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The Thinking Drinker’s Guide To Alcohol (Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham / The Assembly Rooms)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

A delicious cocktail; one part terrible puns, one part knob gags, two parts campaign for better drinks, a shot of genuinely interesting alcohol facts all mixed with six (count ‘em, six) free drinks; consequently my memory of ‘The Thinking Drinker’s Guide To Alcohol’ is a touch hazy. Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham are genial hosts, even if they do seem a little uncomfortable when forced to improvise. The jokes skirt the borders of taste, but remain just the right side of the line, while the drinks keep flowing and the audience keep laughing. From dildo racing to art criticism via hard liquor, this is a fun, fascinating show for booze hounds everywhere. Just remember to eat first.

The Assembly Rooms, until 25 Aug, 6.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]