Du’Calion

In July 1913 and again in May 1914, ‘the loquacious laddie on the tottering ladder’ performed on the Hippodrome stage. Du’Calion, who was also known as ‘The Priceless Piffler on His Perilous Perch’, perfected a balancing act, which saw him balance on top of a gently swaying ladder, where he chatted to the audience, sang and even played the mandolin. He would tell the audiences closest to the stage that it was “much safer up here!”. Among his song repertoire was the nonsensical song of ‘We’re Feeding the Baby Garlic, So We Can Find Him in The Dark!’.