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 – Leslie Barker – Liverpool Daily Post Tuesday 13th April 1920

ROYAL HIPPODROME

 

It is very pleasing that music hall audiences take obvious delight in watching dancing, that is something more than mere heel tapping, that means something more than unspoken banalities of comic song, and one felt grateful to Miss Gabrielle Ray and Mr. Leslie Barker for singing little, and dancing more. Their ballet scene is slight enough, but it is artistry, a happy setting. Some things may be criticised, others need not. Mr. Oswald Williams, for instance, is graduate a magician. There is sack; a woman in it; it suspended in mid-air; drops quickly: no woman. What is to say? Mr. Williams has done it. Mr. G. S. Melvin, a comedian, is clever; he the cleverest artist at the Hippodrome this week. His caricatures are audacious, almost cruel, but they are talented. His songs are not particularly remarkable; his make-up and his mannerisms are everything. If he is very careful not to exaggerate exaggeration, he ought to very well. Also there are Laurie de Vine, Willie, Rouse, Barton and Ashley, and Gus Harris, with the sentiment of whose song about Jews, all will agree.

 

Liverpool Daily Post – Tuesday 13th April 1920

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