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?'

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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Gabrielle Ray (J. Beagles 77 X)

Gabrielle Ray – The Orchid – The Sketch – 14th September 1904

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Gabrielle Ray – See See – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 14th July 1906

Miss Gabrielle Ray

Who appears as S0-Hie (See See’s boy attendant) at the Prince of Wales’s Theatre.

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Gabrielle Ray (Davidson Bros. 125 P)

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