Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

The two singing colliers at the Tivoli must not be confused with the singing collier at the Prince of Wales Theatre. They both had impressive voices

Variety Show featuring singing colliers

  • Opening Night: 20 January 1902
  • Performance: 25 January 1902
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Singing Staffordshire Collier – a genuine collier and a singing marvel – James Singleton, who has worked at the Windmill End Colliery, Dudley for seven years – ‘he always proved himself to be a steady, honest workman and has left the Colliery of his own accord’, according to a Reference from his Foreman
2. The Musical Silvo – unique musical entertainment
3. Leslie Clare – actor / vocalist
4. Souplessi – incomparable contortionist and ring artiste
5. Professor Tschernoff’s Dogs
6. The Great D’Arlo Troupe – America’s greatest musical eccentrics, direct from New York
7. The Brothers Felino – acrobats
8. Reuben Hill – vocal comedian
9. Curtis Leo – comedy illusionist
10. The Singing Durham Collier – the most marvellous vocalist ever discovered; a man with a natural pure voice, who four weeks ago was working at his vocation in Durham, since which period, he has appeared at the provincial London Variety Theatres with phenomenal success

  • 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: Contortionist and Ring Artiste; Acrobats; Comedy Illusionist
  • Notes: -0