Pete The Sheep

Next date: Friday, 18 June 2021 | 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

Pete the Sheep promo image featuring three men dressed as sheep holding a hubcap Frankston Arts Centre

PTS 2021 Pete new hair credit Lisa Maree Williams Frankston Arts Centre
PTS 2021 Hero book shot credit Lisa Maree Williams Frankston Arts Centre
PTS 2021 Pete and sheep credit Lisa Maree Williams Frankston Arts Centre
PTS 2021 Shaun Pete happy sheep credit Lisa Maree Williams Frankston Arts Centre

Pete the Sheep is a lively and mischievous award-winning musical for young audiences and their adults.

The 10:30am performance will be Auslan interpreted.

Event Description

Adapted by Monkey Baa in 2014 from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, with foot-tapping music and lyrics by Phil Scott and comedic direction by Jonathan Biggins, Pete the Sheep is a lively and mischievous award-winning musical for young audiences and their adults.

Shaun isn’t like the other Shearers in Shaggy Gully…he’d rather be styling than shearing and instead of ‘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 and maybe a Ringer or two!

This hilarious show, imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual and will be a lasting tribute to honoring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock.

Suitable for ages 4-9. The 10:30am performance will be Auslan interpreted.

Presented by Frankston Arts Centre and Monkey Baa Theatre Company

This show is handpicked to be in the FAC 2021 Season.

 

Thanks to our 2021 partners

FAC Family Shows Partners

Reviews

"Monkey Baa's take on ‘Pete the Sheep’ is a funny and engaging treat that goes beyond simply putting a picture-book favourite on the stage. There's a chance that it will provide stimulus for real conversations about language and theatre and difference. And challenging the herd mentality.” – Alanna Maclean, SMH

“French’s characters, and Bruce Whatley’s expressive illustrations of them, have been cunningly adapted for the stage by Eva De Cesare, Tim McGarry and Sandra Eldridge with foot-tapping music and funny lyrics created by the multi-talented Phil Scott. Add to this the much experienced and comedic imagination of Jonathan Biggins as director, and you can predict that there will be good theatre – as well as pace and wit and fun.” – Carol Whimmer, Stage Whispers

“A truly Aussie tale–delightful, funny, iconic, warm and hilariously Ocker, from the lingo to the names to the shearers’ bluesinglets...” – Kids Book Review, 2011

COVID-Safe Plan

Our COVID-Safe Plan outlines recent changes, which we ask that you comply with when visiting the Frankston Arts Centre. We want to keep our audiences, performers, crew and staff safe and healthy so we can enjoy arts, entertainment and events together! You can view our COVID-Safe changes outlined in full detail here.

 

When

  • Friday, 18 June 2021 | 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

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