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The Art House presents

Pete the Sheep

11 Nov - 12 Nov 2021 Showing at The Art House Theatre

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All Art House patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines. As per the latest Government legislation, face masks are no longer mandatory in the auditorium and no vacant seats are held between bookings. We are now operating at 100% capacity. Due to this we highly recommend that you continue to wear a face mask whilst in the auditorium as you may be seated directly next to someone else.

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The Art House 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
Illustrations by 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 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 honouring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock.

Cast & Creatives

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



“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


The Art House Theatre


Thu 11 Nov 2021 - 6PM

Fri 12 Nov 2021 - 10AM

Fri 12 Nov 2021 - 12PM

Important Information

Duration: 50 mins (no interval)
Recommended ages: 4-9 years


Adult: $25.00
Child: $20.00
Family of 4: $75.00
School groups: $15.00

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