Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

Theo Harden was a very smart manipulator of handcuffs, and while not Houdini, was building a reputation that would need no comparison with other similar acts. Herr Wallace's feats were 'due to his digits'. Boswell's stage circus was deemed just the thing for youngsters to enjoy.

Variety Show featuring Theo Harden – the World’s greatest handcuff and trunk mystifier

  • Opening Night: 28 January 1901
  • Performance: 02 February 1901
  • Genre: Variety

1. Theo Harden – the World’s greatest handcuff and trunk mystifier – ?20 to anyone who can open / escape from his handcuffs and leg-irons
2. Miss Blanche Harcourt – comedienne in her latest success ‘All Through a Railway Porter’
3. The Matthews – in their comedy act ‘Eccentric Visitors’
4. Letta and Minni – hopping downstairs on one hand – dancing on their hand, also playing Sleigh Bells upside down
5. Musical Silvo – the greatest tumbleroniconist on Earth – introduces his own invented sweet-toned Bamboo Bells
6. Herr Wallace – the famous juggler and wonderful hand balancer – ‘Cannon Ball King’
7. The Bransbys – character duettists and comedy artistes
8. The Satelle Troupe – five lightning acrobats and ladder performers
9. Boswell’s Novel Stage Circus – with a splendid stud of Educated Ponies and Donkeys

  • Number of Acts: 9
  • 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: Escapologist; Hand Equilibrist' Juggler' Acrobats; Ladder Performers
  • Notes: -0