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?'

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 S)

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 S) uses the same Rotary number but the cropping is slightly different

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April 7, 2018 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rotary, Social History, The Casino Girl, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray – The Casino Girl – Dublin Evening Telegraph – Saturday 14th September 1901

The musical farce, in two acts, from the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, entitled “The Casino Girl, will be presented at the Theatre Royal on Monday evening for the first time in Dublin by Mr Ben Greet’s company. A strong cast has been engaged. Mr. Joseph Wilson, who will be remembered here as having played in the Theatre Royal pantomime “Cinderella,” scores as “J. Offenbach Gaggs.” The title role will be played by Miss Isa Bowman, who is well and favourably known in Dublin. Miss Gabrielle Ray, late the “Mamie Clancy,” of “The Belle of New York” Company, a sprightly dancer and a most charming actress, has everywhere scored with success as “Dolly Twinkle.” We are informed that it is a very bright and mirthful piece, full of good songs and pretty dances. The magnificent scenery and dresses are an exact replica of the original London production at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Dublin Evening Telegraph – Saturday 14th September 1901

December 23, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Casino Girl, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray – The Orchid – The Tatler – Wednesday 11th November 1903

A Charming Dancer. –  Miss Gabrielle Ray as Thisbe at the new Gaiety gives promise of qualifying to win a place in the long roll of famous dancers. She has been five years in musical comedy, having made a beginning as Mamie Clancy in The Belle of New York with a company toured by Mr. Ben Greet. Then followed two years in his Casino Girl company as Dolly Twinkle, the part originated it the Shaftesbury by Miss Marie George. Four years previous to her engagement by Mr. Ben Greet Miss Ray had appeared as a child actress in a drama called Proof at the Elephant and Castle, and several pantomime parts in the provinces followed. A year ago she went to the Gaiety to under study Miss Gertie Millar in The Toreador, and from there went to the Apollo, where she has played Miss Letty Lind’s and Miss Ella Snyder’s parts without suffering by comparison. Miss Ray is neither French nor American as is surmised but comes from Lancashire.

The Tatler – Wednesday 11th November 1903

 

December 3, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Casino Girl, The Gaiety Theatre, The Orchid, The Tatler, The Toreador, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray – The Casino Girl (The Royal Magazine Vol 11) 1904

The Casino Girl (J. Beagles 77 O)

October 14, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Casino Girl, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray – The Casino Girl – Brighton Gazette, Hove Post, Sussex & Surrey Telegraph – Thursday 31st July 1902

THE THEATRE ROYAL.

“The Casino Girl” is quite as fascinating as her many prototypes, and her second visit to the Theatre Royal this week finds her more popular than before. The Ben Greet Company contains many other girls besides the vivacious French milliner of the title role, and the chief characteristics of the musical comedy are pretty dances and faces, and handsome costumes. These, together with the irresistible humour of Mr J. E. Sullivan as Pilsener Pasha – his original part at the Shaftesbury Theatre – are the chief factors in the success of the play. Mr Ludwig Englander’s music contains a good many catchy selections, including a spirited Sousa parody, the topical song “it’s a habit they’ve got,” and a couple of sentimental items, all of which fetched double encores on Monday night. Miss Maud Darling is excellent in the title role as Laura lee, an ex-Casino actress, with a tricky French style and a pleasant voice. She was repeatedly encored for her singing and dancing, and the song, “I love my boy,” followed by a graceful dance, was a very popular item. Mr Sullivan’s fund of humour is quite irresistible. Those who saw him as the “polite lunatic” in “The Belle of New York” will know that he has an original vein of humour, upon which his part as the eccentric Pasha makes great demands. He was, however, quite equal to the occasion, and it was impossible to keep a straight face with him on the stage. He had a strong supporter in Mr Eardley Turner as the picturesque vagabond Gaggs. Mr Turner is a character actor of conspicuous ability, and made the most of a genuinely funny part. His rendering of the humorous song, “Same old story; nothing new,” was quite one of the features of the performance, and met with an enthusiastic reception. The comic element is also well sustained by Mr Stanley White and Mr O. E. Lemmon, as Ben Muley, the chief of a gang of thieves and his lieutenant respectively. The couple are excellent dancers, and Mr Lemmon’s acrobatic eccentricities afforded a great deal of amusement. Then Miss Madge Cleaver as Mrs H. Malaprop Rocks, the elderly American whose knowledge of the language is elementary and remarkable, is responsible for a good many hearty laughs. An attractive dancer and vocalist is Miss Gabrielle Ray, who as Dolly Twinkle, the leading artiste of Gaggs opera company, introduced some very popular items, and was frequently encored. Miss A. Poole was also very fascinating as Lotta Rocks, and is a dainty little dancer. The only sentimental part is in the hands of Mr Walter Balfour, a Young English doctor in love with the Casino Girl. He has a very fine voice, and his solo, “I love my love in the springtime,” was admirably rendered, but he never seemed quite at home in his acting. The chorus is particularly strong and well dressed, and many charming stage pictures are seen. On Monday night the audience were most enthusiastic, and with the exception of one or two periods in which the play drags a little “The Casino Girl” is exceedingly bright and attractive.

There is to be a Matinee performance to-day (Thursday) at 2 p.m.

Brighton Gazette, Hove Post, Sussex & Surrey Telegraph – Thursday 31st July 1902

August 19, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Casino Girl, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 2878 C)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 2878 C)

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 O)

April 8, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rotary, Social History, The Casino Girl, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Casino Girl (Rotary 3568 A)

Gabrielle Ray as “Dolly Twinkle” in "The Casino Girl" 1900 (Rotary 3568 A)

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 P)

March 28, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rotary, Social History, The Casino Girl, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Casino Girl (Rotary 3585 A)

Gabrielle Ray as “Dolly Twinkle” in "The Casino Girl" 1900  (Rotary 3585 A)

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 Q)

March 28, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rotary, Social History, The Casino Girl, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Casino Girl (J. Beagles 77 V)

Gabrielle Ray as “Dolly Twinkle” in "The Casino Girl" 1900 (J. Beaglea 77 V)

June 6, 2014 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, J. Beagles, Social History, The Casino Girl, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 3773 A)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 3773 A) 1906

 

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 Q)

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 O)

Gabrielle Ray (The Wrench 10556)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 1677 L)

May 26, 2014 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Rotary, Social History, The Casino Girl, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment