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 Western Evening Herald – Saturday 12th June 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – Fleetwood Chronicle – Friday 26th September 1924

Gabrielle Ray at the Palace.

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray. the popular musical comedy star, made her first appearance on the variety stage in Blackpool at the Palace, on Monday.

Needless to say she was a great success. Miss Ray appeared in Blackpool in musical comedy some few years ago.

Last night she pleased her audience by the beauty of her numbers and the charm of her personality. She was admirably supported by Mr. Leslie Barker, a clever dancer and vocalist. Several children added a piquant and pleasing touch, particularly in the “Crinoline” song and dance.

Mr. Leslie Barker delighted the audience with his coon song, vastly reminiscent of the art of G. H. Elliott.

Miss May Henderson, the original dusky comedy queen, created roars of laughter with her antics. As a huntsman she was funny, and her faithful “hound” did all he was told.

Mdlle. Lola Krasavina, an artiste who has won fame on the Continent, gave versatile selections from her repertoire.

Elkins, Fay and Elkins, a talented trio; Mr. Joseph Cheetham, the English tenor: Jack Dodd, the Scotch comedian; and the Palace Girls, trained by Miss May Nicholson, were other interesting tarns.

 

Fleetwood Chronicle – Friday 26th September 1924

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Gabrielle Ray – Fleetwood Chronicle – Friday 19th September 1924

GABRIELLE RAY AND MAY HENDERSON AT PALACE.

 

A fine galaxy of variety stars will be at the Palace of Varieties next week. First and foremost is the charming Gabrielle Ray, the actress and dancer, who will appear with her company in a sketch that will afford her splendid opportunities to display her many talents and accomplishments.

Miss Ray has a wonderful reputation gained in musical comedies and pantomimes, and she has figured in many productions in London and the provinces. May Henderson is another well-known entertainer, whose chocolate disguise serves to accentuate her special abilities. She is a nimble dancer and voluble vocalist, and she invariably carries enthusiasm among her audience. Elkins, Fay and Elkins are a trio of comedians who believe in making the folks laugh; while Joseph Cheetham, the silver-toned tenor, and Mdlle. Loin Krasavina will make the night melodious with their cultured singing.

 

Fleetwood Chronicle – Friday 19th September 1924

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Gabrielle Ray – Fleetwood Chronicle – Friday 19th September 1924

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Gabrielle Ray – The Western Evening Herald – Tuesday 15th June 1920

 

AMUSEMENTS AT PLYMOUTH

LAST NIGHTS PROGRAMMES.

 THE PALACE THEATRE.

 

To anyone who has seen her performance it is easy to understand the popularity of Miss Gabrielle Ray, the well-known London musical comedy star. It is quite different from that of the ordinary comedienne. Too often the latter relies on spiciness. There is not a suspicion of that in Miss Ray. She is an artist as well as an artiste, and to this she owes a large measure of her success. Nothing could be more charming than her song “In the day of the crinoline.” Daintily attired in the fashion of that period, she is attended by eight little tots – four wearing poke bonnets and crinolines and four the top hat and garb of the gallants of the day. They make a quaint picture, which wins round upon round of applause. Another pretty number is “Jack o Jingles,” in which a vivacious little maiden is introduced as well as a lovely little Cupid, who shoots arrows at Miss Ray. The latter, who sings and dances with the utmost charm and grace, is assisted by Leslie Barker. He collaborates in a pierrot and pierrotte song, and sings coon and other songs in rare voice. The remainder of the programme maintains a high level, the most notable features being Delvaine’s Marionettes, the Sisters Reeve (comediennes), Marcelle de Vere (the cycling violinist), Maurice (the French card manipulator), the Mezzettis, and Tom Reno.

 

The Western Evening Herald – Tuesday 15th June 1920

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