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?'

A Little Bit of Fluff – Theatre Royal Lincoln – 1916

Some thing called A Little Bit of Fluff is going like wild fire, so I’m told, and elsewhere Gabrielle Ray’s singing of A soldier bluff With a little bit of fluff On a Saturday afternoon the while she dances not in the Pavlova manner seems a fair specimen of what the public wants in war time. Strange, isn’t it, and just a little thoughtless, perhaps, and terrible but better, I suppose, than being all such sensitive plants, as, say, Maeterlinck, the Belgian poet. He is on the verge of despair because he can only remember the terrible loss of so many wonderful young lives and see so many incarnations of physical and moral vigour, of intellect and of glorious promise, pitilessly cut off in their first flower.”

The Bystander, 10th November 1915

The Dead Do Not Die, Maurice Maeterlinck

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The Dollar Princess – Theatre Advert – 1911

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The Dollar Princess – Theatre Advert – 1907

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The Girl from Kay’s – Theatre Advert – 1906

The Portsmouth Evening News, Saturday 22 September 1906 advertised the forthcoming performance of “The Girl from Kays” at the Theatre Royal, Portsmouth. The cast remains the same as shown for the Prince’s Theatre, Manchester with the exception of Mr Arthur Stigant who takes over the role of Max Hoggenheimer.

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The Girl from Kay’s – Theatre Advert – 1905

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The Merry Widow – Theatre Advert – 1909

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The Orchid – Theatre Advert – 1904

The Orchid – Theatre Advert – 1904

The Orchid - Western Daily Press - Monday 09 May 1904a

 

To-night, and during the week, Mr. George Edwardes’s principal company will appear at the Prince’s Theatre, Park Row, in the latest successful musical play, “The Orchid,” from the new Gaiety Theatre, London. There is one thing which always distinguishes pieces of this nature where Mr George Edwardes is concerned – the magnificence of colour combination and the scenic brilliance of the surroundings. The new musical play, it is said, surpasses all its predecessors in the lavishness and beauty of its artistic display, from the conservatory of the Countess of Barwick’s Horticultural College, through the vivid colour of a Nice carnival, and a delightful picture of the Bois des Anglais at night. “The Orchid” is said to be full of good things from start to finish. There is an amusing duel scene enacted by the little gardener and the French Count. The King and Queen were present at the first performance of “The Orchid.”

Western Daily Press – Monday 09 May 1904

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The Merry Widow – Theatre Advert – (Stafford& Co. Ltd.)

The Merry Widow (Stafford& Co. Ltd.)

 

The Merry Widow – Theatre Advert

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The Dollar Princess – Theatre Advert – 1913

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The Merry Widow – Theatre Advert – 1909

The Merry Widow - Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, Monday 9th August 1909

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