Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

The Brothers Darnley's turn was very successful. 'If they are paid according to the amusement they create, their incomes must be princely'. F. V.. St Clair was estimated to be one of the most successful singer-songwriters.

Variety Show featuring The Wheelers – the ‘quaintest of cyclists’

  • Opening Night: 27 May 1901
  • Performance: 01 June 1901
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Darnley Brothers – leading double comedians – a feast of well-spoken wit and good singing
2. Bessie Willow – ballad and descriptive vocalist in her latest success ‘Victoria’s Emblem’
3. L. Geisler – the ‘Champion Ball Puncher of the World’
4. The Onatis Troupe – Algerian jugglers
5. Mr. F. V. St. Clair – author and composer in ‘The Concert of Europe’
6. The Wheelers – ‘quaintest of cyclists’
7. Miss Omega – ‘Queen of the Wire’ from the Folies Bergere, Paris
8. Tony Dido and Miss Lil James – eccentric comedy duo
9. Alf Sellars – in his successful song ‘Mm-Mm-Mm-Mm-My Turn Next’
10. Morie – the greatest of all touring jugglers – the first juggler on and with the bicycle

  • 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: Jugglers; Cyclists; Queen of the Wire
  • Notes: -0