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?'

Flying Colours – Aberdeen Journal – 1916


Flying Colours - Aberdeen Journal - Monday 18th September 1916

A Comedy of the Trenches.

At last we have a Revue that will appeal to the artistic, “Flying Colours,” the new Hippodrome production, is something more than an amusing entertainment. There is none of the riotous noise associated with revue, and what fun there is is clean and healthy. Brainsfatherland is all too short a scene of trench life by Captain Bruce Brainsfather and Mr Macdonald Hastings. This attempt to depict an actual scene of trench warfare at Christmas time is a gem. Even in the tragedy of war humour is to be found, and our mud-stained Tommies, indifferent to shell, and their peculiar trench language, makes one forget the horror of the tragedy. Old Bill in Johnson ‘Ole is a real Cockney, and Mr John Humphries interprets the character to perfection. Interesting from an art point of view is the Dancing Carnival which, in seven tableaux, sketches and evolution of the dance. Beautiful and instructive, it is an education to witness. Another scene of gorgeous and brilliant colour is the Spanish fantasy. Little Tich, Gabrielle Ray Cox, and a number of stars support the entertainment. The music is less tuneful than we expect at the Hippodrome, but the dancing of Mme. Rianza, Miss DeRomano, the Purcella Brothers, and a well-trained host of lesser known exponents of the art, makes up for any lack of haunting melody.

 

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