SATIRICAL singing group Three Men in a Bow Tie will bring their silly songs and manic monologues to Worthen Village Hall on Saturday, October 15.

The Shrewsbury based group has appeared on BBC1, in a BBC2 special and at the Edinburgh, Ludlow, Leominster and Much Wenlock Festivals.

They have now given 400 performances and played to 45,000 people venues ranging from opera houses to Cowsheds.

Rosemarie Holz of the Worthen Village Hall Committee said: “The wearing of Bow Ties by the audience is thoroughly encouraged at what promises to be a great night-out by the ever-popular Three Men In A Bow Tie.

“They are very well-known for their highly entertaining concerts, and our audience will be able to relax in a lovely venue and enjoy some superb entertainment at table seating, with a Ploughman's and free glass of wine.”

Their repertoire of self-penned material about the pleasure and pain of rural living includes gems such as ‘The Addiction’ (about what happens if you spend too much time shovelling slurry); ‘Terminal Love’ (about how the sad and lonely make love via the internet); ‘Stripy the Barcode’ (or what not to do at a supermarket checkout); and ‘Chicken Blues’ (an egg-bound ballad).

The performers are multi-instrumentalist, songbird and taleteller Sally Tong; broadcaster and raconteur Chris Eldon Lee; and satirical songwriter and madcap Shropshire dairy farmer Martin ‘Monologue’ Jones.

Joining the group for the show will be the Freda the Female Farmer.

Doors open at 7pm, tickets are £15, with all proceeds going toward the Village Hall refurbishment fund, available from Rosemarie Holz on 01743 891305, or the Londis store in Worthen.