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Esperance Civic Centre presents A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production Pete the Sheep. Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge & Tim McGarry. Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Proudly supported by Lotterywest.

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.


 

Media/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


Duration: 50 minutes | All Ages
Tickets: $15.00 - $17.50

2 shows available 9:30am & 5pm

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Tickets also available from the Shire Administration, Library, or Visitor Centre.

 

Event cost 
$15.00
Event date 
Friday, 7 May 2021 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Event location 

Esperance Civic Centre

Council Place
Esperance WA 6450
Event categories