It’s the iconic kids series that follows the adventures and mischief makings of the sheep of Mossy Bottom Farm, and now it’s coming to Brisbane this March.
The task of bringing it from screen to stage lies with Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz.
“Like any circus show, it’s going to have lots of great circus skills, acrobatics, trapeze, table sliding, mini trampoline, people sliding down walls, all sorts of great physicality but it’s also got this great infectious humour, it’s got the characters that you know and love from Shaun the Sheep,” Yaron said. “This is not just a show for young people, it’s a show for the whole family.”
“It’s a show about family and it’s a show where the unit of the family, the way we are together is the source of a great show, of comedy, of mayhem.”
“It’s sort of like that ultimate kind of dinner that goes horribly wrong and it turns into a food fight and slapstick but you love each other more as a result of it.”
The show is one thing, and then there are the costumes! That’s Libby McDonnell’s domain.
“We are a circus company so we chose to abstract those iconic claymation characters into something a little more acrobatic friendly so those big mascot style character suits that one would imagine would just be quite complex for them to do most of what they need to do,” she said. “One of the things that I love about working at the circus is there’s a lot of technical detail that goes into a lot of things that you don’t see from off stage.”
Shaun the Sheep’s Circus Show is playing until the 21st of March at the Lyric Theatre QPAC from the second of March.