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?'

Gabriele Ray – Mother Goose – The Daily Mirror – Tuesday 26th October 1920

 

Manchester’s Sunshine Ray.

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, I hear, has been engaged for this winter’s pantomime at the Palace Theatre, Manchester – Cottonopolis’ gain, London’s loss. Her first “panto” appearance was as Cupid in “Little Red Riding Hood” at the Richmond Theatre, shortly after she had made her debut at the Princess’ as Geraldine in the “Green ‘Bushes.”

 

The Daily Mirror – Tuesday 26th October 1920

 

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Gabrielle Ray – The Era – Wednesday 8th June 1921

PROVINCIAL CENTRES.

 

PALACE, – M. D., Mr. Alan Young; M. & Sec., Mr. Jesse Hewitt; Asst. M., Mr. Wm. Taylor; Mus. D., Mr. Thos. Wrathmall. – An excellent bill here provides Coram and Jerry in smart ventritoquial act; pretty Gabrielle Ray and Leslie Barker, in dainty and artistic scenas; J. W. Rickaby, popular burlesque comedian; the world-famous Harmony Four; Nelly Wigley, comedienne; Maggie Clifton and Partner; and the remarkably clever Fuji Family.

 

The Era – Wednesday 8th June 1921

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Gabrielle Ray – The Stage – Thursday 29th April 1920

MANCHESTER.

 

Palace (M.D., Alan Young; S. and A.M., Jesse Hewitt; A. A.M., W. Maclaren). The winning charm and dainty artistry of Gabrielle Ray are pleasingly featured here. She has a clever partner in Leslie Barker. Billy Merson requires no comment; he is just himself, and patrons enjoy the fun thoroughly. Vasco, the mad musician is popular, and St. Juste and Higgins provide harmony and humour. Among others are the Three Daring Reos and Graham and Cullen

 

The Stage – Thursday 29th April 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – Manchester Evening News – Tuesday 27th April 1920

 

The Halls

 

A better programme than the one arranged at the Palace could not be desired. There dainty Miss Gabrielle Ray and her partner Leslie Barker in a very artistic “turn,” Billy Merson is popular and seemingly funnier than ever, St. Juste and Higgins with jest and song, and Graham and Cullen, the Army and Navy “knuts” in cleaver cross talk.

 

Manchester Evening News – Tuesday 27th April 1920

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Betty – Prince’s Theatre, Manchester – 1914

Betty a musical play in three acts by Fredrick Lonsdale and Gladys Unger. Lyrics by Adrian Ross and Paul Rubens. Music by Paul Rubens. Additional numbers by Ernest Steffan, Merlin Morgan (and Haydn Wood). Produced at the Prince’s Theatre, Manchester, under the management of George Edwardes 24th December, 1914 and played there until 30th January, 1915 then toured through Edinburgh x 2, Glasgow x 2, Newcastle, Birmingham x 2,Liverpool, Leeds, Blackpool and Sheffield (to 17th April). Opened at Daly’s Theatre 24th April, 1915 for a run of 391 performances closing 8th April, 1916.

Reference;

  •   Ganzl, K. (1988) “The British Musical Theatre” Volume 2, 1915 – 1984, The Macmillan Press Ltd; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire. (p14)

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The Manchester Guardian – 1921

The Manchester Guardian - Saturday 6th June 1921

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The Manchester Guardian – 1920

The Manchester Guardian - Saturday 1st May 1920

 

The Manchester Guardian – Saturday 24th April 1920

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The Manchester Guardian – 1920

The Manchester Guardian - Saturday 24th April 1920

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