WEFOUNDThe Sheep Pig


“There comes a happy point in children’s theatre when one can almost forget the word ‘children’s’ and declare: This is real theatre, with an appeal to all, from infant to octogenarian, in whom a sense of wonder and a bright imagination are alive and well. So it is in David Wood’s adaptation…” - Eastern Daily Press

“The show is absolutely enchanting. It’s aimed at kids but the drama, the tension, the humour, the lovable heroes and menacing villains, make it compelling theatre for grown-ups too… a crackling good story, beautifully adapted for the stage” - Evening News

“What marvellous theatre … As for the denouement – well, children applauding Babe for driving the sheep through the trial gate is just terrific theatre… First class.” - The Stage

The snow sheep ( Ovis nivicola ), or Siberian bighorn sheep , is a species of sheep from the mountainous areas in the northeast of Siberia . One subspecies , the Putorana snow sheep (Ovis nivicola borealis) , lives isolated from the other forms in the Putoran Mountains .

Ovis nivicola appeared about 600,000 years ago. These wild sheep crossed the Bering land bridge from Siberia into Alaska during the Pleistocene (about 750,000 years ago); the sheep diverged into the three extant species. The snow sheep is most closely related to the North American bighorn sheep and Dall's sheep .

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The Sheep-pig is one of Dick King-Smith's most famous tales. It shot to further fame when the film adaptation, Babe, was released in 1995.

When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can't be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig.

“There comes a happy point in children’s theatre when one can almost forget the word ‘children’s’ and declare: This is real theatre, with an appeal to all, from infant to octogenarian, in whom a sense of wonder and a bright imagination are alive and well. So it is in David Wood’s adaptation…” - Eastern Daily Press

“The show is absolutely enchanting. It’s aimed at kids but the drama, the tension, the humour, the lovable heroes and menacing villains, make it compelling theatre for grown-ups too… a crackling good story, beautifully adapted for the stage” - Evening News

“What marvellous theatre … As for the denouement – well, children applauding Babe for driving the sheep through the trial gate is just terrific theatre… First class.” - The Stage

“There comes a happy point in children’s theatre when one can almost forget the word ‘children’s’ and declare: This is real theatre, with an appeal to all, from infant to octogenarian, in whom a sense of wonder and a bright imagination are alive and well. So it is in David Wood’s adaptation…” - Eastern Daily Press

“The show is absolutely enchanting. It’s aimed at kids but the drama, the tension, the humour, the lovable heroes and menacing villains, make it compelling theatre for grown-ups too… a crackling good story, beautifully adapted for the stage” - Evening News

“What marvellous theatre … As for the denouement – well, children applauding Babe for driving the sheep through the trial gate is just terrific theatre… First class.” - The Stage

The snow sheep ( Ovis nivicola ), or Siberian bighorn sheep , is a species of sheep from the mountainous areas in the northeast of Siberia . One subspecies , the Putorana snow sheep (Ovis nivicola borealis) , lives isolated from the other forms in the Putoran Mountains .

Ovis nivicola appeared about 600,000 years ago. These wild sheep crossed the Bering land bridge from Siberia into Alaska during the Pleistocene (about 750,000 years ago); the sheep diverged into the three extant species. The snow sheep is most closely related to the North American bighorn sheep and Dall's sheep .


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