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Mena Brae in Dick Whittington, Edinburgh, 1912

August 6, 2013

Mena Brae (Mrs W. Dawnes, d. 1917), Scottish actress, singer and dancer as Zoe in the pantomime Dick Whittington, Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, 12 December 1912
(photo: unknown, UK, 1908)

This real photograph postcard (3444 E) of Mena Brae as she appeared in the pantomime Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, at Christmas 1908, was issued by The Philco Publishing Co of London. Miss Brae’s chief contribution on that occasion was her rendition of ‘Oh, Oh, Antonio’ followed by a step dance, for which she earned an encore. Other members of the cast were Jane Eyre in the title role, Ethel Erskine as Alice, Florence Warde as the Prince of Morocco, Molly Maguire as the Fairy Queen, Phil Ray as Alderman Fitzwarren, Will Evans as Idle Jack and Albert Felino as the cat. A group of Tiller’s dancers was also present, as were the Tintos Troupe of acrobats and George Kirby’s Flying Ballet.

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