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 – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 2nd September 1911

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Gabrielle Ray – Peggy – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 4th February 1911

6. MISS GABRIELLE RAY,

The well-known musical comedy artist, who is rehearsing for the new Gaiety Theatre piece.

Gabrielle Ray – Photograph – January 1911

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Gabrielle Ray – Peggy – The Tatler – Wednesday 15th March 1911

THE LETTERS OF A WORLDLY WOMAN

All the frocks in Peggy at the Gaiety are too utterly ravishingly delightful for anything, and the play is all one wants and looks for! A detachment of the S.P.C.A. would, I should think, have a field day there were it a punishable offence to wear more than £50 worth of aigrettes at one time, for the becoming ornament flourishes positively in bushes. Edna May’s “Ornamental Purity Brigade” also might get a look-in, for there is not, needless to say, a petticoat on the stage from start to finish, though there are some quite fascinating things in trouser skirts.

The new leading lady, charming Miss Phyllis Dare who has acquired I see yet another new motor of the latest torpedo shape – remains true, of course, to the “little girl” simplicity type, as also Olive May and Gabrielle Ray, both ravishing in muslin and embroidery and lace like very expensive babies, and looks perhaps her very best in a dainty frocklet in which sky blue, pale pink satin, and rosebuds play a prominent part under a white straw bonnet with pendant ribbons.

The Tatler – Wednesday 15th March 1911

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Gabrielle Ray – Peggy – Forest Hill & Sydenham Examiner – Friday 15th December 1911

“PEGGY” AT THE GAIETY THEATRE

 

The revised edition of “Peggy” at the Gaiety Theatre goes with a fine swing, and is now one of the best things of its kind in town. Of course the music plays a most important part, and when it is known that Mr. Leslie Stuart is in his happiest vein, success in this direction is assured. Mr. George Grossmith’s part of Auberon Blow is now taken by Mr. Louis Bradfield, who is admirably suited for the part. Mr. Robert Hall repeats his former successes at the Gaiety as Hon. James Bendoyle M.P, and Mr. Edmund Payne, keeps the house laughing the whole time he is on the stage. Of the ladies in the cast Miss Phyllis Dare is very fascinating and vivacious as Peggy Barrison, and sings with marked ability, while the Dorris Bartle of Miss Olive May, leaves nothing to be desired.

A word must not be omitted for Miss Connie Ediss who is very happily cast as Lady Snoop, and wins much applause for her quaint witticism, and Miss Gabrielle Ray, as Polly Polino scores heavily. Space will not permit to deal with the other parts which are all capitally played, and the scenery and setting are of a most elaborate description and well maintain the reputation of this elegant house of entertainment.

 

Forest Hill & Sydenham Examiner – Friday 15th December 1911

 

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

 

OUR LONDON LETTER

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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Peggy – Theatre Programme – 1911

 

Peggy – Programme – 1911

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Gabrielle Ray – Peggy – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – March 11th 1911

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Gabrielle Ray – Stage Mermaids – The Royal Magazine – Vol 26 – 1911

 

GABRIELLE RAY

in “Peggy”

 

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray has a big part and trips daintily through it, adorning it with all those attractive small mannerisms that have made her the idol of a large and enthusiastic public.

She has a secret but sincere affection for sticky toffee, and adores dancing with her whole soul. Practising is a pleasure to her, and at home she will turn on a gramophone and dance to it happily for hours.

Miss Ray’s steps have a thistledown lightness that no one surpasses; and she possesses a quaint, childlike charm all her own. And, in addition, her bathing suit is adorable.

 

Stage Mermaids – The Royal Magazine – Vol 26 – 1911

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Peggy – The Play Pictorial No 104 – Vol XVII

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Peggy (Rotary 11779 F)

Gabrielle Ray as "Polly Polino" in 'Peggy' 1911 (Rotary 11779 F)

Gabrielle Ray – Photograph – June 1911

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