Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Miss Ida Ren?, who so many were keen to see, was unwell and unable to perform. The star of the week was Yukio Tani, 'a clever and plucky little Jap' who tried to show wrestlers the art of Ju Jitsu.

Variety Show featuring Yukio Tani – ‘the Champion Wrestler of the World’

  • Opening Night: 15 August 1904
  • Performance: 20 August 1904
  • Genre: Variety

1. Edna Mastin – siffleuse
2. Great Scott – ‘the ladder king, musical and equilibristic juggler’
3. The Cullane Trio – in their refined and original entertainment ‘The Dude’s Dilemma’
4. Polk and Kollins – banjoists
5. The Three Brothers Huxter – Champion acrobats, leapers and tumblers
6. Miss Ida Rene in ‘The Rake’s Progress’ and selected humorous songs
7. A. G. Spry – ‘the essence of dry unconcerned comedy’
8. The Brothers Donar – acrobatic and equilibristic act
9. Ray and Calden – refined and clever comedy actors
10. Yukio Tani – ‘the Champion Wrestler of the World – ?100 to any man who can defeat him; Apollo will pay ?21 to any man whom Tani fails to defeat inside 15 minutes; to induce Amateurs to try their skill against Tani, Apollo will present a Magnificent Silver Cup (value 40 guineas) to the Amateur whom Tani fails to defeat inside 15 minutes. The Amateur making the best show during the week will receive on Saturday night a Valuable Gold Medal’
11. Animated Pictures

  • 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: Ladder King and Equilibristic Juggler; Acrobats, Leapers and Tumblers; Acrobatic and Equilibristic Act
  • Notes: -0