Variety Show featuring The First Original Great Kettle Act

  • Opening Night: 21 November 1904
  • Performance: 26 November 1904
  • Genre: Variety

1. Bert Leslie – refined comedian
2. The Elysian Troupe – musical speciality – ‘The Interrupted Rehearsal’
3. Larola – ‘the funny man with funny ways’
4. Rose Cabani – comedian and dancer
5. The Lombarts – modern gymnastic speciality
6. Michael Nolan – Irish comedian
7. Monks and Wood – musical duologue – ‘Mr. Nobody’
8. W. Selkirk’s Juvenile Spectacle – ‘Japan’s Handy Men’ performed by 100 children of Birmingham
9. The First Original Great Kettle Act from the Palace Theatre, London.
‘The demonstrator challenges anyone to prove that chemicals of any kind whatsoever are used in this performance. Neither does legerdemain play any part in this act.
The Sensation of America. Must be seen to be believed. The Greatest Performance ever witnessed on any Stage.
Ice Cream boiled in 30 seconds; rubber balls made so brittle that they shatter to pieces; grapes turned into hailstones in 10 seconds; eggs poached on a cake of ice until they are as brittle as glass and as hard as steel’
10. Marriot Edgar – comedian
11. Russell Wallett – society entertainer
12. Animated Pictures

  • Number of Acts: 12
  • 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: Gymnasts
  • Notes: -0