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 – The Globe – Saturday 30th October 1915

The Theatre

 Miss Gabrielle Ray in “Betty.”

 

There is all the charm of romance and much of the sparkle of real humour in “Betty,” thanks quite as much to the attractive grace of Miss Winifred Barnes as to the efforts of authors and composers, and to the bright comedy of Mr. Tom Walls as Lord Playne. Last night there was a new comer to the cast in Miss Gabrielle Ray, who, in returning to Daly’s found many friends to welcome her reappearance. She was always a delightful dancer, but Miss Ray has gained in her art as an actress, and both her singing and speaking voice has improved in quality. Her rentrée was a real success. All the fun and alertness of Mr. Laurie de Frece, the boyish sprit of Roy Royston, the “heavy father” efforts of Mr. C. M. Lowne, and the easy methods of Mr. Donald Calthrop as the young lord who wins and finally woos, help to make of the musical play a very fresh and amusing performance.

The Globe,  Saturday 30th October 1915

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Amy Webster – The Merry Widow – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 15th June 1907

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Amy Webster – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 6th April 1907

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Mabel Russell – The Dollar Princess – The Sporting Life – 17th December 1909

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Betty – The Globe – 25th Sep 1915

Betty - The Globe - 25th Sep 1915

Miss Gabrielle Ray returning to the stage.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, says the Daily Mail, is to return to the stage, and will make her appearance at Daly’s Theatre in about a fortnight as Estella, the pretty milliner, in “Betty.” She retired from Mr. George Edwardes’s management and the stage at the end of 19112. Yesterday she finally made up her mind that she would like to return to the theatre.

“Going back to Daly’s Theatre,” she said, “is almost like returning home after a long absence. The risk that I may be forgotten makes me nervous, but I have not forgotten the theatre, and I have not forgotten how to dance.”

The Globe – 25th Sep 1915

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The Orchid (Rotary 3191 F)

Gabrielle Ray as "Thisbe" in "The Orchid" 1903 (Rotary 3191 F)The Orchid – Cast – Photograph

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The Pathephone

The Pathephone

The Dollar Princess Souvenir Programme – 1910

History World

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The Dollar Princess Souvenir Programme – 1910

Dublin Daily Express - Monday 26 September 1910

The “Dollar Princess”

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 with the “Merry Widow” it seemed difficult for Miss Lily Elsie to score another triumph, but she has done so, and the celebration was marked by a souvenir of signed portraits of all the chief artists presented to everyone in the house. Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Elizabeth Firth, Mr. Joseph Coyne, Mr. Michaels, and Mr. Berry all had an enthusiastic welcome. There are fresh topical numbers for Mr. Berry, including a hit at Mr. Lloyd George, and the dances and songs are now recognised favourites, but have kept their freshness all the same. Not the least reason for that is the brilliant way in which the musical comedy is produced, with Mr. George Edwardes at his best.

Dublin Daily Express – Monday 26 September 1910

London Daily News - Monday 26 September 1910

Form IV. At Daly’s

“The Dollar Princess’s” birthday celebrations passed off at Daly’s Theatre on Saturday night with plenty of enthusiasm and a hearty exchange of greetings between the audience and their old favourites in the piece. The rousing reception accorded to Miss Lily Elsie, Mr. Joseph Coyne, and the other leading members as they made their appearance on the stage somewhat delayed the progress of the performance; but it was a delay which seemed to add to the evening’s fun. No new songs have been introduced into the piece, but Mr. W. H. Berry, the bi-eyed humorist, has added a new verse to his topical song bearing on the supposed difficulties of filling up Form IV. Me. George Edwards celebrated the anniversary performance by giving away beautiful souvenirs.

London Daily News – Monday 26th September 1910

Form 4 – Land

Lloyd George’s budget of 1909 required land owners to complete Form IV identifying their property for the purposes of taxation and some twelve million copies were printed and distributed.

The Dollar Princess Souvenir Programme – 1910

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The Dollar Princess Souvenir Programme – 1910

The Dollar Princess advertisement for the First Anniversary Performance (Souvenir Night) Saturday, 24th September 1910

The Dollar Princess Souvenir Programme – 1910

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The Dollar Princess (Rotary 11569 G)

The Dollar Princess is a musical in three acts by A.M. Willner and Fritz Grünbaum (after a comedy by Gatti-Trotha), adapted into English by Basil Hood (from the 1907 Die Dollarprinzessin), with music by Leo Fall and lyrics by Adrian Ross. It opened in London at Daly’s Theatre on 25 September 1909, running for 428 performances. The London production starred Lily Elsie, Joseph Coyne and Gabrielle Ray as Daisy.

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