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?'

Flying Colours

The London Hippodrome revue Flying Colours was produced on 16th September 1916 and ran for 203 performances until Saturday 13th January 1917.

Flying Colours – The Bystander – 4th October 1916

Flying Colours – The Bystander – 13th December 1916

Flying Colours – The The Times – Monday 8th January 1917

Flying Colours – The Times – Wednesday 10th January 1917

 

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October 11, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Flying Colours, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Bystander, The Times, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flying Colours – 1916

The London Hippodrome revue Flying Colours was produced on 16th September 1916 and ran for 203 performances. (The provisional date was set for 9th September 1916). With a book and lyrics by Albert de Courville and Wal Pink and music by William F. Peters the piece was staged by William J. Wilson and produced by Albert de Courville. The cast included Little Tich, Dorothy Ward, Ray Cox, Gabrielle Ray, Bertram Wallis, Charles Berkeley, John Humphries, Melville Gideon, The Famous Hippodrome Beauty Chorus and The Hippodrome Babies.

Flying Colours at the Hippodrome. The Hippodrome management has made a change in its chief comedian. In place of Mr. Harry Tate there comes Little Tich, figuring in a variety of disguises – now a jockey, now a toreador, now a Spanish dame – with plenty of occasions for drollery. Spain has its share in the scenario and a very beautiful background against which Mr. Bertram Wallis sings a ballad in his best style. A dancing carnival provides an even more picturesque spectacle, though for popularity it will be run close by a most humorous and realistic trench-sketch, invented by Captain Bairnsfather and Mr. Macdonald Hastings, and produced quite in the spirit of the soldier-artist’s famous drawings. For the rest, we get an all-too-brief glimpse of Miss Gabrielle Ray, and some spirited dancing from Netta Rianza.’
(The Illustrated London News, Saturday 22 September 1916, p.272c)

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September 1, 2014 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Flying Colours, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments