#40 Facts – Jim Dale and Keith Moon had an altercation at the Young Vic!

As you’ll know from Fact #16 – in 1971 The Who played at the Young Vic and recorded their album ‘Young Vic Blues’. Wow. But things continued for The Who’s presence at the Young Vic…

In 1974, we had a production of The Taming of the Shrew with a young Richard Gere in his theatrical debut (cool) and Jim Dale (Grammy Award winner and of Carry On fame) played Petruchio.

Jim Dale

 

Keith Moon, The Who drummer, was in the audience that night.

Keith Moon

During the curtain call – a ‘somewhat chemically excited’ (The Guardian) Keith Moon stood up and started to bow next to the actors. Jim Dale, infuriated by this, chased Keith off the stage and out of the theatre – yelling “I’LL MURDER HIM”.

Wow – dramatic!

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One thought on “#40 Facts – Jim Dale and Keith Moon had an altercation at the Young Vic!

  1. It wasn’t Richard Gere’s theatrical debut. He’d already starred in the West End in Grease. He’d previously appeared in it on Broadway. Also Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in the States.

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