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 – Les Merveilleuses – The Globe – Monday 15th April 1907

DALY’S THEATRE.

 

Mr. George Edwardes is not the man to rest on his oars, or to be satisfied with any piece he produces if he thinks that, it can by any possibility be improved. On Saturday night he made some additions to that charming opera, “The Lady Dandies,” otherwise “Les Merveilleuses,” which give fresh opportunities to Miss Denise Orme and Miss Gabrielle Ray. For the first-named he has introduced a new song “The Little Bird of Blue,” to which she plays her own accompaniment on the harp. Miss Orme is a thoroughly accomplished musician. That she is a fine vocalist we have long been aware; in “The Little Michus” she showed us that she can play the violin like an expert, and now she proves her mastery over that graceful instrument, the harp. The new song, in which she was supported by a beautifully dressed chorus, was most heartily received. Miss Gabrielle Ray, who is rapidly winning her way to the front, has also been given a new song, which she shares with Mr. W. H. Berry, called “Etiquette,” and a new dance to follow it. Miss Ray sings with point, and her dancing is worthy of the very best traditions of Daly’s theatre, for it is absolutely effortless, and the embodiment of grace. Miss Evie Green’s fine person and splendid voice, Mr. Huntley Wright’s humour and energy, Mr. Evett’s beautiful singing, Mr. Louis Bradfield’s clever study of Lagorille, and the comicalities of Messrs. W. H. Berry and Fred Kaye, not to speak of the beauty and magnificent dresses of the chorus, all contribute to a delightful entertainment.

 

The Globe – Monday 15th April 1907

 

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The Lady Dandies – The Illustrated London News – 1907

The Lady Dandies - The Illustrated London News - 9th February 1907

The Lady Dandies (Rotary 4403 J)

January 8, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Illustrated London News, The Lady Dandies, The Merveilleuses, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lady Dandies – Theatre Programme – 1907

The Lady Dandies (The Merveilleuses) with Miss Evie Greene in the title role as “Lodoiska” and Miss Mable Russell in the role of “Egle” (which was previously performed by Miss Ray) was performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh for six nights from Monday 9th September 1907.

June 30, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Lady Dandies, The Merveilleuses, Theatre Programme, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Merveilleuses – Programme – 1907

July 26, 2014 Posted by | Actress, Amy Webster, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Lady Dandies, The Merveilleuses, Theatre Programme, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment