Adapted by Monkey Baa in 2014 from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, Pete the Sheep is a lively and mischievous award-winning musical that will hit the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre stage next month.
Shaun isn’t like the other shearers in Shaggy Gully, he’d rather be styling than shearing and instead of a sheep dog, he has a sheep sheep named Pete.
After being rejected by the shearers and their dogs, Shaun and Pete set up their own Shearing Salon in town and before long, word is out and they are inundated with woolly clients.
The hilarious show, imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep, explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual.
Director Jonathan Biggins said Pete the Sheep was a simple tale of difference, acceptance and friendship that would capture the hearts of the young and young at heart.
He said a talented crew or professionals were responsible in helping to create a new dimension to the picture book story.
“Pete the Sheep began life on the page and now it finds a new life in the theatre thanks to the vision and commitment of the Monkey Baa team,” he said.
“My job in the process has been to shape their words and Phil Scott’s music and lyrics into a show that emulates the spirit and vivacity of this much-loved work by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.
“We’ve been blessed with an energetic and multi-talented cast who can switch from shearer to sheep to sheepdog with only the change of a hat.”
Pete the Sheep will be on the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre stage on Tuesday, 17 August for two shows only, at 10.30 am and 1 pm.
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