Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

One of the most expensive, but certainly one of the most effective turns is that of Le Roy, Talma and Bosco. 'Le Roy is a marvel of ingenuity, Talma as clever with coins as Houdini with handcuffs, and Bosco is a genuine humourist'. G.H. Elliott is a graceful dancer, and a singer 'whose every note and gesture show him to be a true musician'. Mr. Edwards has asked the reviewer to remind reaers of the weekly matinees on Thursdays.

Variety Show featuring John Marx – ‘the modern Hercules – the King of all Strong Men’

  • Opening Night: 14 March 1904
  • Performance: 19 March 1904
  • Genre: Variety

1. Frank Leslie – comedian
2. Ameen Abou Hamad – troupe of Arab acrobats and tumblers
3. Walter Curtis – ‘the humorous entertainer’
4. John Marx – ‘the Modern Hercules – the King of all Strong Men – see Marx support a Roundabout on his Chest, carrying 8 people, the total weight being 2 tons’
5. G. H. Elliott – ‘the Chocolate Coloured Coon, singer of “I’se A-Waiting for Yer, Josie”‘
6. ‘La Priere D’Une Jeune Fille’ – (‘The Maiden’s Prayer’) – vocalist Miss Agnes Molteno
7. The Mysterious Laughing Show – ‘original, inimitable, unique’ – Servais Le Roy, Mdlle Talma and Leon Bosco – ‘the World’s Monarch of Magic’
8. Fanny Wentworth – society entertainer in her original Musical Sketches at the Piano
9. Wallan – the marvellous Boy Juggler
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: Acrobats and Tumblers; Strong Men; Juggler
  • Notes: -0