Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

"The King's Hat" is a sketch based on some imaginary part of the reign of the Merry Monarch. Vice is punished and virtue rewarded in good melodramatic form, just after virtue had nearly lost all. Fred Curran sings clever parodies of "Navaho" and "Bluebell". and also his old favourite "The Pilgrims of the Night"

Variety Show featuring Fred Curran – ‘Peculiar Comedian’

  • Opening Night: 06 March 1905
  • Performance: 11 March 1905
  • Genre: Variety
  1. Overture – Musical Director: Jacques Bruske
  2. Mollie Doon – comedienne and dancer
  3. Reddick Anderson – character comedian
  4. Edith St. Clare – descriptive and burlesque actress
  5. Mlle. Lillian – trick cyclist
  6. Animated Pictures
  7. The Sands – acrobats – “In the Paddock”
  8. Bounding Pattersons – flying bar act
  9. Fred Curran – peculiar comedian
  10. Harmony Four – in their original musical comedy
  11. Miss Ethel Cunningham and Co. – in a new production “The King’s Hat”
  12. Mons. Amiel – contortionist
  • Number of Acts: 11
  • 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: Trick Cyclist; Acrobats; Flying Bar Act; Contortionist
  • Notes: -0