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?'

Robin Hood, or Babes in the Wood – The Scotsman – 1922

Robin Hood or, Babes in the Wood -  The Scotsman - Tuesday 17th January 1922

King’s Theatre Pantomime.

Although the Christmas season if definitely behind us, the King’s Theatre pantomime, “Robin Hood or the Babes in the Wood,” continues to be a strong attraction. The pantomime, with its spectacular magnificence, its great cast of performers, its general brightness, and its plentiful humour has good wearing qualities. It is now tuned up to a high pitch of efficiency. None of the points which the comedians make are lost, and the effects which are worked up by the ample forces at call are fully developed. Miss Gabrielle Ray makes an attractive Maid Marion; Miss Mary Edison is an effective Robin Hood; the dancing of the Babes and others are notable features; and the numerous members of the company work together with great smoothness to provide a thoroughly enjoyable entertainment.

The Scotsman – Tuesday 17th January 1922

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Robin Hood, or Babes in the Wood – The Scotsman – 1921 / 1922

“Robin Hood, or Babes in the Wood” ran from Thursday 22nd December 1921 until Saturday 4th February 1922, at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh.

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Robin Hood, or Babes in the Wood – The Scotsman – 1922

The Scotsman - Tuesday 10 January 1922

“Robin Hood” At the King’s

The favourable impressions formed at the opening of “Robin Hood,” the pantomime at the King’s Theatre, have been amply confirmed. Last night’s large and enthusiastic audience indicated that its appeal is still wide and sustained. The company is one of all-round excellence, but it was with regret that the management had to announce, Frankland Grey, could not appear. A capable substitute, however, for the part he played as the Baron’s son, was found in Tom Fancourt. Having become thoroughly imbued with the spirit of the production, and working with real zest and harmony, all the characters have succeeded well in making “Robin Hood” a striking and cohesive entity.

On the spectacular side, the tableaux, “The Magic Pool” and “The House of Butterflies,” are triumphs of scenic art. Musically, “Robin Hood” also attains a high standard; and as regards its mirth-provoking qualities, the best traditions of the King’s are worthily maintained. Miss Gabrielle Ray invests the part of Maid Marion with charm and vivacity, and is responsible for one of the most pleasing digressions – the introduction of a number of beautiful ballets, carrying the mind back to the crinoline period. The graceful and classical dancing of Miss Rita Zalmani and M. Alexis Arturov, is also an attractive feature. Miss Mary Edison in the title role makes a dashing figure, and sings with much verve and effect. The acting and vocal ability of Mr Ernest Ludlow and the Baron has a similarly distinctive quality.

The Scotsman, Monday 30th January 1922

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Robin Hood, or Babes in the Wood – The Southern Reporter – 1921

Gabrielle Ray - Robin Hood, or Babes in the Wood - The Southern Reporter - 15th December 1921

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Robin Hood or, Babes in the Wood – Edinburgh – The Southern Reporter – 1921

Robin Hood, or Babes in the Wood - The Southern Reporter - 29th December 1921

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Robin Hood or, Babes in the Wood – The Stage – 1922

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Robin Hood or, Babes in the Wood – The Stage – 1921

The Stage described Miss Ray’s appearance in this production; “Foremost among the large company must be mentioned Gabrielle Ray as Maid Marian. The engagement of this artist is undoubtedly a popular one, and her grace and dainty winsome ways are sure to gain for her universal admiration. Her chief opportunities are found in the “Crinoline” song, in which she is assisted by eight little performers, who find immediate favour, and “Jack O’ Jingles” a particularly effective number.”

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Robin Hood or, Babes in the Wood – December 1921

Robin Hood or, The Babes in the Wood

Date: 22nd December 1921

Venue: King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Choreographer: Maude Hall

Director: Fred Terriss

Performers:

Alexis Arturov, Constance Beverley, Bessie Breakey, Freda Carr, Sylvia Cecil, Beattie Cunningham, Mary Edison, Elsie Royya’s Ballet Ladies, Tom Fancourt, Frankland Grey, King’s Male Octette, Cross La Veen, Ernest Ludlow, Peggy Ludlow, Grace Macpherson, Mamie Macpherson, Ella McArthy, Billy Moran, Effie Oliver,  Gabrielle Ray, Billy Rego, Gordon Rennie, Eva Russel,  Sadie Salisbury, Marguarite Small, May Swan, Beryl Thomas, Olive Thomas, A. Douglas Willcox, Babs Winter, Rita Zalmani.

http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/sta/search/detaile.cfm?EID=166

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Robin Hood or, Babes in the Wood – The Stage – 1921

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