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?'

Gladys Raymond – Aladdin – South London Chronicle – Friday 19 October 1906

CRYSTAL PALACE

PANTOMIME

It is welcome news to learn that Mr. Bannister Howard intends to revive old-fashioned pantomime at the Crystal Palace Theatre. That style of entertainment which has been called pantomime during the past few years has become rather boring, and has not been particularly amusing, either to grown-up people or children. Any effort, therefore, to return to the rollicking performances of bygone days deserves to be supported, and no doubt Mr. Howard’s enterprise will be crowned with success. The subject of the pantomime is the old favourite story of “Aladdin,” and in the hands of so experienced a pantomime writer as Mr. Fred Bowyer, great things may be expected. No expense is to be spared, and an excellent company has been secured. Miss Lillie Lassah will impersonate Aladdin; Miss Lillie Gallick; the Princess; Mr. Arthur Pool, Abanazar; Mr. A. E. Passmore, Widow Twankey; the Ongar Brothers, the Policemen and Speciality turn; Miss Nellie Barnwell; Second Boy; Miss Gladys Ray (a sister of Miss Gabrielle Ray, who was originally brought out by Mr. Howard), Second Girl; Miss Josephine Sullivan, a Fairy; and Mr. J. D. Cawdery, Demon and Clown, who will also work the traps. He was at one time with Conquest, and is one of the oldest trapworkers left. The Harlequinade and Shadow Pantomime will be a strong feature of the entertainment. The Pantomime will be produced by Mr. C. Lake, and Mr. Joseph Sainton will compose and arrange the music. Mr. W. E. Sharpe will still continue to actively manage the front of the theatre.

South London Chronicle – Friday 19th October 1906

Note; The review of Aladdin shows Miss Ray’s sister Gladys Raymond referred to as Gladys Ray rather than Gladys Raymond, I’m not sure whether this is a misprint or whether she performed under this name as well

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August 24, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Aladdin, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Ray, Gladys Raymond, Pantomimes, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gladys Raymond – See See – The Era – Saturday 7th September 1907

Miss Raymond performed as “Silky Lips” one of the “Four Pearls”

April 14, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, See See, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gladys Raymond – The Era – 27th January 1906

Theatrical Gossip.

A slight accident happened at the Theatre Royal, Hull, on Monday night to Miss Gladys Raymond, who was playing in Mr. J. Bannister Howard’s pantomime Aladdin. Upon making her entrance at the end of the trap scene, she fell through the vamp trap, which was about to be secured. She escaped with one or two bruises and a severe shock, but was able to resume her part.

The Era – 27th January 1906

Gladys Raymond – The Stage, Chit Chat – 25th January 1906

March 13, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Pantomimes, Social History, The Era, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Female Stars of Musical Theatre in Edwardian England

I recently bought a copy of “Female Stars of Musical Theatre in Edwardian England” by Christopher Frost, and the link for further information can be found here.

There are 286 actresses covered along with 358 illustrations over 304 pages so I have only just “dipped” into this book, but the actresses I have looked at, Lily Elsie, Gabrielle Ray and Gladys Raymond are well researched and well written with reproductions of postcards showing each actress from the author’s own collection. My only critism is that there isn’t an index which would make cross referencing actresses and easier but that’s just my preference and doesn’t detract from the quality of the book.

October 12, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Lily Elsie, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family tree

The Cook family tree is proving to be a tangled web to unravel and so my thanks to all those who have given me advice and provided me with various pieces of to this puzzle. If there any errors please feel free to let me know in order that I can make the necessary corrections.

The Cook Family

February 11, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Eric Loder, Family tree, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Iris Mary Lawson, Social History, Uncategorized, William Austin Cook | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jessie Babette Winnington – Marriage Certificate – 1933

Jessie Babette Winnington - Marriage Certificate -  8th July 1933

September 20, 2013 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jessie Babette Winnington – Birth Certificate – 1912

Jessie Babette Winnington - Birth Certificate - 16th March 1912

September 20, 2013 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gladys Cook – Marriage Register – 1910

Gladys Cook - Marriage Register - 1910

 

Gladys Raymond – Marriage Certificate

September 19, 2013 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gladys Cook – Census – 1901

1901 - Census - Gladys M C Cook

The 1901 Census shows Gladys Cook, residing at 9,11,13 Queens Road, Twickenham, the property appears to be a school and Miss Cook is shown as “staff”.

September 18, 2013 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gladys Raymond (Rotary 4451 C)

Gladys Raymond (Rotary 4451 C) 1908

 

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary P 1962 A)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 4831 G)

July 27, 2013 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Rotary, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment