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 – 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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Flying Colours – Stage Year Book – 1917

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Flying Colours – The Times – 1916

Flying Colours - The Times - Monday September 25th 1916

 

Flying Colours at the Hippodrome was intended only as a stop-gap, but it has so caught the favour of the public that its run is to be indefinitely prolonged, and Little Tich has been engaged till after Christmas.

 

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Flying Colours – The Times – 1916

Flying Colours - The Times Tuesday 19th September  1916;

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Flying Colours – The Times – 1916

Flying Colours - The Times - Monday 18th September 1916

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Flying Colours – The Times – 1916

Flying Colours - The Times - Saturday, 25th November  1916

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Flying Colours – The Times – 1916

Flying Colours - The Times - Friday 8th September 1916

Changes at the Theatre

Mr. Fredric Harrison announces that he is unable to produce Mr. Jubilee Drax at the Haymarket next Tuesday as he hoped. The date of production will be fixed shortly.

To avoid clashing with the new Gaiety production, Messers. Vedrenne and Eadie have altered the date of the first performance of The Hawk at the Royalty from Saturday, September 16 to Friday, September 15.

The new Hippodrome revue, Flying Colours, will be produced next Thursday.

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Flying Colours – Aberdeen Journal – 1916

Flying Colours - Aberdeen Journal - Monday 18th September 1916

A Comedy of the Trenches.

At last we have a Revue that will appeal to the artistic, “Flying Colours,” the new Hippodrome production, is something more than an amusing entertainment. There is none of the riotous noise associated with revue, and what fun there is is clean and healthy. Brainsfatherland is all too short a scene of trench life by Captain Bruce Brainsfather and Mr Macdonald Hastings. This attempt to depict an actual scene of trench warfare at Christmas time is a gem. Even in the tragedy of war humour is to be found, and our mud-stained Tommies, indifferent to shell, and their peculiar trench language, makes one forget the horror of the tragedy. Old Bill in Johnson ‘Ole is a real Cockney, and Mr John Humphries interprets the character to perfection. Interesting from an art point of view is the Dancing Carnival which, in seven tableaux, sketches and evolution of the dance. Beautiful and instructive, it is an education to witness. Another scene of gorgeous and brilliant colour is the Spanish fantasy. Little Tich, Gabrielle Ray Cox, and a number of stars support the entertainment. The music is less tuneful than we expect at the Hippodrome, but the dancing of Mme. Rianza, Miss DeRomano, the Purcella Brothers, and a well-trained host of lesser known exponents of the art, makes up for any lack of haunting melody.

 

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