Best selling children’s book comes to life on stage


All roads lead to Shaggy Gully in August when Monkey Baa Theatre Company performs Pete the Sheep at the Pilbeam Theatre.

As many young readers and parents know, Shaggy Gully is home to Pete the sheep and Shaun the shearer in the popular children’s book, Pete the Sheep.

Pete the Sheep is the story of Shaun the shearer, who would rather be styling than shearing. Instead of a sheep dog Shaun has a ‘sheep sheep’ named Pete and together they set up their own Shearing Salon in town. Before long word gets out and they are inundated with woolly clients and maybe a ringer or two!

Adapted by Monkey Baa from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, with foot-tapping music and lyrics by Phil Scott and comedic direction by Jonathon Biggins, Pete the Sheep is a lively and mischievous award-winning musical for young audiences and their adults.

Featuring in the show is former Rockhampton actor, Oliver Lacey, who plays Shaun the shearer.Oliver is one of four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep.

This hilarious musical play explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual and is sure to be a lasting tribute to honouring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock.

Pete the Sheep is recommended for ages 4-9 and their adults.

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Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council.

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