Shearers, sheep and a salon – the Aussie tale of Pete the Sheep has been brought to life in a new musical playing at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
Written by Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley, the duo who brought us the hilarious Diary of a Wombat, Pete the Sheep is about sheep shearer Shaun, a man who doesn’t have a sheep dog, but a sheep sheep named Pete. Cast out by the other shearers, Shaun and Pete set up a Shearing Salon that proves to be very popular with local woolly creatures looking for a stylish cut.
Written by the creative team behind Sydney’s Monkey Baa Theatre Company, Pete the Sheep will be performed by a cast of four, adeptly playing all the roles – sheep, sheepdogs, shearers.
The play is for kids aged four to eight, but like a typical Jackie French story, it’s got jokes for grown-ups and plenty of energy and antics to entertain kids big and small.
Pete the Sheep is playing at Art Centre Melbourne on Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July at 11am, 2pm and 4pm. Tickets are $26.