Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

On 30 October, there were packed houses for Mr. Frank Weston's first annual Benefit. The number of friends and admirers attending showed the respect in which he is held. During the interval at the second performance, the committee sat round a table on the stage where gifts from staff and others were displayed. Mr. Nelson Barry of the Imperial Theatre presented these, plus a cheque for £65 contributed by well-wishers. Mr. Weston gave his thanks, and presented gifts to Mr. Joseph Arch, Stage Manager, Mr. J.D. Rogers, conductor, and his secretary Mr. L.C. Lax. He promised that he and directors of the Tivoli would heighten the attractions in the future.

Variety Show featuring Mr. Charles Vandyke’s Pantomime Company

  • Opening Night: 28 October 1901
  • Performance: 02 November 1901
  • Genre: Variety

1. Charles Bignell – comedian
2. Mr. Charles Dillon – comic vocalist
3. Mdlle De Rose – ‘The Lady Foli’
4. Milner Verren – tenor vocalist in his latest success ‘My Star of Hope and Jealousy’
5. Hagedorns Fairy Fountain Scene – held over
6. The Steinway Glee Singers – vocalists and comedians
7. J. W. Hawtrey – actor / vocalist
8. Mr. Charles Vandyke’s Pantomime Company – 6 in number – in their Screaming Absurdity ‘Nicodemus’ – ‘elaborate trap scenes – a yell of laughter from start to finish’

  • Number of Acts: 8
  • 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: -0
  • Notes: -0