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 Palladium – The Westminster Gazette – Tuesday 14th September 1920




The bill of fare provided at the Palladium this week contains that judicious blend of broad comedy, catchy music, and clever feats which goes a long way towards satisfying the varied tastes of music-hall-goers. However, broad comedy is the dominating element, as can be expected when such high priests of humour as Harry Weldon, Jack Pleasants, Ernie Lotinga, Jay Laurier, and Johnson Clark are gathered together on one bill. Each of these comedians has a distinct difference of style, and this prevents mirth from degenerating to monotony. Ernie Lotinga is seen in “Wanted, a Wife,” a burlesque which gives him ample scope for the style of humour he has made his own. He is an artist of the ludicrous. He makes absurd situations ring true in a comical way. Probably he accomplishes this by his matter-of-fact inflexion of voice. We like Togan and Geneva, who make jazzing on a wire look quite a simple business. They are above the average of this type of turn. Gabrielle Ray, whom we have seen in another sphere, has quite a charming little singing and dancing scena, in which she is assisted by Mr. Leslie Baker and a quartette of little girls. Mr. Barker scores an immense success in this act with some coon numbers. Other turns who go well include Hilda Glyder, with several typical songs; De Alma and his banjo; and La Maze Trio.

The Westminster Gazette – Tuesday 14th September 1920

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