17 Feb 2024

The Mixtape - Jean McAllister - 20 years in Red Mole

From The Mixtape, 4:05 pm on 17 February 2024

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RED MOLE was an experimental theatre troupe that shocked conservative New Zealand but took the younger generation by storm in the 1970s. 

A new documentary Red Mole: A Romance explores the origins, performances, personalities and fate of Red Mole. 

Jean McAllister performed in Red Mole for over 20 years. She joins Charlotte to talk music, kiwi counter culture the new documentary in cinemas now.

Radical Kiwi theatre group Red Mole Photo: Joe Bleakley

Jean McAllister’s songs 

1. The Beatles: She Said, She Said

2. Joni Mitchell: A Case of You

3. The Drongos: It Seems

4. Prince: Sign O' the Times

5. Richard X Heyman: Hoosier

6. Kane Strang:  My Smile is Extinct