Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Houdini demonstrates his ability to escape from all sorts of handcuffs. He persuaded the authorities of Winson Green to allow him to use one of their 'straight waistcoats'. As part of his act he has constructed a model of a Birmingham police cell, from which he escapes at every performance. Other acts include Carl Reinsch presenting 'the most human horse I have ever seen'. Its dancing is very different from that of the 'ordinary circus animal'.

Variety Show featuring The Original Houdini

  • Opening Night: 07 November 1904
  • Performance: 12 November 1904
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Three Prestons – comedy Sketch
2. F. Cumminger – ‘the World’s Record Sand Dancer’
3. Ethel Yorke – comedienne
4. Animated Pictures
5. The Arthur Saxon trio – sensational and unrivalled Strong Act
6. H. A. Zetto – comic juggler
7. Minnie Hunt and Rhys Thomas – in a new and original Musical Duologue entitled ‘Her Birthday’
8. Dion Wade – ‘quaint singer of Frank Lee’s quaint songs’
9. Carl Reinsch – Sporting Act with Horses and Dogs
10. J. W. Hall – comedian
11. Houdini – 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
  • Notes: -0