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?'

Flying Colours – New York Herald – Sunday, August 20th 1916

 

“Flying Colors” has been chosen by Mr. Albert de Courville as the title for the new revue which he is preparing for early production at the Hippodrome as a successor to “Joyland.” This production will see Miss Gabrielle Ray for the first time in revue, and Little Tich will have the leading comedy part. Mr. de Courville and Mr. Wal Pink are responsible for the book, and what should prove a novel and attractive feature will be a little “trench episode” written by Captain Bairnsfather, whose “Fragments from France” have so happily illustrated the humorous side of things connected with the war. For “Bairnsfatherland,” or “The Johnson ‘Ole,” as it is called, the author himself is turning his leave of absence to account in superintending the rehearsals, besides designing the scenery.

New York Herald – Sunday, August 20th 1916

 

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A Hippodrome Ball – Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 16th November 1911

A HIPPODROME BALL

 

There will be sounds of revelry to-night at Prince’s Galleries, where ball is to be given under the auspices of the London Hippodrome. Among those who have promised to be present are Miss Ruth Vincent, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Florence Smithson, Miss Gertie Millar, Miss Olive May, Miss Phyllis Dare, and Miss Gracie Leigh; while Sir Edward Moss and Sir Thomas Dewar are among the patrons.

Oscar and Regine, whose waltzing is one of the features of the Hippodrome programme just now, will contribute some new evolutions in the course of the evening. The success of the ball seems assured.

 

Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 16th November 1911

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The Orchid – Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 1st December 1904

“THE ORCHID” – REVISED VERSION.

 

The best always good enough for most us, but usually because are slow in seeing how the best may improved. The ordinary playgoer would hardly be so bold as to revise a popular comedy like “The Orchid,” for revision of established success is a ticklish task. Last night, however, saw a “re-production” of Mr. Tanner’s musical play, which meant fresh costumes, fresh dialogue in many places, and the insertion of many smart new numbers. For instance, new songs have been given to Miss Gertie Millar, Miss Connie Ediss, Miss Gabrielle Ray, and Miss Marie Studholme, among the ladies; and there were novelties for Mr. Lionel Mackinder, including rattling Irish ditty called “ Kate O’Malley,” followed by the infectious Irish jig from Miss Olive May and the corps all round the stage. One might almost say all round the house, for there were very few members of the audience who could keep their toes still while the thing was on.

One of the songs, and certainly the most topical, “The Beauty and the Barge”; another, for Miss Gertie Millar, is “Don’t Mind the Dark.” “Little Blanche Marie” is the title of Miss Studholme’s new success, and one that sure to find an echo of some sort in the pantomimes. The most daring innovation is a “cart-wheel” at the end of one of Miss Gabrielle Ray’s dances, and one could hardly desire more contrast than is provided the dance, which converts a group of automobiles into seaside loungers in bathing attire. The new version “The Orchid,” as we have said enough to show, should give it a new lease of life and run it well into next year, till its successor is ready.

 

Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 1st December 1904

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Gabrielle Ray as “Dolly Twinkle” in “The Casino Girl”

The Casino Girl (Rotary 1677 R)

 

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The New Gaiety Theatre – The Scottish Referee – Friday 16th October 1903

The New Gaiety Theatre

The latest date mentioned for Mr George Edwardes to open the new Gaiety is Saturday week. The principals in the New Gaiety’s new play, “The Orchid Hunt,” now include Messrs Payne, George Grossmith, jun., Fred Wright, jun., Harry Grattan, Robert Nainby, Will Bishop, and Lionel Mackinder, and Misses Connie Ediss, Hilda Jacobson, Gertie Millar, Lydia West, Gabrielle Ray, and Ethel Sydney.

 

The Scottish Referee – Friday 16th October 1903

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The Gaiety Theatre – The Sketch – Wednesday 8th July 1903

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Peggy – The Play Pictorial No 104 – Vol XVII

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The Orchid – Theatre Programme – 26th October 1904

 

I bought this programme of The Orchid from a seller on ebay, the first cover shows the original with paper from the album which it was kept,

after quite a bit of time and a lot of cotton buds the second is the final and much better result.

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Lady Madcap – Theatre Programme – 24th June 1905

 

I bought this programme of Lady Madcap from a seller on ebay, the first cover shows the original with paper from the album which it was kept,

after quite a bit of time and a lot of cotton buds the second is the final and much better result.

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Lord Roberts’s Veterans’ Relief Fund – The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Friday 3rd April 1908

EVERYTHING seems to promise well for the matinee performance at the Alhambra on April 30th in aid of Lord Roberts’s Veterans’ Relief Fund. Quite a number of leading actors and actresses have promised to take part in the programme. Among these are Misses Violet Vanbrugh, Lena Ashwell, Evie Greene, Gertie Millar, Madge Vincent, Meredith Meredro, Jean Aylwin, Gabrielle Ray, Minnie Baker, Constance Collier, who will recite “The Leaguer of Lucknow;” Miss Lily Elsie and Mr. Joseph Coyne in the waltz duet from “The Merry Widow ;”  Miss Olive May and Mr. Robert Hale in a duet from “The Girls of Gottenhurg ;” Mr. Fred Farren and Miss Topsy Sinden from the Empire ; Messrs. Arthur Bourchier, W. H. Berry, Leonard Mackay, Edmund Gwenn and Harry Lauder. In addition there will be several military episodes during the afternoon, notably a torchlight tattoo. Apart from the boxes seats are priced from five guineas to two shillings. There is such a demand for the stalls that the Committee have decided to allot in priority of application or to sell by auction. Soldiers and sailors in uniform will be admitted half-price to the cheaper parts of the house.

 

The Music Hall and Theatre Review – Friday 3rd April 1908

 

 

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