Ladies That Dig is a new comedy drama about women who like to get their hands dirty and it’s coming to the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
Featuring original music, the drama is about friendship and green fingers, isolation and community, nature, nurture and ultimately what it means to ‘grow.’
Collected from interviews, the play is based on true life stories from allotmenteers, metal detectorists, archaeologists, grave diggers, forensic anthropologists and people who just love to garden.
Ladies That Dig uncovers stories where budding love blossoms, hidden roots are unearthed, buried secrets revealed and golden treasures discovered.
Ladies That Dig is the creation of the “Ladies That…” Company. Their previous production, Ladies That Bus, toured to sold out venues in 2020. The show will go on tour and comes to the Lawrence Batley Theatre on February 24.
Director Kirstie Davis explained how the idea for the new show came about and said: “We were on Zoom during the pandemic and realised that everyone was finding the outside spaces in their lives more and more important. This sudden focus on being in nature and gardening made us want to explore the topic more.”
As with Ladies That Bus, the team interviewed 280 people who “dig” or “dug” and Kirstie added: “Originally we met with allotmenteers and gardeners and then it expanded to include archaeologists and metal detectorists.
“In fact, since we first met them, one of the detectorists we interviewed has since made a huge find of international significance, which will now be in the play!”
Actor Riana Duce said: “What started as a conversation about how the great outdoors has saved us all these past couple of years, turned into a much deeper look at legacy and what we leave behind via the many ways a person can ‘dig.’ I’m so excited to share the thoughts of all the brilliant people we met with our audiences!”
Tickets are £15 and can be booked HERE