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 – OLIVE (Rotary 906 A)

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Gabrielle Ray – FANNY (Rotary 761 A)

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 2072 A)

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Lily Elsie (Rotary 4827 C)

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Gabrielle Ray – The Dollar Princess – The Daily Mirror – Monday 27th September 1909

“THE MERRY WIDOW’S” SUCCESSOR.

£20,000 Worth of Seats Booked for “The Dollar Princess.”

 £10,000 PLAY.

 

“The Dollar Princess” promises to rival even “The Merry Widow,” its famous predecessor, in popularity.

It cost £lO,OOO to mount, but £20,000 worth of seats were booked before the curtain went up on Saturday night at Daly’s, and its first performance was a triumphant success.

Nor is this very wonderful. The music was pretty, and of a high class, too; the acting was a long, long way above the ordinary run of musical comedy; the comic element was there, and not forced; the dresses were charming, and the scenery beautiful.

Mr. Edwardes has produced a piece which ought to rim comfortably into its second year.

The plot of the play is simple and hangs on the “almighty” dollar. All the servants at the establishment of Harry Conder, the multi-millionaire, are ruined members of the English aristocracy.

 

FASCINATING COUNTESS

Conder – Mr. Joseph Coyne – engages as housekeeper the Countess Olga (Miss Emmy Wehlen), formerly a lion-tamer. He falls in love with her, and, in spite of all his friends and family can, say and do, insists on marrying her.

Miss Wehlen scored a hit the first moment she appeared, and she never lost her grip on the audience. Her fascination is something quite out of the ordinary, and Miss Wehlen, besides having a fine voice, is a clever and extremely natural actress. Daisy (Miss Gabrielle Ray), Conder’s cousin, picks out John Earl of Quorn for a husband and marries him on the understanding that there is to be no silly love-making.

When he leaves her, however, she naturally follows him and all is well. Miss Gabrielle Ray and Basil Foster make a fine pair, and play to each other splendidly. Alice – Miss Lily Elsie – Conder’s sister, falls in love with Freddie Fairfax, the only untitled Englishman of the lot. Alice proposes quite calmly to marry Fairfax, but the latter has some pride left and declines. In the last act we find him a millionaire, having literally struck oil. Alice pretends to have lost all her money, and applies to Fairfax for the post of secretary at ten dollars a month, which was what Fairfax had as her secretary.

Then, of course, all is merry and bright, and the curtain comes down with the pair in each other’s arms.

Miss Lily Elsie scored the greatest success of her life on Saturday night. Her voice, always good, has improved immensely, and her acting is very dainty and polished. Mr. Robert Michaelis also had a great success.

Mr. Joseph Coyne played Harry Conder to the life. Mr. Evelyn Beerbohm was a perfect sketch of an absent-minded dandy; and W. H. Berry was really funny, and, without trying to force the part, kept the house laughing all the time he was on.

 

The Daily Mirror – Monday 27th September 1909

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Gabrielle Ray – The Lady Dandies – Bristol Times and Mirror – 1907

 

STAGE NOTES.

In addition to Miss Alice O’Brien, who has taken up the title role in “The Dollar Princess,” at Daly’s, to allow Miss Lily Elsie to enjoy a holiday, other changes should be noted. Miss Mabel Russell has succeeded Miss Gabrielle Ray, who has gone to America, and Miss Elizabeth Firth has replaced Miss Emmy Wehlen. Bristolians will be delighted to hear that Miss Russell has therefore quite recovered from her attack of typhoid fever.

Bristol Times and Mirror – Saturday 13th August 1907

If Miss Gabrielle Ray visits Bristol with Miss Evie Greene, in “The Lady Dandies,” it will not, as many suppose, be her first appearance at the Prince’s Theatre. Some years ago she was here in the “Casino Girl,” but it was only a small part. Miss Isa Bowman appeared in the title role. Always a clever dancer, Miss Ray has risen rapidly since then, and, favoured with a pretty face, has come to stay.

The Bristol Times and Mirror – Saturday 24th August 1907

Miss Gabrielle Ray will not, I believe, appear in “The Lady Dandies” here. I have heard that she does not like touring; at any rate, she has not joined Mr. George Edwardes company yet in the provinces. The fact, however that Evie Greene, Mr. Eric Thorne, Mr. T. Grove, and Miss Mabel Russell, who is booked for the Prime’s Theatre at Christmas, are in the cast, and takes in a graceful and chic manner the part of Egle, will undoubtedly fill the houses.

Bristol Times and Mirror – Saturday 14th September 1907

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Peggy – The Weekly Dispatch (London) – Sunday 26th February 1911

 

New Gaiety Play.

 Next Saturday evening Mr. George Edwardes will reopen the Gaiety Theatre with the new and as yet unnamed musical comedy by George Grossmith jun. and C. H. Bovill, from the French of Leon Xanrof, with music by Leslie Stuart. This play has been eleven works in rehearsal, and has had to undergo many changes before it pleased Mr. Edwardes. He thinks of calling it either “Pretty Peggy” or “Three Girls,” but may take yet another title instead of these before the curtain goes up. I hear from people in the company that Miss Phyllis Dare will make a very greet personal hit, and that Miss Gabrielle Ray will do the same. They both have personality and charm and are very popular. The comedians are the best the Gaiety Theatre has had – Mr Edmund Payne, Mr. Grossmith jnr., and Mr. Robert Hale. The demand for seats for next is enormous, and, as usual, the Gaiety Theatre will have and audience representative and distinguished.

The Weekly Dispatch London – Sunday 26th February 1911

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Gabrielle Ray (Aristophot AE 1094-1)

The Orchid (Rotary 1677 H)

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Gabrielle Ray – FLORRIE (Rotary 803 A)

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Gabrielle Ray – SUSAN (Rotary 877 A)

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