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?'

The Gaiety Theatre – London Daily News – Friday 3rd July 1903

DRAMA.

So great is the affection which the old Gaiety Theatre has won from the hearts of London playgoers that it may well be surmised that sentiment has had as much to say to the enormous demand for seats on July 4th as the desire for amusement. That Mr. George Edwardes evidently realise this can be seen from the programme which he has prepared. In addition the second act of “The Toreador” and “The Linkman,” which will cater for the one feeling, a farewell speech is to be delivered Sir Henry Irving, and “Auld Lang Syne” is to be sung by Miss Florence St. John, the chorus being taken all old Gaiety favourites past and present, who will assemble together on the stage for the last time. And no doubt Mr. George Edwardes will be neither surprised nor annoyed find the whole audience rise in their places and join in a last goodbye to the stage which has served them so well.

London Daily News – Friday 3rd July 1903

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The Gaiety Theatre – London Evening Standard – Friday 20th February 1903

SPECIAL NOTICE.

The present GAIETY THEATRE, being now in the last few months of its existence, it has occurred to Mr .GEORGE EDWARDES that the patrons of the house may be not unwilling to be reminded of some of the brilliant success of the past. He therefore, offers the public an opportunity of renewing acquaintances with a selection of the moat popular scenes, characters and songs that have enlivened the Gaiety boards from the days of Mr. JOHN HOLLINGSHEAD’S Management down to the present time. These will be embodied in a short Sketch, entitled THE LINKMAN or GAIETY MEMORIES, and will be introduced into Act 11 of THE TOREADOR, on and after TO-MORROW (Saturday) EVENING.

 

GAIETY THEATRE

London Evening Standard – Friday 20th February 1903

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The Gaiety Theatre – Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 6th July 1903

 

“The Sacred Lamp” was no doubt carefully packed up for use elsewhere after the farewell performance within the walls of the old Gaiety, which early this morning ended a career brilliantly successful for the most part of 34 years and half. The second act of “The Toreador,” then played for the 675th time, began a stage representation of almost unparalleled interest, and not a little pathos, some of the principal participants therein – Sir Henry Irving, Mr. George Edwardes, Mr. John Hollingshead (whose illustrated souvenir “Good Old Gaiety” was presented to each member of a crowded and most demonstrative audience), Miss Florence St. John, and Mr. E. W. Royce, for example – being perceptibly affected by the unnerving old associations that filled the minds of all players and playgoers of long standing who had the fortune to present.

One could not help thinking of such dead favourites as poor Fred Leslie, E. J. Lonnen, Vaughan, and many more. Ill-health kept away J. L. Toole and Nellie Farren, and other notable absentees from the boards they formerly adorned were Mr. Edward Terry, Mr. Arthur Roberts, and Miss Connie Gilchrist (the Countess of Orkney). Sir Henry tried to turn lightly from the past to the future in his speech near the close of the performance, and Mr. Edwardes’s few words of thanks were full of hope and confidence respecting the new Gaiety. It was nearly 12.30 when “Auld Lang Syne” was sung by Miss St. John, with full chorus, and the audience reluctantly left the theatre, stripping off as “last memories” the flowers and festoons with which it had been decorated.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 6th July 1903

 

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The Toreador – The Linkman – Programme – 7th May 1903

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Lady Madcap (Rotary 1939 B)

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Gabrielle Ray (Shenley LC.14)

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Gabrielle Ray (Philco 6036 A)

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Gabrielle Ray – Electoral Register – 1910

Gabrielle Ray – Electoral Register – 1911

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Gabrielle Ray – Electoral Register – 1911

Name:  Gabrielle Ray

Event Type:  Census

Event Date:  1911

Event Place:  Kensington,  London, England

County:  London

Parish:  Kensington

Sub-District:  Kensington South

Registration District:  Kensington

Gender:  Female

Age:  27

Marital Status (Original):  SINGLE

Occupation:  ACTRESS

Birthplace:  Stockport, Cheshire

Relationship to Head of Household:  HEAD

Record Type:   Household

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray (Philco 6019 C)

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