Dan and I had a lovely time in Leeds. Here are the seed-planting efforts of our audience at The Carriageworks Theatre. What they didn’t know is that we were watching them on a monitor backstage so we SAW the people who sneakily planted seeds in unauthorised areas such as our new on-stage allotment. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
The on-stage allotment is an exciting innovation featuring actual growing veg plants. So in Leeds our set included SPROUTS (of course), leeks and chard. There was a highly amusing incident when Dan and I went to purchase the containers for the on-stage allotment from Homebase.
As we all know, there has been a lot of rain recently and most of it had collected in the container display at Homebase in Leeds so when Dan pulled a couple off the shelf he was doused with water, which was HILARIOUS for me. Here is a picture of him cursing the Gods after being soaked. It was so funny that I nearly wet myself laughing, which would have been ironic.
Earlier in the day we went on BBC Radio Leeds with our new friend, the Sony Award-winning radio DJ Wes Butters and showed him how to play the hosepipe tuba and the cucumber trumpet. Dan told Wes that he was better than me at playing the hosepipe which was a blatant lie. Afterwards we hot-footed it to Leeds Kirkgate Market where we played some songs from the show to startled market-goers. Our hosts were The Source, a great organisation that encourages people to make the most of the fantastic local produce on sale at the market.