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 – Betty – 1916

 

“Little Miss Gabrielle Ray, above, is greater in London fame than she is in stature, and as great in London popularity (note the flowers!) as in beauty – and that though she is the beauty of ‘”Betty,” at Daly’s.”
( Vogue, New York, Vol. 47, Issue 4, 5th February 1916, p. 64)

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Daly’s Theatre – E. F. A; London Theatre Series no 1004 – 16th December 1907

The reverse shows that the sender attended the 279th performance and their comment was correct at the show ran for a total of 778 performances

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Amy Webster – The Merry Widow – The London Daily News – Tuesday 11th June 1907

 

DALY’S THEATRE

 THIS EVENING at 8.30. THE MERRY WIDOW

 

Messrs Robert Evett, W H. Barry, Lennox Pawle, Gordon Cleather, Fred Kaye, V. O’Connor, R. Roberts and Joseph Coyne and George Graves;

Misses Elizabeth Firth, Nina Sevening, Irene Desmond, K Welch, A Webster, D. Dunbar, D. Dombey, D. Irving, P. le Grand, M. Munroe, M. Erskine, G. Lester, M. Russell and Lily Elsie.

 

The London Daily News – Tuesday 11th June 1907

 

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Gabrielle Ray – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday July 30th 1910

 

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 4980 A)

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Gabrielle Ray – The Merry Widow – The Manchester Evening News – Monday 2nd August 1909

“THE MERRY WIDOW.”

Remarkable Scenes.

 

Remarkable scenes were witnessed at Daly’s Theatre, London, on Saturday night, when the 778th and final performance of “The Merry Widow” was given. Miss Lily Elsie (“The Merry Widow”), Mr. Joseph Coyne (her partner in the waltz), Miss Gabrielle Ray, Mr. W. B. Berry, Mrs. Robert Evett, and others were much applauded, and at the close each was recalled and the ladies were presented with bouquets.

 

The Manchester Evening News – Monday 2nd August 1909

 

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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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Gabrielle Ray – Betty – The Westminster Gazette – Monday 25th October 1915

 

DIARY OF THE WEEK IN LONDON.

Miss Gabrielle Ray.

Daly’s will have a festal appearance to-night in honour of Miss Gabrielle Ray, who comes back to the stage as Estelle in “Betty.” Miss Ivy Shilling and Mr. Lauri de Frece also join the cast, and the occasion is to be celebrated by new “numbers.”

 

The Westminster Gazette – Monday 25th October 1915

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Gabrielle Ray – The Dollar Princess – Bristol Times and Mirror – Monday 26th September 1910

 

There was a great rush for seats at Daly’s Theatre on Saturday night for the first anniversary of “The Dollar Princess.” After her success in “The Merry Widow” it seems difficult for Miss Lily Elsie to score another triumph but she has done so, and the celebration was marked by a souvenir and signed portraits of all the chief artists brine presented to every one in the house. Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Elisabeth Firth, Mr. Joseph Coyne, Mr. Michaelis, and Mr. Berry all had an enthusiastic welcome. There are some fresh topical numbers for Mr. Berry, including a hit at Mr. Lloyd George, and the dancers and songs are now recognised favourites, but have kept their freshness all the same. Not the least reason for that is the brilliant was in which this musical comedy is produced with Mr. George Edwardes at his best.

 

Bristol Times and Mirror – Monday 26th September 1910

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Gabrielle Ray – Betty – The Tatler – Wednesday 1st December 1915

Returns.

And as the war seems to have brought back to the stage a kind of rejuvenation of simple, irresponsible things, so, too, it has brought back old favourites whom the playgoing world adored years – well, the days of peace do seem like years and years ago. Lily Elsie in Mavoureen shows us that she is just as adorably sweet and dainty as ever;  Gabrielle Ray in Betty proves once more that, in spite of the strenuous style of the successful American review artist, her kind of spoilt-child, wayward, careless, but distinctly personal charm is just as potent as ever.

The Tatler – Wednesday 1st December 1915

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Gabrielle Ray – Betty – The Tatler – Wednesday 1st December 1915

 

MISS GABRIELLE RAY

Whose return to the stage has been quite one of the events of the year in light theatrical circles, which had missed her quaint singing and dainty dancing

The Tatler – Wednesday 1st December 1915

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