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 – Little Red Riding Hood – Fulham Chronicle – Friday 9th January 1903

The Daily Telegraph wrote; Miss Gabrielle Ray proved a dainty and sprightly heroine, and at once captivated all hearts by her singing and dancing.

 

Fulham Chronicle – Friday 9th January 1903

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Fred Walmsley – Little Red Riding Hood – The Daily Mirror – Thursday 17th January 1935

Panto Stars – Fred Walmsley

 

In Blackpool, during the summer, Fred Walmsley is an institution. For twenty-three years he has appeared on the pier, and in 1914 Sydney Howard was a member of his company. And Fred is just as much a stalwart in pantomime, as Bradford is agreeing. He is playing Baron Badlotte in “Red Riding Hood” at the Alhambra. This is his twenty-third pantomime. He was at the Palace, Manchester, when Fay Compton made her pantomime debut as Dick Whittington, and he also was in the pantomime at which the famous Gabrielle Ray made a triumphant stage come-back in 1917-18.

 

Not So Hot!

 

His favourite pantomime story concerns his early days. It was at a dress rehearsal of “Red Riding Hood.” Artificial “snow” was falling on the stage, the scene being the woods in winter. Red Riding Hood entered and complained how bitterly cold it was, and immediately the Principal Boy followed with a scantily dressed chorus, and sang “In Sunny Havana”! None of Fred’s protests could convince the producer that there was anything amiss in this scene!

 

The Daily Mirror – Thursday 17th January 1935

 

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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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Gladys Raymond – The Daily Mirror – Wednesday 1st January 1908

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Gabrielle Ray – Robin Hood – Sunday Illustrated – Sunday 11th December 1921

 

PANTOMIME JOYS FOR THE CHRISTMASTIDE

 PROVINCIAL PLAYS.

In the provinces, the Christmas plays are:- “The Gipsy Princess,” at the Court, Liverpool; “Dick Whittington” with Daisy Wood, Bruce Green and George Bass, at the Newcastle Hippodrome; “Cinderella” at the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield, and the Princes, Bradford; “Sindbad the Sailor,” at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, and Sheffield. Miss Gabrielle Ray is the star in “Robin Hood” at the King’s Edinburgh; and Will Fyffe is booked for “Robinson Crusoe” at the Glasgow Theatre Royal.

 

Sunday Illustrated – Sunday 11th December 1921

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Gabrielle Ray – Mother Goose – Alderley and Wilmslow Advertiser – Friday 21st January 1921

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Gabrielle Ray – Mother Goose – Sunday Pictorial – Sunday 19th December 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – Babes in the Wood – Sunday Mirror – Sunday 2nd November 1919

 

Babes in the Wood (J. Beagles 701 O)

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Gabrielle Ray – Robin Hood, Or Babes in the Wood – The Dalkeith Advertiser – Thursday 22nd December 1921

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Gladys Ray – Aladdin – The Era – Saturday 29th December 1906

 

Gladys Ray – Aladdin – The Era – Saturday 29th December 1906

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