Cinquevalli at the Sunderland Empire

Some of the big stars of the juggling world passed through North East England. Paul Cinquevalli appeared at the Sunderland Empire in 1911, topping the bill in the week of 23 January:

Cinquevalli at the Sunderland Empire Poster - from the Tyne and Wear Archive

From the Tyne and Wear Archive

Unfortunately I’ve not been able to find any contemporary reviews of his appearances – but there’s a fantastic article from the Strand Magazine of  1897 which describes his routine. The article is reproduced in Charlie Holland’s book, ‘Strange Feats and Clever Turns’ (it should be available from your favourite juggling shop); and the text and some of the pictures are online at the Juggling Hall of Fame.

One Response to “Cinquevalli at the Sunderland Empire”

  1. Void Says:

    Cinquevalli fans passing through London may wish to pay a pilgrimage to his grave in West Norwood. The plot is listed on

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