In September 1907 Will Onda using his real name, Will Rain, formed a variety company and they performed at The Royal Theatre, West Kirby. (The Stage 19th September 1907). Included in the line up were Atroy, juggler and hoop roller, his wife Violi who was a multi-instrumentalist and Gillin, ventriloquial humorist. The Will Rain Company appeared with their Motor Maniac and it would be reasonable to assume that this is when the photograph of them all in a motor car was taken (in The Stage archives).
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