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 – Peggy – The Bystander – Wednesday 22nd March 1911

The well known Gaiety smile is rampant in “Peggy,” perhaps because the new production boasts three leading ladies, Miss Olive May, Miss Phyllis Dare and Miss Gabrielle Ray.


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Gabrielle Ray – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 22nd May 1909

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Gabrielle Ray – Peggy – The Langport and Somerton Herald – Saturday 11th March 1911



It will out take long for “Peggy” to become all the rage. Is certain to be as popular as “Miss Gibbs,” and is an altogether more delightful person than “Havannah.” The new Gaiety musical play, indeed, is exactly what everyone expected it would be – quite all right. The story about Peggy doesn’t matter. It is quite a trivial part of the show. The things that really do matter are the songs and the music, the dances and the fun, the girls and their dresses. These are the elements which make for long runs at the Gaiety, and they are all in the new play. Miss Phyllis Dare as “Peggy” is more delightful than ever, Miss Gabrielle Ray runs her very close as a merry music hall artiste, Miss Olive May as the daughter of a supposed millionaire is winning all hearts. Mr. George Grossmith is splendidly ridiculous as ever as her papa, Mr. Edmund Payne as the hairdresser in a swagger hotel keeps you laughing all the time, and – well, there you are. That is “Peggy.” For the rest, there are crowds of beautiful girl, in ravishing costumes, a waltz as deliciously dreamy as anything that ever came from Vienna, and pretty songs and funny ones by the dozen. “Peggy,” in short, is just thong for the Gaiety, and is certain of quite as long a run as her very successful predecessors.

The Langport and Somerton Herald – Saturday 11th March 1911

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Gabrielle Ray – A Salon of Fragrance and Fashion – The London Evening Standard – Monday 27th March 1911

To Help the Middlesex Hospital

 (Prince Francis of Teck Memorial Fund.)



Harrods have opened a “Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women,” where, under the personal patronage of his Serene Highness Prince Alexander of Teck, leading actresses have volunteered to sell during this week the British Eau de Cologne made by the old British House of Luce of Jersey and Southampton. Messrs. Luce have generously supplied their perfumes free for the occasion, so that the entire proceeds may be devoted to the Hospital Fund. The public will have the opportunity of buying British perfume at ordinary prices from the hands of the fairest ladies of the British stage and incidentally of assisting this most deserving fund. Among the ladies who have so kindly given their services are the following:


Miss Maude Allan, Miss Phyllis Dare, Miss Doris Lytton,

Miss Pearl Autrere, Miss Constance Drever, Miss Olive May,

Miss, Audrienne Augarde, Miss Clara Evelyn, Miss Lillah McCarthy,

Miss Phyllis Bedlles, Miss Madge Fabian, Miss Nancy More,

Miss Chrissie Bell, Miss Audrey Ford, Miss Unity More,

Miss Stephanie Bell, Miss Gladys Guy, Miss Gabrielle Ray,

Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Elvira Hardinge, Miss Gertrude Robins,

Miss Beatrice von Brunner, Miss Iris Hoey, Miss Dorothy Selborne,

Miss Nell Carter, Miss Ola Humphrey, Miss Lily Shepheard,

Miss Dolly Castles, Miss Julia James, Miss Blanche Stocker,

Miss Pauline Chase, Miss Frances Kapstowne, Miss Connie Stewart,

Miss Ivy Lilian Close, Miss Ruby Kennedy, Miss Madge Titheradge,

Miss Cicely Courtneidge, Miss Evelyn Lawrie, Miss Rosalie Toiler,

Miss Laura Cowie, Miss Marie Lohr, Miss Jessie Winter.


The London Evening Standard – Monday 27th March 1911

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