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 – Lady Madcap – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 7th October 1905

The Prince of Wales’s Theatre.

“Lady Madcap” has signalled its success by running into a “second edition,” which was triumphantly produced on Saturday night; and eleven new numbers should be quite enough to encourage and reward a second visit by those who have pleasant memories of its earlier days. One of the most effective novelties is “On a Saturday Afternoon,” a duet followed by a dance, or rather a dance preceded by a duet, for Miss Gabrielle Ray and that wonderful little corporal Mr. George Carrol. Mr. Maurice Farkoa’s delightful share of the entertainment now includes “Sammy,” “Bedelia,” and “Mrs.’Enery ‘Awkins” in French; Miss Zena Dare has several charming new things, including a song in Guardsman’s uniform; and Miss Gabrielle Ray celebrates the Entente as a French “Little Sailor Boy.” Mr. G. P. Huntley’s business, the backbone of the “play,” has been worked up to perfection.

 

Pall Mall Gazette, Monday 18th September 1905

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Amy Webster – Lady Madcap – The Penny Illustrated Paper – Saturday 5th August 1905

Amy Webster

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Lady Madcap – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – 25th August 1906

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Amy Webster – The Sketch – 6th September 1905

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary X.S. 304)

Lady Madcap (Rotary 1939 I)

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Lady Madcap (Rotary 1939 M)

Gabrielle Ray as "Susan" in "Lady Madcap" 1905 (Rotary 1939 M)

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Lady Madcap (Rotary 475 D)

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Lady Madcap (Rotary 475 G)

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Lady Madcap (Rotary 1939 C)

Gabrielle Ray as "Susan" in "Lady Madcap" 1905 (Rotary 1939 C)

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Maurice Farkoa (Rotophot 8761)

Maurice Farkoa (Rotophot 8761) 1905

Lady Madcap – Programme – 1905

‘MAURICE FARKOA.
‘Maurice Farkoa, musical comedy actor and singer, died March 21 [1916], in his apartment at 42 West 72d Street [Manhattan], following an attack of apoplexy.
‘He was born in 1867 [sic], in Smyrna, his father being French and his mother English. His first important success was in An Artist’s Model, at Daly’s, London, in 1895, and some of his best roles in London were in Kitty Grey, Three Little MaidsLady Madcap, The Little Cherub, Miss Hook of Holland, My Mimosa Maid, Mitislow, or the Love Match, and Nightbirds.
‘His first American appearance was in 1903, when the London company appearing in Three Little Maids came to Daly’s Theatre [New York], on Sept. 1. Two years alater he again came to this country, and was seen in Dream City, The Magic Night and The Merry Countess, known in London as Nightbirds. Last Sping he had the leading role in To-Night’s the Night, and his last stage appearance was with Elsie Janis, in Miss Information. Mr. Farkoa also appeared in vaudeville.
‘Several months ago he became associated with an after theatre restaurant [Cabaret Mondain (of the Avenue de l’Opera, Paris), at 121] West Forty-fifth Street [Manhattan], which A.N. Fysher [the actor/singer and composer A Nilson Fysher, otherwise A. Nylson Fyscher], his cousin, opened.’
(The New York Clipper, New York, 8 April 1916, p. 25b)

Footlight Notes

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