Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

There are many cycle track acts, but Staig's performance is the most daring and astounding. There are three male and one female performers, and once they have performed on the usual cycles, the lady and one of the men ride motor bikes, 'careering around the sloping edge of the track, which, as it is raised several feet from the stage, is bottomless. It is the height of daring'.

Variety Show featuring Staig’s Sensational Motor Racing in Mid-Air

  • Opening Night: 16 May 1904
  • Performance: 21 May 1904
  • Genre: Variety

1. Mrs. Richard Edgar, supported by Mr. Lionel Glenister, in the enormously successful ‘Racy’ Duologue ‘The Lady and the Parson’
2. Meier and Mora – American speciality artistes
3. Mora and Lola – musical eccentrics
4. Clarke’s Nippers – club manipulation, ball punching and midget boxing
5. Mdlle Kloet ‘une artiste modele – La Poseuse enchanteuse’ in her original spectacle ‘Panneaux Des Arts Electriques’ and her latest creation ‘Christianity’, invented and produced by W. B. Bostock
6. Harry Conlin – comedian
7. Paul Vandy – the original ‘Juggler in Evening Dress’
8. Inez Clough – ballad vocalist
9. The Luppo Trio – triple bar act
10. Charles Prelle – with his ‘talking dogs’
11. Staig’s Sensational Motor Racing in Mid-Air – ‘racing round a suspended bottomless track, looping the aerial circle by three Gentlemen and one Lady’
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: Juggler in an Evening Dress; Triple Bar Act; Motor Racing in Mid Air
  • Notes: -0