CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS 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


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 Jonatha n 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 rew ards of being an individual and will be a lasting tribute to honouring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock.

About the Company

Monkey Baa is Australia’s widest - reaching touring company for young audiences. Over 22 years, the company has conducted over 28 national tours to 138 regional and remote communities across Australia , undertaken 4 international tours, delivered 3,200 performances and engaged with over 1.5 million young people! Monkey Baa’s mission is to create, present and share uniquely Australian stories that embrace social and cultural connectivity, celebrate Australia’s rich cultural heritage, challenge and inspire. By touring its award- winning productions and high - quality education programs, the company strives to ensure that young people, wherever they are located and whatever their economic circumstances, have the opportunity to share in fantastic theatre experiences that reflect their own lives.

Cast and Crew

Joe Dinn (Big Bob, Brute and Sheep)
Andrew James (Ratso, Tiny and Sheep) – Andrew was in the cast of the 2014 premiere national tour of Pete the Sheep
Joe Kalou (Pete, Bungo and Sheep)
Oliver Lacey (Shaun, Fang and Sheep)
Cally Bartley (Stage Manager)
Dana Ioppolo (Technical Coordinator)


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 a 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


Event Information

DATES:
Friday 30 April 2021 10am & 1pm
Saturday 1 May 2021 11am

DURATION: 50 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 4-9

TICKETS
Adult $25
Child $15
Schools $15
Family of 4 $70