Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Boxing is always popular and Jabez White is 'a well made and finely trained boxer, who for exhibition purposes plays lightly with his opponents such as Jack Marnie and others'. The Wesseleys juggle and throw plates surprisingly. The star turn is the sketch 'V. C.' with the favourite comedian J. G. Grahame appearing as the brother officer, and escaped convict.

Variety Show featuring Henry Abdy’s Canine Circus

  • Opening Night: 27 July 1903
  • Performance: 01 August 1903
  • Genre: Variety

1. Madeleine May – comedienne and skipping rope dancer
2. George Rowe – contortionist – ‘The Green Lizard’
3. Ellen Marvelle – with her wonderful troupe of Cockatoos and Macaws
4. Florence and Lillian – ‘refined Drawing Room musical entertainment’
5. Charles E. Cunningham and Company, including the well-known actor Mr. J. G. Grahame, will present the new dramatic episode ‘V. C.’
6. Henry Abdy’s Canine Circus
7. The Wesseleys – comedy jugglers
8. Jabez White – ‘the Clever Birmingham Boxer – Mr. Barrasford has specially engaged Mr. White to give an exhibition of Scientific Boxing for one week only, when he will box the well-known amateurs and professional, including the Australian Walter Edwards, who is now matched for the Championship of the Midlands. Jabez White invites any Gentleman out of the audience to box and will give a handsome Gold Medal to the one making the best show’
9. Animated Pictures

  • 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: Skipping Rope Dancer; Contortionist; Jugglers
  • Notes: -0