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The Press reports of the actors scuffle on last night of 'Casanova' at The London Coliseum 1933

On the last night of Casanova at The London Coliseum in 1933 a scuffle occurred between the two actors who alternated playing the lead role for the entire eight months of the run, Arthur Fear, and Charles Mayhew. Mayhew who played it first and went straight into the part on finishing training at Guildhall objected to Fear taking a curtain call in costume on the last night, and a fight ensued. The Press jumped on the story and the Daily Mirror filled their entire front page with it. You you can see what they said and other Press clippings below. To see the entire Programme for 'Casanova' Click here.

Press reports of the actors scuffle on last night of 'Casanova' at The London Coliseum 1933

Press reports of the actors scuffle on last night of 'Casanova' at The London Coliseum 1933

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Press reports of the actors scuffle on last night of 'Casanova' at The London Coliseum 1933

Press reports of the actors scuffle on last night of 'Casanova' at The London Coliseum 1933 Press reports of the actors scuffle on last night of 'Casanova' at The London Coliseum 1933

 

Press reports of the actors scuffle on last night of 'Casanova' at The London Coliseum 1933

Press reports of the actors scuffle on last night of 'Casanova' at The London Coliseum 1933

Above - On the last night of Casanova at The London Coliseum in 1933 a scuffle occurred between the two actors who alternated playing the lead role for the entire eight months of the run, Arthur Fear, and Charles Mayhew. Mayhew who played it first and went straight into the part on finishing training at Guildhall objected to Fear taking a curtain call in costume on the last night, and a fight ensued. The Press jumped on the story and the Daily Mirror filled their entire front page with it.

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