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Can You Dig It? (Jo Stephenson And Dan Woods)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

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 they are clearly brilliant musicians and inspired wordsmiths. The silliness of what they sing about belies a real sophistication and wit in the lyrics, and the show is like a fantastic collision of Tom Lehrer, ‘Flight Of The Conchords’ and allotment gardening. From ballads about Alan Titchmarsh to techno songs about slugs, they barely put a foot wrong. The humour is gentle, at times a bit reminiscent of music hall, but is never less than laugh-out-loud funny.

Royal Botanic Garden, 5 – 29 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), 4.00pm (4.50pm), £12.00, fpp53.
tw rating 4/5