Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

The sensation caused by Ali Hassan, the Sultan of Turkey's wrestler, and the interest caused by his challenge to George Hackenschmidt means that he has been re-engaged. Included in his act is Antonio Pierri, 'the Terrible Greek' and several other international wrestlers, of whom 'it is evident that Hassan could make mincemeat'. Martine and Son with their magic lantern are the first to perform an illustrated song type of turn. With all the other acts 'Mr. Owen presides over a programme guaranteed to bring in a financial harvest'.

Variety Show featuring The Perez – ladder balancers

  • Opening Night: 09 February 1903
  • Performance: 14 February 1903
  • Genre: Variety

1. Ali Hassan – The Sultan’s Wrestler – held over
Local Competitions for Amateurs only will take place during the week for Youths from 10-12 stone; the Winner to receive a Gold Medal, three Runners-up Silver Medals
2. Jimmy Shields – comedian and one-legged dancer
3. Marie Weston – banjo, song and dance artiste
4. Martine and Son – ‘America’s great song illustrators’
5. The Sapho’s – held over
6. Burns and Evans – eccentric acrobats
7. Permane’s Siberian Educated Bears, including ‘the Equestrian Bear’
8. The Brothers Pascali – comic acrobats with their dog ‘Fido’
9. Bernar’s Fantochies
10. The Klicks – in their original and funny speciality ‘The Living Head and the Beautiful Butterfly’ – ‘The Giant Chine, or the Man with the Iron Moustache’
11. Animated Pictures
12. The Perez – incomparable ladder balancers

  • 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: One-legged Dancer; Acrobats; Comic Acrobats; Ladder Balancers
  • Notes: -0