Following a hugely successful UK tour and Edinburgh Festival run with their last hilarious show, The Thinking Drinkers are embarking on a bar-hop through history as part of their new show Pub Crawl – a unique imbibing experience during which every single audience member tastes five fabulous drinks. For free!
Beginning with the cerebral wine-sipping symposiums of Ancient Greece via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and all the way through to the classic Great British pub, The Thinking Drinkers travel the world’s most wonderful watering holes while furnishing their audience with several samples of seriously delicious drinks.
As educational as it is entertaining, The Thinking Drinkers Pub Crawl is a riotous and intoxicating exploration of history’s greatest drinking establishments – an especially pertinent celebration given the fact that 18 pubs are closing every week.
Having met in their 20s whilst working on a leading pub magazine, Ben and Tom left for America where they co-wrote the award-winning Good Beer Guide West Coast USA. Since then, the dynamic duo has written and performed seven critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, transferred to the Soho Theatre, London’s West End, Madrid and toured the UK extensively including performances at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Taste of London and the Great Yorkshire Fringe.
One of their previous Edinburgh shows, The Thinking Drinkers Guide to the Legends of Liquor, subsequently inspired their award-winning book The Thinking Drinkers: An Enlightened Imbibers Guide to Alcohol while “Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol”, their last show, went on a successful sell-out nationwide tour in 2018.
They have also been instrumental in launching both Hobo Beer and Hobo Cyder and are creative consultants for an array of alcohol-based endeavours.
TOUR DATES: OCTOBER 2018 TO MARCH 2019
04 October 2018 Bath Komedia
05 October 2018 Birmingham Old Rep
13 October 2018 Newcastle The Stand
18 October 2018 Selby Town Hall
19 October 2018 Otley The Courthouse
20 October 2018 Gloucester The Guildhall
25 October 2018 Cambridge The Junction
27 October 2018 Maidenhead Nordon Farm
1 – 3 November 2018 Reading South Street Arts Centre
8 November 2018 Colchester The Arts Centre
9 November 2018 Swindon The Arts Centre
23 November 2018 Salford The Lowry
24 November 2018 Finchley Arts Depot
29 November – 1 Dec 2018 Epsom The Playhouse
7 December 2018 Bristol Hen and Chickens
11 December 2018 London Leicester Square Theatre
24 January 2019 Brighton Komedia
25 – 26 January 2019 Royal and Derngate
1 February 2019 Tring The Court House
2 February 2019 Aldershot West End Centre
7 February 2019 Cheltenham Town Hall
8 February 2019 Hertford The Theatre
9 February 2019 Winchester Theatre Royal
15 – 16 February 2019 Southend Palace Theatre
22 – 23 February 2019 Newbury Arlington Arts Centre
01 – 02 March 2019 Luton The Library
08 – 09 March 2019 Havant The Spring
15 March 2019 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
16 March 2019 Didcot Cornerstone
28 – 30 March 2019 Canterbury The Marlowe Theatre