Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Gabrielle Ray – The Orchid – The Sketch – 28th October 1903

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Gabrielle Ray – The Orchid – The Tatler – Wednesday 11th November 1903

A Charming Dancer. –  Miss Gabrielle Ray as Thisbe at the new Gaiety gives promise of qualifying to win a place in the long roll of famous dancers. She has been five years in musical comedy, having made a beginning as Mamie Clancy in The Belle of New York with a company toured by Mr. Ben Greet. Then followed two years in his Casino Girl company as Dolly Twinkle, the part originated it the Shaftesbury by Miss Marie George. Four years previous to her engagement by Mr. Ben Greet Miss Ray had appeared as a child actress in a drama called Proof at the Elephant and Castle, and several pantomime parts in the provinces followed. A year ago she went to the Gaiety to under study Miss Gertie Millar in The Toreador, and from there went to the Apollo, where she has played Miss Letty Lind’s and Miss Ella Snyder’s parts without suffering by comparison. Miss Ray is neither French nor American as is surmised but comes from Lancashire.

The Tatler – Wednesday 11th November 1903

 

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Gabrielle Ray – The Tatler – 21st April 1915

A NEW PORTRAIT

 Of an Old and Popular Favourite

 

MISS GABRIELLE RAY (MRS. ERIC LODER) AND FRIEND

All playgoers will be interested in this new portrait of Mrs. Loder, who as Miss Gabrielle Ray charmed us in so many of Mr. George Edwardes’s musical comedies at the Gaiety and Daly’s theatres. Miss Ray’s dancing was not of the highest technical brilliance, but she was certainly one of the most graceful movers ever seen on our stage, and, in the lighter and simpler forms of the dance, inimitable. Her reappearance would be a delight to her many admirers.

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Amy Webster – The Sketch – 8th May 1907

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Gabrielle Ray – The Merry Widow – The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News – Saturday 5th October 1907

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Gabrielle Ray – The Merry Widow – The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News – Saturday 1st February 1908

The Merry Widow – The Play Pictorial

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Gabrielle Ray – The Lady Dandies – The Sketch – Wednesday 27th February 1907

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Gabrielle Ray – Lady Madcap – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 1st July 1905

Lady Madcap (J. Beagles 677 R)

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Gladys Ray – Florodora – The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Tuesday 7th November 1905

PRINCE’S THEATRE.

 “FLORODORA”

 

Spanish Dancers, Maudie Brock, Lilian Coe and Gladys Ray

The manufacture of that popular species of theatrical entertainment known as “musical plays” has the course of years become at last so entirely matter of rule of thumb that one has long ago given up the idea of looking for any sort of originality, either of musical or dramatic invention, in this particular class of entertainment. Thanks, however, to its composer, Mr. Leslie Stuart, the “Florodora” of Mr. Owen Hall proved a happy exception to the general run of “musical plays,” and thus merited its enormous popularity more than most things of its kind. The mere fact of the tunefulness of the “Florodora” music would, of course, in itself not differentiate it from a host other such pieces. The distinctive merit of Mr. Leslie Stuart’s melodies is the piquancy and often unexpected character of their rhythms and harmonisation, which lends quite an air of freshness and originality to music which is itself of the lightest and brightest nature. The most felicitous example of Mr. Stuart’s peculiar skill is undoubtedly the famous number, “Oh, tell me pretty maiden,” which proved as popular as ever last night, but there are other numbers in “Florodora” which also happily reveal the composer’s knack as melodist. It is some time now since this entertaining little play was last seen here, but judging reception it received last night Mr. J. Bannister Howard was wisely prompted in getting together a new company for a revival of the piece the provinces. The performance last night was enjoyable and attractive, principals and chorus alike working with a will for the success of the whole, while the mounting of the play left little to be desired.

 

The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Tuesday 7th November 1905

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Gabrielle Ray (Rapid 3031)

Gabrielle Ray (Rapid 3031)

 

The sender wrote the details of the performance, “The Little Cherub” they saw on 26th March 1906 and the Prince of Wales’ Theatre and The Morning Post – Monday 26th March 1906 shows the principle cast members.

As the card has been signed by Miss Ray it suggests that the sender may have asked for her autograph at the end of the show.

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