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?'

Betty – The Sketch – 1915

Betty - The Sketch - 10th November 1915

This week it was all musico-dramatic work. The first event was the return to the stage of Miss Gabrielle Ray, who appeared in “Betty,” at Daly’s Theatre, and took the part formerly played by Miss Mabel Sealby– not a very heavy part, perhaps. For the occasion there were new songs, dances, and dresses. Miss Ray has lost none of her charm and skill during her absence from the theatre, and it is almost needless to say her characteristic performance was received with genuine enthusiasm. This is not the only change in “Betty,” for Mr. Lauri de Frece now represents Achille Yotte, and Mr. Tom Walls appears in the place of Mr. G. P. Huntley. I am not going to draw anv comparisons, for, as we all know, comparisons are dangerous to those who make them. The methods of the newcomers differ no little from those of the old, but the result is the same hearty laughter. Who, then, shall say which is the better method Betty herself is still the original Betty that is to say, Miss Winifred Barnes, who is quite delightful and almost irreplaceable quite, so far as I know. And the company still contains the two recruits from the legitimate, Mr. C. M. Lowne and Mr. Donald Calthrop, whose skilful work is of great value.


August 28, 2015 - Posted by | Actress, Betty, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Sketch, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

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