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?'

Flying Colours – Reviews – 1916

The Era – 16th September 1916

The Stage – 16th September 1916

Illustrated London News – 22nd September 1916

Flying Colours – Facsimile booklet

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November 12, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Flying Colours, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Era, The Illustrated London News, The Stage, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flying Colours – Facsimile booklet

My thanks to Dominic C. H. Combe for kindly sending me this facsimile and the jpgs to add to this blog.

Flying Colours – Programme – September 1916

Flying Colours – Programme – October 1916

 

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The Hippodrome, London

The Hippodrome, London

November 7, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Flying Colours, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hippodrome, London

The Hippodrome, London

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Flying Colours

The London Hippodrome revue Flying Colours was produced on 16th September 1916 and ran for 203 performances until Saturday 13th January 1917.

Flying Colours – The Bystander – 4th October 1916

Flying Colours – The Bystander – 13th December 1916

Flying Colours – The The Times – Monday 8th January 1917

Flying Colours – The Times – Wednesday 10th January 1917

 

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Flying Colours – The Illustrated London News – 1916

Flying Colours - The Illustrated London News - 23rd September 1916

“Flying Colours,” at the Hippodrome.

The Hippodrome management has made a change in its chief comedian. In place of Mr. Harry Tate there comes Little Tich, figuring in a variety of disguises – now a jockey, now a toreador, now a Spanish dame – with plenty of occasions for drollery. Spain has its share in the scenario and a very beautiful background against which Mr. Bertrum Wallis sings a ballad in his best style. A dancing carnival provides an even more picturesque spectacle, though for popularity it will be run close by a most humorous and realistic trench-sketch, invented by Captain Bairnsfather and Mr. Macdonald Hastings, and produced quite in the sprit of the soldier-artist’s famous drawings. For the rest, we get an all – too – brief glimps of Miss Gabrielle ray, and some most spirited dancing from Netta Rianza.

The Illustrated London News – 23rd September 1916

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Flying Colours – The Sketch – 1916

London is glad to welcome Miss Gabrielle Ray back to the stage, the scene for her of many former triumphs. As a musical-comedy actress she had the distinction of being one of the most photographed of stage beauties. Now she has gone into revue, and, as our illustrations show, has lost none of her charm. In Flying Colours at the Hippodrome, she takes the part of the Milliner Maid in the Fashion Parade scene, and joins Little Tich (as the Manager) in a highly successful duet, “I Didn’t Believe You,” and another song, with chorus of milliners. In the Riding School,” she appears as the Poodle Clown.

The Sketch, 11th October 1916

Mr De Courville, writing in the Daily Mirror, “The Morning’s Gossip,” 2nd September 1916 asks the question, “has anyone seen Miss Gabrielle Ray’s poodle dog? Well, you will all be asking the question presently.”

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Flying Colours – The Observer – 1916

Flying Colours - The Observer - Sunday September 3rd 1916

 

Thursday next is also the date provisionally fixed for the first production of “Flying Colours,” the new Hippodrome revue. In addition to Little Tich, Gabrielle Ray and Yetta Rianza, the cast will include “The Vital Comedienne,” Ray Cox. Miss Ray Cox has been described as been described as “the most energising quantity” on the American stage.

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Flying Colours – The Times – 1916

Flying Colours - The Times - Sunday 31 December 1916

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Flying Colours – Grantham Journal – 1916

Flying Colours - Grantham Journal - Saturday 30 September 1916

A Season of Successes

The autumn theatrical season has, so far proved exceptionally successful. Among the great number of new productions this month, not one failure is to be recorded. Whether the superior person approves the theatrical fare at present offered or no, he must admit managers have hit the mark with their policy of providing the public with light entertainments rather than serious plays. Revues do best of all. At the Hippodrome, where “Flying Colours” was to be a stop-gap, the attendances have been so large that Moss’s Empires have decided to run the piece through the winter. The Gaiety is also doing big business with “Theodore and Co.” The same management controls the Queen’s Theatre, where the new Potash and Perlmutter” bids fair to have as long a run as its predecessor. Mr. H. B. Irving’s Barrie revival of “The Professor’s Love Story” at the Savoy proves to the public’s liking. “Chu Chin Chow” at his Majesty’s has caught on while “The Old Country” at Wyndham’s and “The Misleading Lady” at the Playhouse are also autumn attractions to theatre-goers.

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