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The Thinking Drinker’s Guide To The Legends Of Liquor (Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

A show about booze, featuring free booze. What’s not to like? The audience tastes samples of beer, gin, vodka, bourbon and tequila while learning about the elbow-bending antics of the Ancient Greeks, Peter the Great, FD Roosevelt and, memorably for several reasons, Andre the Giant. They’re small samples, mind: “drink less, drink better” is the Thinking Drinkers’ admirable motto. Their accompanying stand-up “infotainment” is by turns fascinating and funny, if occasionally puerile. If learning that TS Elliot’s cat was called Noilly Prat pleases you, and you can handle “Putin’s a cunt” as a punchline (French rather than Russian vodka is served by way of political protest), then you best get along and join the ranks of the thinking drinker.

Famous Spiegeltent, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]