Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

The four Juggling Johnsons were the most wondrous club swingers the reviewer had seen in Birmingham; and the Mayvilles were 'merry manipulators of the meandering midgets'.

Variety Show featuring Leo Tell – the Human Farmyard

  • Opening Night: 07 January 1901
  • Performance: 12 January 1901
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Four Juggling Johnsons – absolutely the most novel show on Earth. The Acme of Club Juggling. Nothing in this country has been seen like it heretofore
2. Charles Stevens – vocal and character comedian
3. Miniature Hercules – this remarkable specimen of humanity stands only 4 ft 7 ins high and weighs only 7 stone, and yet performs (with the greatest of ease) the same feats with which the Great Sandow startled the World
4. Leo Tell – the Mimic – the Human Farmyard
5. Reilly Templeton and Taylor – in their amusing comedy sketch ‘My Cousin’s Courtship’
6. Cliff Berzac’s Marvellous Animal Performers, including the Original Wrestling and Boxing Pony
7. The Mayvilles – the Original American Lilliputian Novelty Act
8. The Three Auroras – in their celebrated mirror and umbrella dance
9. Flo Banks – speciality comedienne
10. Terry and Lambert – Premier American vocalists and character artistes

  • 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
  • Notes: -0