Pete the Sheep

Pete the Sheep {Arts Centre Melbourne}

Pete the Sheep and his mate Shaun are coming to Melbourne at the end of July to bring Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s award-winning tale of Pete the Sheep to life as a fabulous new musical.  Meetoo interviewed actor Tom Sharah who plays both Pete and Bungo.

When:  30 & 31 July 2016 at 11am, 2pm & 4pm

Where:  Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, St Kilda Road MELBOURNE

Cost:  $26, book now

{Tom is in the middle (blue singlet) in the photo.}

Hi Tom, what is it about the story of Pete and Shaun that you enjoy seeing come to life on stage?
Pete and Shaun are ultimate companions and their friendship and devotion to one another never wains within the story. I love the way their positivity and open-mindedness starts infiltrating through the other characters in the show, culminating with their toughest nut to crack – Ratso. Their new way of thinking brings joy and that’s lovely to bring to life on stage.

What age group do you think this production would appeal to and why?
This is quite literally an all age appropriate show. Of course, it is first and foremost aimed at kids, but parents and all adults will love it too. It’s clever and very funny.

Should we read the book before we come or is it okay if we come with fresh eyes?
It is totally fine, either way. I read the script before I read the book and fell in love with it. That being said, the book is a children’s classic and is definitely worth reading – before or after you see the show.

What if I am afraid of dogs in real life, are the dogs in the story friendly or growly?
These dogs won’t bite – I promise!

Can we pat Pete?
Pete only really likes being patted by Shaun but he loves hearing his audiences laugh and clap – that will make him a very happy sheep.

One last question before we go… what’s Pete’s favourite “wool” style?
Shaun gives Pete a pretty amazing makeover – I don’t think that style can be topped. You’ll have to come to the show to see what it is.