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Pete The Sheep

Monkey Baa Theatre Company | Love Central Geelong Family Magic 2021

Pete The Sheep

Monkey Baa's award-winning musical returns!

Imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep, this hilarious musical comedy explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual whilst being part of the flock.

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 honoring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock.

Geelong 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

Creative Team

  • 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
  • Illustration Bruce Whatley

Cast and Crew

  • Big Bob, Brute and Sheep Joe Dinn
  • Ratso, Tiny and Sheep Andrew James
  • Pete, Bungo and Sheep Joe Kalou
  • Shaun, Fang and Sheep Oliver Lacey
  • Stage Manager Cally Bartley
  • Technical Coordinator Dana Ioppolo

We have implemented a range of health, hygiene and physical distancing measures, in line with government guidelines. These measures include:

  • The wearing of face masks is recommended across all Geelong Arts Centre venues, especially where physically distancing is not possible
  • Hand sanitiser is available at hygiene stations in foyers and outside lifts and stairs
  • Capacity signage throughout venue and studios to promote physical distancing
  • Increased cleaning of all facilities
  • Disinfection of seating and touchpoints before each performance
  • Increased cleaning of foyer spaces and handrails
  • Increased cleaning of bathrooms
  • Sneeze guards at point of sale
  • Foyer seating arranged to ensure 1.5m distancing
  • Decreased capacities in theatres and foyers
  • Staggered audience entry and exit in venues
  • Physical distancing markers at queuing areas such as Food and Beverage outlets and Box Office
  • Staff monitoring traffic flow and distancing


Ticket prices

  • Single Price $24
  • Group (4 or More) $20


Costa Hall


50 minutes, no interval.