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 Girls from Kay’s – Truth – Thursday 17th September 1903

I was present the other night at the 300th performance of “The Girl from Kay’s,” and found it extremely amusing. Mr. Willie Edouin’s Hoggenheimer, the Park lane millionaire, is an admirable piece of fooling, and I do not think sufficient justice has been done to Mr. Aubrey Fitzgerald, who, in the part of the millionaire’s satellite, shows himself a most finished comedian. If you want good comedy acting you must, as I said the other day, look for it in musical comedy. There is no field for incompetence in these plays, where any single member of the company must be capable of holding the stage and amusing the audience unaided and alone. It is always pleasant to have a good word to say for a beginner, and if Miss Gabrielle Ray is a beginner, as I think she is, she should go ahead. She has great charm and vivacity, and with a delightfully unconscious brutality she inspires comparisons with our idols of twenty years ago, to whom we are still so amazingly constant, although all that we originally admired them for is no longer there.


Truth – Thursday 17th September 1903



August 23, 2022 - Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Girl from Kay's, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

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