Colonel Brewster's Wild West Show and Emporium of American Curiosities is a fictional entertainment venue featured in the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful. It appeared in the pilot episode of the series, "Night Work".
Colonel Brewster's Wild West Show and Emporium of American Curiosities was a wild west entertainment show that toured the American Southwest as well as parts of Europe during the late 19th century. Its star attraction was Ethan Chandler, who amazed patrons with his tall tales and talents with a six-shooter. After a performance, Ethan was not above seducing and fornicating with willing female customers near his trailer.
On September 22nd, 1891, Vanessa Ives attended one of Ethan's performances and met with him at a pub. She told him she had an interest in hiring him for some night work, but he warned her that he would not be in London very long, as the show was preparing to move on to Paris, France. Things soon took a dark change for Ethan and he remained in London for a bit longer than he initially planned.