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Where have we been?

Our ambition is to tour Can You Dig It? to every county in the UK.


Help! My allotment has gone mad in my absence. This is my gourd patch, which seems to be trying to take over the world like some kind of triffid. I am overwhelmed with crops – courgettes, beans, raspberries, carrots, beetroot, broccoli, pears, tomatoes, potatoes. Goodness knows what I’m going to do with it all. […]

Bumper Bonanza Bonus Giveaway!

It’s our last show tomorrow and to celebrate we will be giving away a host of FREE vegetable gifts to audience members. These include onions, potatoes, butternut squashes and sprouts – all of which we are happy to sign. These are not any old vegetables – they’re showbiz vegetables, which have had a starring […]

Another four star review

We’ve just had a great writeup in ThreeWeeks:

“Tucked away in the Botanic Gardens is this little gem of a show. Jo Stephenson and Dan Woods take us through the highs and lows of gardening, growing your own, and tending an allotment.

Offering a fine selection of comedy songs, Jo and Dan demonstrate that […]

Uke of Edinburgh

This is a picture of Dan and me hosting the Ukulele Cabaret the other night. I am wearing the Uke of Edinburgh on my head – a great honour.

It’s official: Jo is better than Dan

Last night I proved once and for all that I am better than Dan by beating him in a very prestigious competition. Normally we perform together as Can You Dig It? but last night we were pitted against in other in the quest to win the Uke of Edinburgh Award at Tricity Vogue’s fantastic […]

Recording cucumber trumpets for Radio 4 Extra

This is us being recorded for Radio 4 Extra‘s 4 O’Clock Show with the lovely Mel Giedroyc and her two charming children. We staged a private cucumber trumpet-making workshop for Mel et al in the apt surroundings of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Edible Garden. This was all very exciting especially seeing as Mel […]

Four stars in The Telegraph

Here’s another review of Can You Dig It? in the Daily Telegraph. They got my name wrong in the print version, which has been corrected in the online article.

Any show featuring a power ballad dedicated to “my muddy little munchkin” Alan Titchmarsh is going to be popular with a legion of female […]

Four stars in What’s On Stage

Here’s the review of Can You Dig It? in What’s On Stage. We’re glad we cheered him up. Compost metaphors trickled through my slowly decomposing brain as I wormed my way down to the Royal Botanic Garden in pursuit of Can You Dig It?, Dan Woods’ and Jo Stephenson’s comic paean to allotments and […]

Compost crazy

We may be in a different country and millions of miles away from our own allotments but that doesn’t stop us doing our bit. Here is a picture of me composting the leftovers from our cucumber trumpet-making workshop. I had to bring these bits home because the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has strict rules […]

I am an Expert

We had great fun doing our show today to a sold out house at the Royal Botanic Garden, although I’m worried that during the last song I accidentally spat at a reviewer who was sitting in the front row.

One of the numbers we perform is about Dr DG Hessayon, the author of the […]