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5th November 2013

THE THINKING DRINKER’S GUIDE TO ALCOHOL returns to the Soho Theatre December 2nd (7.30pm); December, 9th, 16th and 23rd (6.15pm)


Back by popular demand, the UK’s favourite drinking show returns to the Soho Theatre to once again celebrate the lost art of enlightened elbow-bending.


This year, the award-winning duo come armed with a brand new selection of sophisticated spirits including whiskies from both sides of the Pond, an absinthe, rum, gin and more. As audiences sit back and sip six sublime drinks, Tom & Ben will embark on a whistle-stop, liquor-soaked journey through history involving men of the cloth, several animals, some famous artist and philosopher types, Jesus and Mohammed; and- if there’s time – some other characters like Hitler and James Bond.


It’s the ideal aperitif to any Festive evening out in London Town.


“For serious and not so serious devotees of legal recreational consumables, the ‘Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol’ is your bible” Dan Aykroyd


For the third year running award-winning drinks experts Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham are resurrecting their truly unique imbibing experience at the Soho Theatre on every Monday evening in December. Tom Sandham’s weighty, award winning and best-selling book ‘World’s Best Cocktails’ was published in 2012 and Ben’s ‘Boutique Beer”, published in September, expertly captures the global craft brewing scene in 254 splendid pages.


“The most entertaining free drinks event I’ve ever been to” Dom Joly




This nation clearly has a serious drinking problem – but it’s one related to quality rather than quantity.” said Tom, award-winning spirits guru. “The mantra of the Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol is to ‘drink less but drink better’. And, of course, the best way to communicate this message is via the medium of knob gags, funnies, dressing up and – lest we forget – encouraging the discerning consumption of some of the finest drinks on the planet.”


If the Theatrical Arts were the Olympics, alcohol would be a banned substance as, when consumed in moderation, it gives the creative mind an unfair advantage,” said Ben McFarland, triple-crowned Beer Writer of the Year. “Contrary to popular belief– a lot of life’s answers can be discovered at the bottom of a glass. Come to the show and find out more – after all, these bottles are not going to drink themselves are they?”

Directed by Malachi Bogdanov


“This is brilliant. I love this show.” The Skinny ★★★★

                        “Fantastic drinks, with fascinating discussion from funny people” Three Weeks ★★★★

“Impressive….Downright Hilarious” West End Whingers ★★★★

“The spirit of the Fringe flows throughout.”  Mail on Sunday

This is a terrific show. And in these austere times, it has to be the best value for money in town.’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘A wonderful if slightly woozy prism through which to view the history of the world.’ Scottish Herald




For further information please contact Sally Homer 07973 142127 or Carl Smith on 07753 639812


The Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol:


VENUE: The Soho Theatre Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE

DATES December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd 2013.  (1 hour) BOOKING 020 7478 0100



                                                The Thinking Drinker's Guide to Alcohol