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Red Mole, 1989

Red Mole, 1989

Alan Brunton, a founder of the experimental theatre troupe Red Mole, plays New Zealand's first Labour prime minister, Michael Joseph Savage, in his own 1989 play Comrade Savage. Red Mole's surreal cabaret-style productions relied on singing, dance, live music and startling costumes for much of their dramatic impact. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/3785
Photograph by Jon Hargest

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Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Theatrical explosion: 1960s and 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Murray Edmond, published 22 Oct 2014