Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Crowded houses this week, partly due to one of Mr. Sawade's tigresses having given birth to cubs.

Variety Show featuring The Four Merkel Sisters – ‘graceful gymnastic pot-pourri’

  • Opening Night: 24 October 1904
  • Performance: 29 October 1904
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Picquays – in their acrobatic display
2. The De Breans – ‘in their sciographic act of Japanese entertainment’
3. The Legay Quartette – ‘Parisian dancers, introducing the Aerial Valse and the Double Valse’
4. The Ward Brothers – eccentrics
5. The Phillipi Brothers – in their latest creation ‘Shunting’
6. Percy Henri – in song, story and concertina solos
7. The Four Merkel Sisters – ‘graceful gymnastic pot-pourri’
8. B. Troba – ‘the phenomenal juggler’
9. Carola’s Miniature Circus – a wonderful troupe of Highly-Trained Ponies and Dogs
10. Animated Pictures
11. Richard Sawade with his animals – held over

  • 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: Acrobats; Gymnasts; Juggler
  • Notes: -0