Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

The Colonel's shooting feats must be seen. They are performed 'by his hand, assisted with a pair of eyes that could see through the evidence of a Birmingham policeman'. The manipulation of the marionettes earns much applause. The star performance were the cyclists - a number of ladies and gentlemen careering round a track - with less than eighteen yards to a lap - which was set at an angle of seventy degrees

Variety Show featuring Bernar’s Marionettes

  • Opening Night: 13 January 1902
  • Performance: 18 January 1902
  • Genre: Variety

1. Sensational Cycle Pursuit Racing – on a specially prepared track – 100 Laps to the Mile at an angle of 70 degrees – the smallest and steepest track in the World
2. Dora Clements – vocal comedienne
3. Crowley – ‘The Mystery’
4. Colonel G. Bordevery – the World’s greatest Pistol and Rifle Shots
5. Bernar’s Marionettes
6. The Four Herberts – ‘the jolly Californian farmers’
7. Jack and Evelyn – society duettists and Champion American Sand Dancers
8. Nellie Gertine – famous lady baritone
9. The Five Sisters Belloni – speciality trapeze performer – her first appearance in England

  • Number of Acts: 9
  • 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: Trapeze
  • Notes: -0