Go to Pete the Sheep

3–4 September 2021

Based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and classic Australian picture book!

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 honouring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock. Adapted by Monkey Baa in 2014 from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, with foottapping 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.

Show details:

Synopsis

3–4 September 2021

Based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and classic Australian picture book!

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 honouring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock.

Adapted by Monkey Baa in 2014 from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, with foottapping 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.

Dates & Times

Friday 3 September 2021, 10am and 12pm (School Only Performances)

Saturday 4 September 2021, 11am & 2pm

Education Performance

This performance is part of our Discovery & Learning Education season that has designated shows just for school groups and their teachers. Below are the times and dates:

Term 3
Friday 3 September 2021

10am and 12pm

Pricing
$20.00 per student with 1 teacher free for every 15 students

Audience
Suitable for early learning centres and primary school students up to 8 years.

Cast & Credits

Cast

Joe Dinn : Big Bob, Brute + Sheep
Andrew James : Ratso, Tiny + Sheep
Joe Kalou : Pete, Bungo + Sheep
Oliver Lacy : Shaun, Fang + Sheep

Creative Team

Director Jonathan Biggins
Assistant Director Eva Di Cesare
Composer & Lyricist Phil Scott
Set & Costume Designer James Browne
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Writing Team Sandie Eldridge, Tim McGarry and Eva Di Cesare

Additional Information

At Canberra Theatre Centre, safety is our priority. We operate in accordance with our COVID Safety Plan.

Our theatres will be operating with capacity limitations, but our regular seating configuration will be in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons, but please move through the foyers and open spaces with physical distancing considerations in mind.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra Theatre Centre.

 

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Monkey Baa Theatre

CATEGORY:
Family & Kids

DURATION:
Approximately 55 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
TBC

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
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Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

 

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