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 (Rotary 4421 B)

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Lily Elsie as Sonia in The Merry Widow (Rotary 4827)

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Music for all – Memories of Daly’s Theatre – Lily Elsie – July 1924

 

Lily Elsie (J. Beagles 139 N)

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 475 J)

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The Orchid (Rapid 1840)

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Gabrielle Ray as “Thisbe” in “The Orchid” 1903 (Milton Bromette Series No 26)

Gabrielle Ray as “Thisbe” in “The Orchid” 1903 (Milton Bromette Series No 26)
A slightly larger than normal postcard 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

The Orchid (Rotary 1677 H)

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Gabrielle Ray – The Girl From Kay’s – 1903

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Mary Ridley – The Merry Widow – Jarrow Express – Friday 18th March 1910

A TYNESIDE STAR

 

Miss Mary Ridley, talented young actress who claims Newcastle her home, fulfilling the leading role in Mr George Edwardes’ Company appearing in “The Merry Widow” at the Theatre Royal, Jarrow, during the present week. Miss Ridley, who is only 21 years of age, is granddaughter of the late Thomas Ridley, a well-known barrister at-law in Newcastle, and daughter of Mr Louis C. Ridley, also of Newcastle. At an early age Miss Ridley demonstrated that she was possessed of abilities of a high order in the histrionic art, and subsequently she went abroad, where she studied music for some years. She made her debut on the stage proper fifteen months ago, when she appeared in “The Merry Widow,” under the control of Mr George Edwardes. She was later connected with a company producing “The Dollar Princess,” following which engagement she was selected to take the part Sonia, the Merry Widow, in the present company on tour. Miss Ridley has highly cultured voice of great range, and she acts with a charm and naiveté that bespeaks her predilection for musical comedy, which is her favourite class of play. Although she may be looked upon as one of Newcastle’s latest recruits to the stage, her career has been a distinct success, and already she has earned many splendid tributes by her acting. Miss Ridley, who is great favourite with the other artistes of the company, is very fond of outdoor life and travelling, and her most favoured recreations are riding and golf. She is also fond of drawing, and, of course, of music.

 

Jarrow Express – Friday 18th March 1910

 

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary X.S. 1)

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Gabrielle Ray – The Casino Girl – Eastbourne Chronicle – Saturday 4th April 1903

“THE CASINO GIRL”

 

This merry and picturesque musical farce is being presented at the Park Theatre by the Ben Greet Principal Company, a very clever and versatile combination, who commenced a brief engagement on Thursday evening. The Casino Girl is fashioned very closely upon the model of the Belle of New York, the music being bright and melodious, the lyrics smart and fitting, the dialogue sparklingly witty, and the action, although associated with but a thin and fantastic plot, striking in its succession of pretty stage pictures. From the first uprising of the curtain till the end of the entertainment the risible faculties of the audience are kept in constant vigorous exercise, and at the opening performance the enthusiasm was only allayed by frequent encores. It is not easy to say which factor of an all round success was most appreciated—the droll comicalities of the comedians, the graceful and sprightly dances of the lady principals, the well rendered songs, or the delightful choruses and incidental concerted measures. Certainly everything was rapturously applauded, whilst the beautiful costumes and the general effectiveness of the mise en scene evoked well-merited admiration. Miss Daisy Semon, in the title part, played charmingly, singing and acting in a very engaging manner and adding much to the brightness of the performance by her vivacious and winsome bearing. The role of Laura’s young medical lover “Percy” was capitally sustained by Mr. Edmund Sherras, who uses his gifted baritone voice to marked advantage in the ballads and solos falling to his share. He scored particularly in the pretty song, “I love my love.” The humours of the piece were amply reflected in the singularly good impersonation of the Mormonic “Pasha” by Mr. Norman Page, and of the broken-down grand opera tenor, “Gaggs,” by Mr. Stanley White. Mr. Norman Page will be remembered for his success as the polite lunatic in “The Belle,” but in the present, play his gifts find wider scope, and he fairly convulsed the house by his eccentricities of speech and action. Mr. Stanley White made a great hit in the humorous song “Nothing New.” Strong support to the purely funny side of the performance was lent by mercurial Mr. Frank Faker and Mr. Walter Freear, as “Ben Murley” and “Potage” respectively, and the mock trial scene in which the quartette figured occasioned quite uproarious mirth. Delightful expositions of their several parts were given by Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Lily Gullick, Miss J. Bartlett, Miss Maud Locker and Miss Christine Ferris.

The Casino Girl will be performed at a Matinee today at 2.30 and again in the evening.

Eastbourne Chronicle – Saturday 4th April 1903

 

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