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 Tatler – Wednesday 22nd September 1909

MISS CONSTANCE DREVER AND M. DE FREYN

Dancing the celebrated waltz from “La Veuve Joyeuse” at the Apollo Theatre. So successful has the French “Merry Widow” become that it will be played right through the autumn and winter season. Miss Drever has become a great favourite with Parisian audiences.

The Tatler – Wednesday 22nd September 1909

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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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Gabrielle Ray – A Salon of Fragrance and Fashion – The London Evening Standard – Monday 27th March 1911

To Help the Middlesex Hospital

 (Prince Francis of Teck Memorial Fund.)

 DURING THE ALL-BRITISH SHOPPING WEEK

 

Harrods have opened a “Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women,” where, under the personal patronage of his Serene Highness Prince Alexander of Teck, leading actresses have volunteered to sell during this week the British Eau de Cologne made by the old British House of Luce of Jersey and Southampton. Messrs. Luce have generously supplied their perfumes free for the occasion, so that the entire proceeds may be devoted to the Hospital Fund. The public will have the opportunity of buying British perfume at ordinary prices from the hands of the fairest ladies of the British stage and incidentally of assisting this most deserving fund. Among the ladies who have so kindly given their services are the following:

 

Miss Maude Allan, Miss Phyllis Dare, Miss Doris Lytton,

Miss Pearl Autrere, Miss Constance Drever, Miss Olive May,

Miss, Audrienne Augarde, Miss Clara Evelyn, Miss Lillah McCarthy,

Miss Phyllis Bedlles, Miss Madge Fabian, Miss Nancy More,

Miss Chrissie Bell, Miss Audrey Ford, Miss Unity More,

Miss Stephanie Bell, Miss Gladys Guy, Miss Gabrielle Ray,

Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Elvira Hardinge, Miss Gertrude Robins,

Miss Beatrice von Brunner, Miss Iris Hoey, Miss Dorothy Selborne,

Miss Nell Carter, Miss Ola Humphrey, Miss Lily Shepheard,

Miss Dolly Castles, Miss Julia James, Miss Blanche Stocker,

Miss Pauline Chase, Miss Frances Kapstowne, Miss Connie Stewart,

Miss Ivy Lilian Close, Miss Ruby Kennedy, Miss Madge Titheradge,

Miss Cicely Courtneidge, Miss Evelyn Lawrie, Miss Rosalie Toiler,

Miss Laura Cowie, Miss Marie Lohr, Miss Jessie Winter.

 

The London Evening Standard – Monday 27th March 1911

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