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Review of Ragtime at Charing Cross Theare: This is a beautiful production of a much under-rated show, and an absorbing and heartfelt musical.

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Gabrielle Ray. was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, best known for her roles in Edwardian musical comedies. Ray was considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage and became one of the most photographed women in the world.

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This is the famous male impersonator, Vesta Tilley, who began her stage career as a boy at about five years old and had success on both sides of the Atlantic. From her teens onward she apparently impersonated dandies, fops and swells with great aplomb and became a favourite of women in her audiences because her songs and skits tended to gently poke fun at the foibles of the male sex. Her manly mannerisms were the result of weeks of study. I'd have stuck to dresses had I been her. Text by…

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See what happens when plants overtake an entire city... winning the battle against civilization one flower petal at a time.

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