Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Mdlle Claire Heliot is surely one of the most original and intrepid of lion tamers, and has been thrilling the crowded theatre with her astonishing performance among her twelve lions'. A note by the reviewer comments that Mr. Barrasford's experimental music hall in Paris has proved a success.

Variety Show featuring Claire Heliot’s 12 lions and 2 boarhounds

  • Opening Night: 22 February 1904
  • Performance: 27 February 1904
  • Genre: Variety

1. Lue Lord – operatic and serio
2. Michael Braham and his ‘human-brained canine marvel “Mickey”‘
3. The Eight Lancashire Lads – ‘Wonders in Wooden Shoes, Glee and Solo Singers’
4. Sid Bandon – character comedian
5. Severus Schaffer – juggler
6. Arra Mozza – ‘Star of all Lady Cyclists’
7. Collins and Hart – eccentrics
8. Animated Pictures
9. Claire Heliot’s 12 Lions and 2 Boarhounds – ‘see the demonstration of Animal Education and Tricks in a Cage 30ft in diameter and 12 ft high – absolutely no danger to the audience. Mdlle Heliot actually feeds these lions from her hands inside the den during the performance with RAW MEAT. A feat unparalleled’

  • Number of Acts: 9
  • 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; Cyclists
  • Notes: -0