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20th March 2012


For serious and not so serious devotees of legal recreational consumables,

the ‘Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol’ is your bible” Dan Aykroyd

 Those seeking true ‘spiritual enlightenment’ over the Easter Weekend need search no further than the Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol.  Award-winning drinks experts Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham are resurrecting their truly unique imbibing experience and bringing it back to London’s West End following an immensely successful debut at the Edinburgh Festival 2011.

“A wonderful show” Edinburgh Evening News

 While audience members sit back and sip six sublime spirits, the discerning drinking duo  will hail hooch’s   irrefutable influence on history from Jesus and Mohammed to Plato and Picasso via Hemingway, Churchill and, if there’s time, Hitler and some old Iraqis.

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

 Whether you’re an experienced imbiber or an ‘L’ plated elbow-bender, the Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol is the ideal Easter Weekend experience. And if you’ve given up drink for Lent, there’s no more discerning way to dismount from the wagon.

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

 “Contrary to received wisdom, answers to a lot of life’s most searching questions can be discovered at the bottom of a glass,” said Ben, triple-crowned Beer Writer of the Year. “The earliest advocates and makers of alcohol were monks and they’re very nice chaps. It’s their job. And their boss is the ‘Big Man’. So, if moderate educated Easter imbibing is OK with him then it should be OK with everyone else.

Tom said: “On the third day Jesus will rise again so he can see our Easter show at the Soho Theatre. Join him in the audience. He’ll be the one with the beard.”


“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 ****

McFarland and Sandham are huge and loveable personalities” Scots Gay Magazine ****

Directed by Malachi Bogdanov



The Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol:

SOHO THEATRE 21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE

6, 7 & 8 April 2012 7.45pm

£15 (£12.50)

Booking 020 7478 0100

Ben says there is a discounted offer for Guild Members for the Good Friday (April 6).

“We’ve negotiated a price for friends in the industry, normally £15 but with the promo code below you get it for £10. Just follow the link, enter the code before you buy, click on Friday and the £10 price comes in at the end. Good Friday is usually quiet and frankly people should be thinking about Jesus and stuff, they really should, but if anyone is at a loose end this might be a decent distraction. People can bring along a non-industry pal at the same price if they like.”


Dwink is perfoming “Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol” at the Soho Theatre from April 5-7. Buy tickets here