Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Yukio Tani claims to be able to overcome an opponent in about three hundred different ways. Nothing so new or scientific in the art of wrestling has been seen before, and he excites great astonishment. It is to be hoped that wrestlers defeated by him will gain from the experience. 'It is evident that the West has much to learn from the East when it comes to wrestling'.

Variety Show featuring The Azarah’s – Champion Arab Tumblers

  • Opening Night: 02 November 1903
  • Performance: 07 November 1903
  • Genre: Variety

1. Leah Laurie – comedienne and burlesque actress
2. The Azarah’s – Champion Arab Tumblers
3. Stern and Stern – eccentric Captain Kettle and Sherlock Holmes
4. ‘The Chaperon’ – ‘Screaming Sketch by Frank Bertram and Company’
5. Chas. R. Whittle – comedian – ‘Nothing Like This in America’
6. Yukio Tani – ‘the Wonderful Japanese Wrestler – weighs only 9 stones – ?100 to any man who can defeat him – also called himself “Apollo”. The amateur making the best show during the week will receive on Saturday night a valuable Gold Medal’
7. W. Selkirk’s Juvenile speciality entitled ‘All Scotch’ – performed by 100 Birmingham children
8. Lilly Marney – ‘the rollicking Irish comedienne in her latest successes’
9. Harry Allister – character impersonator
10. The Boccaccio Minstrels – Italian vocalists and instrumentalists, including Signor Francia, the celebrated mandolinist
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: Tumblers
  • Notes: -0