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 – Betty – The Graphic – Saturday 12th February 1916

 

A charming addition was made to “Betty” at Daly’s on Monday by the appearance of two Russian dancers, Les Stepanoff, from the opera houses of Moscow and Petrograd. They appear in the third act, and give a very neat exhibition of true Russian ballet-dancing. Some changes have been effected in the play itself, notably at the beginning, for we are now plunged right into the story without the preliminary buttons business. But it all goes with great verve, because the central story is a good one. Miss Barnes and Mr. Donald Calthrop are an ideal pair of lovers-on-the-defensive (always a fascinating role), Mr. Lowne is still the incomparable Duke, Miss Gabrielle Ray is the best Estelle we have had, having lost none of her old insouciance, and Mr. Lauri de Frece is in his element as the dressmaker Jotte. Altogether a charming piece of pretty sentiment, as against the many old guffaws of musical comedy.

 

The Graphic – Saturday 12th February 1916

 

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Betty – The Graphic – 1915

London loves its old favourites. Thus the return of Miss Gabrielle Ray to Daly’s has proved a great success, and Miss Lily Elsie is filling His Majesty’s with “Mavourneen.” As a matter of fact, Miss Ray and Miss Elsie have actually improved as artists during their retirement. On Sunday afternoon Miss Elsie will preside at the O.P. lunch at the Cecil an innovation which is due to the war.

Betty – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – 1915

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Betty – The Graphic – 1915

Betty - The Graphic - 6th November 1915

“Betty”

The return of Miss Gabrielle ray to the stage gives a new interest to “Betty” at Daly’s, where she plays Estelle. She has lost none of her old charm in her retirement from public life. Mr. Donald Calthorp still plays the wayward young earl, and in Mr. Huntley’s absence Mr. Tom Walls as Lord Playne, gets many a laugh with his droll drawl. The title-role of “Betty” remains in the charming keeping of Miss Barnes.

The Graphic, 6th November 1915

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Betty – The Graphic – 1916

Betty - The Graphic - 12th February 1916

A charming addition was made to Betty at Daly’s on Monday by the appearance of two Russian dancers, Les Stepanoff, from the opera houses of Moscow and Petrograd. They appear in the third act, and give a very neat exhibition of true Russian ballet-dancing. Some changes have been effected in the play itself, notably at the beginning, for we are now plunged right into the story without the preliminary buttons business. But it all goes with great verve, because the central story is a good one. Miss Barnes and Mr. Donald Calthrop are an ideal pair of lovers-on-the-defensive (always a fascinating role), Mr. Lowne is still the incomparable Duke, Miss Gabrielle Ray is the best Estelle we have had, having lost none of her old insouciance, and Mr. Lauri de Frece is in his element as the dressmaker Jotte. Altogether a charming piece of pretty sentiment, as against the many old guffaws of musical comedy.

August 28, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Betty, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment