Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

We have had several lion-tamers at the Birmingham music halls during the past few years, but none of them have given a more animated or startling show than Miss Ella'. Large audiences come to see her daring act with 'about a dozen monarchs of the desert'. The largest and fiercest of the group jumps up on to her shoulders; she also places her arm, and her face into the jaws of another. All this is done without the use of a whip. Herr Grais and his baboons are well-known, and in their act one of the baboons loops the loop on a tricycle. Miss Frederica's toy terriers are cleverly trained.

Variety Show featuring Miss Ella with her den of lions and one boarhound

  • Opening Night: 23 February 1903
  • Performance: 28 February 1903
  • Genre: Variety

1. Miss Ella ‘with her huge Den of Forest-Bred Lions and One Boarhound’
2. Lottie Collard – ballad vocalist
3. The British Quartette – (John Bull) Frank Bolger, baritone, (Sandy) Donald Keir, bass, (Pat) J. Russon, alto, (Taffy) Dave Owen, tenor
4. Hughes and Kenton – American eccentrics
5. Johnson and Murray – coloured comedians
6. Herr Grais ‘with his celebrated troupe of Baboons,, including Diavolena, who cycles the loop’
7. Miss Frederica’s wonderful performing Toy Terriers and ‘Dot’, ‘the smallest pony in the World’
8. May Moore-Duprez – ‘The Jolly Dutch Girl – quaint and original’
9. The Two Erolts – comic equilibristic act in an American Saloon Bar
10. Animated Pictures
11. The Molasso Quartette – great dancers

  • 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: Comic Equilibrist
  • Notes: -0