Returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the 8th successive year, the Thinking Drinkers are embarking on a bar-hop through history as part of their new show Pub Crawl – an interactive imbibing experience during which every single audience member tastes five fabulous drinks. For free!
“Whether its Neolithic Man crouching down around a fire with a bowl of fermented grain, Greek philosophers gathering together to unearth the essence of our existence through the prism of a wine cup or the Founding Fathers creating America, drinking establishments have been the keystone of global culture since civilisation began.”
– Ben McFarland.
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 wander through 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.
“Without pubs or bars, we wouldn’t have had DNA, Democracy or Dickens yet, shamefully, we are letting them disappear never to be seen again. Amid a depressing digital dystopia, we’re losing our beloved locals thanks to characterless chain coffee shops, crippling taxation and, worst of all, pesky neo-Prohibitionists. It’s time for us all to put down our phones, pick up a pint – and maybe a packet of tasty nuts – and breathe life back into the struggling British boozer before it’s too late.”
– Tom Sandham.
“Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy”
“A terrific show. The best value for money in town”
“Hugely funny, genuinely fascinating”
Edinburgh Evening News