presented to Mellor at the Crystal Palace, London by His Grace the Duke of Manchester will be shown at each performance; Tom Clough , Champion of England; Young Whistler, 10-stone Champion of England; Ernest Beasley, coming Champion.
Exciting Bouts at each performance – all under the personal management of J. Haggerty
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: Head-to-Head Balancers and Acrobats
  • Notes: -0