Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Crowds are coming to see Richard Sawade and his animals. They are seen in a huge circular cage which covers the entire stage. The animals accomplish feats that 'must have taken months if not years to train them'. Mr. Sawade is the most accomplished animal trainer to have been seen in Birmingham.

Variety Show featuring Richard Sawade – ‘the World’s finest animal act’

  • Opening Night: 05 January 1903
  • Performance: 10 January 1903
  • Genre: Variety

1. Richard Sawade – ‘the World’s finest Animal Act, comprising Lions, Tigers, Bears and Dogs’
2. Black and Duneen – operatic duettists
3. John Marx – ‘The Modern Hercules – see Marx support a Roundabout on his Chest, carrying 8 people, the total weight being 2 tons’
4. Bijou Russell – ‘singing comedienne and America’s celebrated Lady Buck Dancer’
5. A. Newsky – in his original act ‘The Girl with the Golden Hair’
6. Foo Choo – Chinese illusionist
7. Vendara – gymnast
8. Horace Pickett – ventriloquist
9. Animated Pictures
10. Bellonini – juggler

  • Number of Acts: 10
  • 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: Gymnast; Ventriloquist; Juggler
  • Notes: -0