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Muldoon’s Rocky horror (2nd of 3)

Muldoon’s Rocky horror

Following his government’s 1984 election defeat, Robert Muldoon lost the leadership of the National Party and became a backbencher. This gave him more time for other pursuits. Among the more surprising was a stint as narrator of the camp musical The Rocky horror show in 1986 – he received thunderous applause for his attempts at a pelvic thrust. In this image he and his wife Thea pose with the cast and crew of the show.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP/1986/2402/24
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Government, education and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15942/muldoons-rocky-horror (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016