EXCITING SCENE IN GLASGOW MUSIC HALL.
AN ALLIGATOR ESCAPES.
Last night, while Madame Paula, described as the reptile conqueror and water queen, was giving her performance in the Gaiety Theatre, Glasgow, one of the alligators escaped from her assistant. It got over the footlight bar and fell with a thud into the orchestra. The frightened band instantly jumped to their feet, while the audience in the stalls stood upon the seats for fear they might get a bite from the reptile. Madame Paula instantly descended into the orchestra, and, securing the animal, regained the stage amidst great applause. She proceeded with her performance.
The Dundee Courier and Argus, Wednesday 11 November 1891