Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Mr. Barrasford is due hearty congratulations 'on his courage and enterprise in engaging Mrs. Brown Potter to recite her topical poems'. The audiences have entered into the spirit of the experiment with gusto. A new poem, written in prose style - Mr. Chamberlain's eulogium -gives Mrs. Potter the chance to declaim it. It will be interesting to see how it goes down in other towns. She uses tragic tones to call for the protection of our industries from "foreigners". The way she does it 'makes one wish that such a beautiful woman had been born English'.

Variety Show featuring The Brothers Forrest – musical eccentrics

  • Opening Night: 30 November 1903
  • Performance: 05 December 1903
  • Genre: Variety

1. Bert Leslie – refined comedian
2. The Picquays – unique and picturesque acrobatic display
3. Ailsa Douglas – soprano vocalist
4. The Brothers Forrest – musical eccentrics
5. Alice Lorette – with her Paris Silver Medal Dog ‘Ben’
6. Lowell and Lowell – eccentrics
7. The Donatos – ‘one-legged marvels’
8. Mrs. Brown Potter in her latest successes
9. Schilzonyi’s Boys Hungarian Band – Military Band of 36 Performers
10. Manotti – ‘the Stockholm Wonder – original and only High Telegraph Wire Cyclist’
12. Animated Pictures

  • Number of Acts: 12
  • 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: Acrobatic Display; One-Legged Marvels; High-Telegraph Wire Cyclist
  • Notes: The Programme advertised a Forthcoming Event: 'Look Out for the Grand Cake-Walk Competition'