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 – Lady Madcap – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 7th October 1905

The Prince of Wales’s Theatre.

“Lady Madcap” has signalled its success by running into a “second edition,” which was triumphantly produced on Saturday night; and eleven new numbers should be quite enough to encourage and reward a second visit by those who have pleasant memories of its earlier days. One of the most effective novelties is “On a Saturday Afternoon,” a duet followed by a dance, or rather a dance preceded by a duet, for Miss Gabrielle Ray and that wonderful little corporal Mr. George Carrol. Mr. Maurice Farkoa’s delightful share of the entertainment now includes “Sammy,” “Bedelia,” and “Mrs.’Enery ‘Awkins” in French; Miss Zena Dare has several charming new things, including a song in Guardsman’s uniform; and Miss Gabrielle Ray celebrates the Entente as a French “Little Sailor Boy.” Mr. G. P. Huntley’s business, the backbone of the “play,” has been worked up to perfection.

 

Pall Mall Gazette, Monday 18th September 1905

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Amy Webster – The Sketch – 6th September 1905

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Lady Madcap – Pall Mall Gazette – Monday 18th September 1905

The Prince of Wales’s Theatre.

 

“Lady Madcap” has signalised its success by running into a “second edition,” which was triumphantly produced on Saturday night; and eleven new numbers should be quite enough to encourage and reward a second visit by those who have pleasant memories of its earlier days. One of the most effective novelties is “On a Saturday Afternoon,” a duet followed by a dance, or rather a dance preceded by a duet, for Miss Gabrielle Ray and that wonderful little corporal Mr. George Carrol. Mr. Maurice Faroa’s delightful share of the entertainment now includes “Sammy,” “Bedelia,” and “Mrs. ‘Enery ‘Awkins” in French; Miss Zena Dare has several charming new things, including a song in Guardsman’s uniform; and Miss Gabrielle Ray celebrates the Entente as a French “Little Sailor Boy.” Mr. G. P. Huntley’s business, the backbone of the “play,” has been worked to perfection.

 

Pall Mall Gazette – Monday 18th September 1905

 

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A Girl on Stage – Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 7th May 1906

A Girl on Stage - Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 7th May 1906

Mr. George Edwardes’s Wise Move.

This contretemps had, if anything, the effect of giving a sympathetic touch to the great favour with which the new piece, based on the old, was received last night. “The Girl on the Stage,” though it is nothing to gush over, is a decided improvement in taste and refinement on its predecessor. The characters remain much the same, but the songs, a good deal of the dialogue, and much of the business are different. The vocal hit of the present performance is made by Miss Gabrielle Ray, who, in “Merry-go-Round,” by a new composer, Mr. Jerome D. Kern, simply captivates the house. Miss Zena Dare is pretty, too, especially as a Pierrot in a wonderful scene in which rose-pink Pierrettes are grouped in lavish and beautiful profusion.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 7th May 1906

A Girl on Stage – The Times – 1906

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Gabrielle Ray – Lady Madcap – The Tatler – 1905

Lady Madcap - The Tatler - 29th November 1905

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray as the fascinating lady’s maid in “Lady Madcap” at the Prince of Wales’s Theatre. 

(The Tatler, 29th November 1905)

Miss Ray masquerading as her mistress, Miss Ray as a sailor, Miss Ray as herself.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, who is playing the part of Susan, maid to Lady Betty Clarridge, Lord Framlingham’s daughter, the heroine of “Lady Madcap,” is not an American as her curious cadences might suggest, but is quite English. She made her first impression in London by appearing as the maid in “The Girl from Kays“; then she appeared at the Gaiety as the secretary of the orchid-hunter; and from there passed to the Prince of Wales’s Theatre.

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The Little Cherub – The Sketch – 1906

Gabrielle Ray - The Sketch - 7th February 1906

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Lady Madcap – The Sketch – 1905

Kimono

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A Girl on Stage – The Times – 1906

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