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)
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