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 Western Evening Herald – Tuesday 15th June 1920






To anyone who has seen her performance it is easy to understand the popularity of Miss Gabrielle Ray, the well-known London musical comedy star. It is quite different from that of the ordinary comedienne. Too often the latter relies on spiciness. There is not a suspicion of that in Miss Ray. She is an artist as well as an artiste, and to this she owes a large measure of her success. Nothing could be more charming than her song “In the day of the crinoline.” Daintily attired in the fashion of that period, she is attended by eight little tots – four wearing poke bonnets and crinolines and four the top hat and garb of the gallants of the day. They make a quaint picture, which wins round upon round of applause. Another pretty number is “Jack o Jingles,” in which a vivacious little maiden is introduced as well as a lovely little Cupid, who shoots arrows at Miss Ray. The latter, who sings and dances with the utmost charm and grace, is assisted by Leslie Barker. He collaborates in a pierrot and pierrotte song, and sings coon and other songs in rare voice. The remainder of the programme maintains a high level, the most notable features being Delvaine’s Marionettes, the Sisters Reeve (comediennes), Marcelle de Vere (the cycling violinist), Maurice (the French card manipulator), the Mezzettis, and Tom Reno.


The Western Evening Herald – Tuesday 15th June 1920

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