Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Houses are crowded this week with the return of Ada Colley. 'She is on excellent form and sang song after song in magnificent voice and with rare dramatic ability'. Her voice has tremendous range. One overheard comment 'just like an ocarina'. Tom Moore imitates coon minstrels with startling effect.

Variety Show featuring Austin Boyd and Trixie Gilfain in ‘Mixed Drinks’

  • Opening Night: 08 February 1904
  • Performance: 13 February 1904
  • Genre: Variety

1. D. Lozelle – sensational gymnast
2. The British Quartette – vocalists

The Programme then said:-
‘The Patrons are respectfully required to abstain from Smoking Two Turns prior to and during the time Miss Colley occupies the Stage’

3. A. Bo-Kou – original juggler
4. Austin Boyd and Trixie Gilfain ‘in their Diverting Operetta “Mixed Drinks”, in which Miss Gilfain will sing her famous Dialect Song and Play the Bagpipes’
5. Miss Ada Colley – the renowned Australian soprano
6. Leo Stormont – Baritone vocalist will sing ‘The Lifeboat Crew’ and will recite his enormously successful poem entitled ‘Self Protection’
7. La Wilma – Lady Painter in Sand and Smoke
8. Tom Moore – ‘Champion Coon Singer of America’
9. The Brothers Baston – sensational acrobatic act
10. Animated Pictures

  • Number of Acts: 10
  • 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: Gymnast; Juggler; Acrobat
  • Notes: -0