Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Until the week's business was broken in upon by the death of the Queen, the performance at the Tivoli looked like being one of the best that Mr. Weston had fathered since the place opened'. Hyram Travers gave a good coster impersonation; and Miss Oliska's sand and smoke paintings were 'artistically and rapidly executed'.

Variety Show featuring Tambo – the tambourine expert

  • Opening Night: 21 January 1901
  • Performance: 26 January 1901
  • Genre: Variety

1. Goriggios trio – equilibrists and trapeze arts
2. Miss Marie French – serio and burlesque artiste in her original songs
3. W. H. Downs – coloured Australian ballad vocalist
4. Baker and Balfe – the Californian Two on their Marvellous Giant Xylophone and Coon – Melange
5. Messrs Spalding’s Irish Dramatic Sketch – ‘Donnybrook’ – held over
6. Hyram Travers – the original coster, impersonating the Pearly King
7. Gillini Singer – double voice comedian and speciality artiste
8. Brothers Artois – double somersaults and comedy combined – they have appeared before Queen Victoria
9. Tambo – tambourine expert
10. Miss Oliska – sand and smoke painter

  • 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: Equilibrists; Trapeze; Somersaults
  • Notes: Queen Victoria died 22 January 1901