Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Mr. Barrasford is familiarising us with various wrestlers - so might the city begin to produce its own?' Those appearing this week - Murad, Codjali and Pierri all show strength and gracefulness which ensures hearty applause.

Variety Show featuring The Vernon Troupe – xylophone experts

  • Opening Night: 10 August 1903
  • Performance: 15 August 1903
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Four Bienes – Dutch Quartette and dancers
2. Evelyn Taylor – male impersonator
3. The Three Dagmars – acrobats, equilibrists and tumblers
4. Clarice Netta – ballad vocalist
5. The Elysian Quartette – coloured vocalists, instrumentalists and humourists
6. The Four Herberts – ‘The Jolly Californian Farmers in their refined comedy act “On the Farm”‘
7. The Vernon Troupe – great xylophone experts, vocalists and dancers
8. The Passmore Brothers – comedians and dancers in their latest concoction ‘The Soldier and His Maid’
9. Foreman and Fannan (Percy and Harold) – ‘The Millionaires’
10. Fitzgerald and the Sisters Roma – ‘American swells at Practice’
11. Hassan Murad and Achmed Codjali, ‘who are open to Wrestle any man in the World for ?100 to ?500 a side, and will forfeit the sum of ?10 to any Wrestler in England whom they fail to defeat in 15 minutes in the Catch-as-Catch Can Style. In addition to Hassan Murad and Achmed Codjali, the following Champions will appear nightly – Antonio Pierri (‘The Terrible Greek’), Zara Costa (Bulgarian Champion) and Antoine Fournier (French Champion)
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: Acrobats, Equilibrists and Tumblers
  • Notes: -0