The Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz Tour Kicks Off At The Edinburgh Fringe
The Thinking Drinkers – the UK’s leading drink educators and entertainers – are back with a huge UK tour kicking off at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the 5th August 2022.
Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Underbelly Ermintrude for the 10th successive year before hitting theatres across Britain, the cutting-edge pioneers of alcohol-based comedy will be performing the newest and much-anticipated version of their “Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz” – a highly-acclaimed show that gets the rounds in….in more ways than one.
An ideal aperitif to any night out and the greatest value-for-money show around, the “Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz” gives each and every audience member FIVE FREE discerning alcoholic drinks alongside lots of laughter and learning.
Armed with their “Drink Less, Drink Better” mantra, Sandham and McFarland shall be filling audiences’ glasses with a phenomenally fruity British gin from Brockmans, a legendary lager from German brewers Krombacher, the sensational Venezuelan sipping rum that is Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, an iconic Scotch whisky from Johnnie Walker, a beautifully balanced Kentucky straight bourbon from the geniuses at Elijah Craig in the USA and luxury mixer, The London Essence Co., which creates elegant tonics and crafted sodas with pure flavours, using botanicals selected by a team of flavour experts and gently distilled to capture their essence.
Having become disillusioned with dull drinks tastings back in 2010, Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland have broadened the booze horizons of more than 150,000 audience members and their latest stage show distils all the best aspects of the iconic British pub quiz into a genuinely unique, and memorable imbibing experience.
As theatre-goers compete head-to-head, with a quiz sheet and pencil in one hand – and a selection of delicious discerning drinks in the other – the award-winning alcohol experts and drinks historians embark on a hilarious exploration of alcohol’s influence on every aspect of humanity.
Ben McFarland said: “The pub quiz is an iconic intellectual, elbow-bending institution but we’ve made it better – covering geography and language to history, religion, music, film and, most crucially, the intricate mating habits of a German butterfly.
“Even if you don’t like pub quizzes, and even if you’re a bit thick, you’ll have a great time trying some dazzling drinks and may even win some prizes.”
Tom Sandham added: “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.
“While everyone enjoys a quality collection of complimentary drinks, we’ll be taking everyone on an entertaining, intoxicating journey through history – while putting them through an extremely thorough quizzical.”
So, come slide gently onto the bar stool of drinking discovery as we 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 Thinking Drinker Pub Quiz
UK Tour Dates 2022/2023:
- Underbelly Ermintrude, Bristo Square, August 5th – 29th 2022
- 8th September, Milton Keynes
- 10th September, Worcester
- 17th September, Birmingham
- 22nd September, Exeter
- 23rd September, Taunton
- 30th September, Chipping Norton
- 14th October, Mountsorrel
- 21st October, Selby
- 22nd October, Barnsley
- 4t November, Wycombe
- 18th November, Bristol
- 4th December, Isle of Wight
- 15th December, Wolverhampton
- 10th March, Pendle
- 11th March, Oldham
Tickets available: www.thinkingdrinkers.com/events/
For more information visit www.thinkingdrinkers.com or follow on Twitter @thinkingdrinks and Instagram @thinkingdrinkers
What the critics say:
“For serious and not so serious devotees of legal recreational consumables, the ‘Thinking Drinkers Guide’ is your bible” Dan Aykroyd
“The most entertaining free drinks event I’ve ever been to” Dom Joly
‘An erudite, liquor-loving duo’ Metro
‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ Sunday Times
‘There’s no more discerning way to fall off the wagon’ Time Out
“Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham illuminated, educated and intoxicated the crowd. The show is both hugely funny and genuinely fascinating” The Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★
“This is brilliant. I love this show.” The Skinny ★★★★
“A terrific show. And in these austere times, it has to be the best VALUE FOR MONEY in town. ★★★★ The Scotsman
“Fantastic drinks, with fascinating discussion from funny people” Three Weeks ★★★★