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?'

Constance Drever – The Merry Widow – The Illustrated London News – Saturday 25th July 1908

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Constance Drever – The Merry Widow – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 29th May 1909

The Dancing Girls.

Miss Constance Drever, the well-known London artist, in the title-role.        Mdlle. Therese Cernay, as the Ambassadress.

THE PRODUCTION OF THE “MERRY WIDOW” (“LA VEUVE JOYEUSE”) AT THE APOLLO THEATRE, PARIS.

 

A French contemporary says that this long-awaited production follows 2,400 representations of the work in Germany and Austria, 3,000 in England, and 3,500 in America.

The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 29th May 1909

 

 

 

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Constance Drever – Sonia – The Merry Widow (Dover Street Studios 3600 – 4)


Constance Drever, born Annette Constance Scott Drever in Coonoor, Madras, India, 19th September 1879 to 2nd September 1948 in Canada. She took over the role of Natalie, the Merry Widow at Daly’s Theatre in April 1908 then as Sonia in July the same year when Lily Elsie was on holiday. Later she performed the title role in 1909 at the Apollo Theatre, Paris.

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Constance Drever – The Merry Widow – The Sphere – Saturday 18th July 1908

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Constance Drever – The Merry Widow – The Stage – Thursday 23rd April 1908

BIRMINGHAM

 

PRINCE OF WALES’S (Lessees, Messers, Rodgers, Limited; General Manager, Mr. J. V. Graham; Acting Manager, Mr . Henry Johnston)

The much heralded “The Merry Widow” makes an appearance this week. Mr. Eric Thorne is quite a persona grata with the most captious of local patrons of musical comedy, and his delightfully eccentric method of humour is happily suited to a nicety in the role of Baron Popoff, while Mr Basil S. Foster is capitally placed as Prince Danilo. Mr. Haigh Jackson is a gallant and melodious Vicomte Camille de Jolidon. Miss Gertrude Lester is a charming exponent of the title role; her beautifully modulated attractive presence and intelligent acting are most advantageously placed. Miss Constance Drever is no less successful as Natalie, while minor parts are in safe hands. The piece is mounted on a lavish scale, and the chorus are a distinctive feature. The famous “Waltz duet” creates quite a furore, notwithstanding the fact that its refrain had, of course, reached us long ago.

 

The Stage – Thursday 23rd April 1908

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Gabrielle Ray – The Merry Widow – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – 18th July 1908

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Amy Webster – The Merry Widow – 1907

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Lily Elsie – The Merry Widow (Rotary 4825 D)

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Lily Elsie – The Merry Widow (Rotary 4825 A)

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Gabrielle Ray – The Merry Widow – The Bystander – Wednesday 27th January 1909

A RAY OF SADNESS

 

The Latest Photograph of Miss Gabrielle Ray

Who is still playing the part of Frou Frou in The Merry Widow

Daly’s. The camera seems to have caught her in somewhat

despondent vein.

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