July 2021 – 21 May 2022
After 18 months doing a lot of selfless work for charity, The Thinking Drinkers are embarking on a national tour with their brand-new, possibly record-breaking new show – which gets the rounds in, in more ways than one.
The “Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz” is an interactive imbibing experience that sees every audience member getting FIVE FREE drinks while competing for amazing prizes in a cabaret-style quiz hosted by Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland, award-winning drinks experts, comedians. Hooch historians and alco-demics
In stark contrast to those tedious Zoom quizzes everyone got bored with back in April 2019, this very funny, fact-filled show pulls down the pants of the pandemic and breathes life back into the iconic elbow-bending institution that is the proper pub quiz.
“The last 18 months have been very difficult for everyone and has raised a lot of profound questions about us as a society,” said Ben. “Rest assured, none of those questions will be in our Pub Quiz. Instead, expect to discover how drink has influenced every aspect of humanity – from geography and language to history, religion, the animal kingdom and, most crucially, our ability to name five London Underground stations named after pubs.”
“Some people reckon that drink can decrease the number of brain cells but our Pub Quiz is sure to perk up your prefrontal cortex and increase them…probably,” said Tom. “While everyone enjoys a quality collection of complimentary drinks, we’ll be taking everyone on an entertaining and intoxicating journey through history – while putting them through an extremely thorough quizzical.”
The interactive imbibing quiz will see theatre-goers going head-to-head with a quiz sheet and pencil in one hand – and a selection of first-class, flavoursome fermentables in the other. These include a superb small-batch, sustainable UK gin; a proper pilsner-style London lager; a sensational Venezuelan sipping rum and a wonderful Japanese whisky.
Hosted by the UK’s leading, and only, “pioneers of alcohol-based comedy”, the Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz is a truly awesome and unique night out that those boring old men sat at the bar who win every week can’t spoil.
There’ll be no mobile phones. No googling. No going to the toilet to phone a friend (you are allowed go to the toilet for a wee…) and no quibbling over half points. But there will be five delicious, dapper drinks. Did we mention the free drinks? Oh, and don’t forget the prizes. They’re good too.
So, escape your armchair and come slide gently onto the bar stool of drinking discovery as the Thinking Drinkers prove, once and for all, that many of life’s most important – and utterly irrelevant – questions can be found at the bottom of a glass.
** The five free drinks given to ticket holders will be provided in Covid compliant packaging.
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For tickets visit: https://www.thinkingdrinkers.com/events/
16 July 2021 London Underbelly
15 September 2021 London Underbelly
16 September 2021 Lincoln New Theatre Royal
18 September 2021 Barnard Castle The Witham
24 September 2021 Bristol Hen and Chickens
25 September 2021 Colchester Arts Centre
2 October 2021 Leeds Carriageworks
9 October 2021 Newbury Arlington Arts Centre
15 – 16 October 2021 Guildford G Live
22 October 2021 Bath Komedia
23 October 2021 Cambridge Junction
30 October 2021 Finchley Arts Depot
5 November 2021 Winchester Theatre Royal
8 November 2021 Didcot Cornerstone
13 November 2021 Tunbridge Wells Trinity Theatre
19 – 20 November 2021 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
4 December 2021 Maidenhead Norden Farm
9 December 2021 Swindon Arts Centre
10 December 2021 Farnham Maltings
22 January 2022 Havant The Spring
9 February 2022 Epsom Playhouse
10 February 2022 Wellingborough Castle Theatre
25 February 2022 Cheltenham Town Hall
26 February 2022 London Leicester Square
5 March 2022 Southampton MAST (Mayflower Theatre Studio)
12 March 2022 Southend Palace Theatre
13 April 2022 Maidstone Hazlitt Theatre
21 April 2022 Halifax The Square Theatre
22 April 2022 Warrington Parr Hall
23 April 2022 Salford The Lowry
7 May 2022 Northampton Royal and Derngate
13 May 2022 Crewe Lyceum
19 May 2022 Brighton Komedia
20 May 2022 Wigan The Old Courts
21 May 2022 Newcastle The Stand
Press release from the Thinking Drinkers
For more information please contact Gaby Jerrard / Amee Smith