400 Village Halls, BBC 1, BBC 2, the Edinburgh, Ludlow, Leominster, Barmouth & Much Wenlock Festivals, half a dozen tents, an opera House and three cowsheds can’t all be wrong!
We are multi-instrumentalist, songbird and storyteller Sally Tonge, BBC broadcaster and raconteur Chris Eldon Lee and satirist, songwriter and Shropshire dairy farmer Martin “Monologue” Jones.
We’ve now performed to over 45,000 happy people in all sorts of odd places….and got away with it every time.
We sing silly songs and tell topical tales about the pleasure and pain of rural living...and we tour with the amazing Freda the Female Farmer, agriculture’s answer to Dame Edna Everage.
Our repertoire of self-penned material 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 can make friends on the Internet
- Stripy the Barcode - or what not to do at a supermarket checkout
- Chicken Blues - an egg-bound ballad
- The English Tango - a pastiche on British rural life
- The Black Bra Competition - how to lure your man with lingerie
- Robot Milker - a mechanical dairy disaster
- Miss Marigold - in which Martin falls in love with a rubber glove
- The Girl from the Next Village - an unrequited love song with a yucky chorus
- The Monster Splash - more dung
- The Pig in the Wheel Barrow - a swine of a tale of animal husbandry
- The Pig With No Poke -which speaks for itself really
The whole show is a complete evening’s entertainment and lasts a little over two hours, or can be performed as a tailor-made after-dinner cabaret. We supply our own PA, basic lighting rig and chain saw - but we do prefer a stage or platform of some sort to perform on - and somewhere to make quick changes.
Please note, the show is not ideal for younger children