Show Review from the Birmingham Owl:

20/10/1899 - At the Tower of Varieties there has been a considerable change in the programme this week, and the newcomers in all cases are well known and able artistes. Miss Marie Louise's tight-rope act is very satisfying, and Gale and Lumb contribute a grotesque musical performance which causes much laughter. The Bros. Catto are meritorious trapeze artistes, and the Leglere troupes of acrobats are brilliant performers. The two Augoustes' boxing display is well done, and the Three Cranks are heartedly applauded for an amusing turn. The Clarkes are exceedingly able riders, the Flying Zoes contribute a smart turn, and Scott, the juggler is repeatedly applauded for his clever work. Cliffe Berzac and his boxing pony are greatly admired, and the other performers are all class.

Variety Show featuring Cliffe Berzac

  • Opening Night: 16 October 1899
  • Performance: 21 October 1899
  • Genre: Variety

1. The Wonderful Brothers Clarke
2. Two Augoustes – boxing display
3. The Leglere Troupe
4. Brothers Leonard
5. The Musical Japs
6. Gale and Lumb – grotesque musical performance
7. Miss Marie Louise – tightrope act
8. Gatto Brothers – trapeze artists
9. Willie Richards – alias Rabbit
10. John Frederick Clarke – bareback rider
11. Great Scott – juggler
12. Little Valdo – clown
13. The Three Cranks – trick cyclists
14. The Rovers
15. Bros. Noel
16. Alfred Clarke – bareback rider
17. Cliffe Berzac
18. The Zoes – Fearful fight to the death between the English and the Boers, every evening at 21:00

  • Number of Acts: 19
  • Number of Performances: 6
  • Performance Times: Doors open at 19:00; Show commenced at 19:30; Carriages could be ordered for 22:20
  • Circus: Tightrope Act; Juggler; Clown; Trick Cyclist
  • Notes: -0