(1616?—buried 11 October 1684) was a leading British actor both before and after the 1642—60 closing of the theatres.
Mohun began his stage career as a boy player
filling female roles; he was part of Christopher Beeston
's theatrical establishment at the Cockpit Theatre
, "eventually becoming a key member of Queen Henrietta's Men
For the period from 1642 to 1659, Mohun was an officer in military units loyal to the House of Stuart
; he served in England, Ireland, and the Low Countries, and rose to the rank of major. He was seriously wounded at Dublin
, and was a prisoner of war for two extended periods.
At the end of the English Interregnum
, Mohun was one of the men — George Jolly
and John Rhodes
were others — who attempted to re-start dramatic performance. In 1659 Mohun performed with other pre-Commonwealth
actors in an unlicensed troupe at the Red Bull Theatre
. As the manager of the troupe, Mohun came to an agreement with the Master of the Revels
to pay fees for the privilege of performing; but eventually, like Jolly and Rhodes, he was out-manoeuvered by Thomas Killigrew
and Sir William Davenant
. After a complex power struggle for the two company patents
issued by Charles II
at the Restoration
of the monarchy, Mohun became a full sharer in Killigrew's King's......