Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

J. Callan's jokes were not new, but he had a particular Irish-American way of telling them. Franco Piper astounded the audience by playing two banjos at a time. He then juggled with three, playing at the same time. The Siberian Bears 'are really educated' and were seen riding horses, drinking out of bottles, doing skirt dancing and swinging.

Variety Show featuring Permano’s Siberian Educated Bears

  • Opening Night: 10 February 1902
  • Performance: 15 February 1902
  • Genre: Variety

1. Boswell’s Novel Stage Circus – with a magnificent stud of educated ponies, cantankerous donkeys and wonderful clever dogs – the only show of its kind performed on a stage
2. Sylvia Love – serio and dancer
3. The Glasgow Street Singer – discovered singing in the streets of Glasgow four weeks ago
4. J. Callan – America’s versatile comedian
5. Lefevre – the incomparable juggler
6. Franco Piper – the greatest banjo soloist in the World
7. The Three Alfreys – acrobats extraordinary with juggling with full barrels
8. Billy Hobbs – American coon comedian and coon dancer
9. Animated Pictures on the Bioscope
10. Permano’s Siberian Educated Bears – including his latest novelty ‘The Equestrian Bear’

  • 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: Juggler; Acrobats
  • Notes: -0