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 Stage – Thursday 15th September 1921



Madeleine Collins, whose fine work in “Pagliacci” and “La Boheme” in last year’s season at Covent Garden will be recalled by opera lovers, made a first appearance in variety at the Palladium on Monday. One of the best songs from her varied repertory, the “Jesuis Titania” item from “Mignon,” was brilliantly done in her clear-ringing soprano, especially in the bravura passages, but it appeared to be beyond the artistic range of some people in the audience. Her success was striking, for all that, and the singing of “Good Night, Ladies and Gentlemen,” rounded off a perfectly artistic performance. Tom Edwards with his admirable crying baby item, Fred Barnes with his popular songs; and Talbot OFarrell, with his ballads and stories carry over their success of last week. Gabrielle Ray, assisted by clever Leslie Barker, again presents her pretty miscellaneous act which, with the introduction of a number of kiddies, is of the very essence of the best musical comedy. The dainty “Jack o’ Jingles” and the crinoline numbers are retained, and Miss Ray gets all her effects by not striving after them. The Flemings contribute their wonderful living statuary and acrobatic act, which has no equal in variety, and Maidie Scott has a prominent place for her song-cycle “Eve’s Progress.” Others are Radford and Russell, Esta Stella, the Four Kemptons and Les Ruby, Miss Stella giving her lively and prettily costumed songs at evening performances only.



The Stage – Thursday 15th September 1921

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