Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Riccoboni's Horses, from the London Hippodrome have been astounding the audiences. One doesn't often see a horse putting itself to bed. Mr. Mike Whallen deserves to be called the best entertainer in his field. There was a note in the review that the proceeds from the shows the following Thursday night would go to the Glasgow Calamity Fund.

Variety Show featuring Walton and Lester – ‘the World’s Worst Wizards’

  • Opening Night: 14 April 1902
  • Performance: 19 April 1902
  • Genre: Variety

1. Riccobono’s Marvellous Educated Horses
2. Elsie Rubina – Premier Wire Dancer
3. The Two Graces – duettists and dancers
4. Morny Cash – comedian
5. The Imperial Russian Troupe – the greatest dancing troupe travelling
6. The Three Sisters Macarte – ‘Melange act’
7. The Lizette Troupe – quartette of lady acrobats and champion tumblers
8. Walton and Lester – the World’s Worst Wizards
9. Victoria Monks – comedienne and coon vocalists
10. W. H. Morgan – descriptive vocalist
11. Mr. Mike S. Whallen – American raconteur and extempore vocalist ‘in a style peculiarly his own’

  • 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: Wire Dancer; Acrobats and Tumblers; Worst Wizards
  • Notes: -0