Third show released for Pete the Sheep
  • Monday 24 March 2014
Pete the Sheep performers

Due to popular demand, the hilarious children’s music comedy Pete the Sheep has released a third show at Sunshine Coast Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre on Tuesday April 29 at 1.30pm.

Pete the Sheep is a brand-new 50-minute musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book.

Shaun is the new sheep shearer in Shaggy Gully. Since shearing is such hard work, all the other shearers have sheep dogs to help them, but not Shaun. His partner is Pete, a sheep- sheep! The other shearers in the shed are not happy with Shaun and his sheep-sheep.

Following rejection by the shearers and their dogs, Shaun and Pete set up their own Shearing Salon in town where they are inundated with woolly clients, who delight in Shaun’s styling prowess.

This hilarious musical comedy, 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!

Produced by the multi award winning Monkey Baa Theatre Company, and directed by Jonathan Biggins of The Wharf Revue fame.

Monkey Baa Theatre Company has built a reputation for producing outstanding theatre for young people and is the widest reaching touring company in Australia. Since its inception in 1998, the company has performed to metropolitan, regional and remote audiences in all corners of the country, engaging with just under one million children.

Pete the Sheep is suitable for young children aged three to nine years and their families, and has syllabus links for early stage one up to stage two.

Choose from three performances of Pete the Sheep on Monday, April 28 at 6pm and Tuesday, April 29 at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets cost only $15 per person or $13.50 for members of Sunshine Coast Venues VIP membership program and $55 for groups of four people (with a minimum of two children). Bookings are essential and tickets can be purchased in advance online at  www.scvenuesandevents.com.au, in person at the Lake Kawana Community Centre Box Office 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina or by calling 07 5413 1400 (phone charges apply).

Review

…..a truly Aussie tale – delightful, funny, iconic, warm and hilariously Ocker, from the lingo to the names to the shearers’ blue singlets…Kids Book Review 2011