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Ben McFarland, Tom Sandham

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Work type: Cabaret.

Pub Quiz: Fancy Another Round? - T01651832765

After a 2022 sell-out run, the world's funniest alcohol experts are back in quizness with a brand-new show that serves up five discerning drinks for everyone. A comedy quiz and illuminating tasting, it's funny, fascinating, you'll laugh a lot, learn loads and enjoy five first-class drinks.Performer Tom Sandham. Performer Ben McFarland.
25 Apr 24Brighton Komedia, Brighton :: V654
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20 Apr 24Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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21 Mar 24The Stand, Edinburgh :: V0710176507
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21 Mar 24 to 22 Mar 24The Stand, Glasgow :: V1626790804
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15 Mar 24Arts Centre, Colchester :: V1044
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2 Mar 24The Quarry Theatre at St Luke's, Bedford :: V0884970691
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24 Nov 23Hen & Chicken, Bristol :: V01509055039
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23 Nov 2321Soho, Inner London :: V1755770567
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18 Nov 23Old Woollen, Leeds :: V674496545
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15 Nov 23Frog and Bucket, Manchester :: V0454565887
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14 Oct 23Bath Komedia, Bath :: V993962950
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3 Aug 23 to 27 Aug 23Underbelly, Edinburgh :: V0495441914
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Pub Quiz - T735311825

Returning with a brand new show. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history's greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and FIVE free discerning drinks for every audience member. You'll learn a lot and you'll laugh a lot as answers to life's most important and unusual questions appear at the bottom of your glass.
5 May 23The Subscription Rooms, Stroud :: V01070455530
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27 Apr 23Sub89, Reading :: V384263028
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11 Mar 23Coliseum Theatre, Oldham :: V497
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10 Mar 23The Muni, Colne :: V514802809
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3 Mar 23The Forum, Northallerton :: V573056527
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9 Feb 23Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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15 Dec 22Robin 2, Wolverhampton :: V01506819434
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2 Dec 22Medina Theatre, Newport :: V01504973828
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18 Nov 22Hen & Chicken, Bristol :: V01509055039
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12 Nov 22Huntingdon Hall, Worcester :: V1402
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4 Nov 22Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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22 Oct 22The Civic, Barnsley :: V959
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21 Oct 22Selby Town Hall, Selby :: V01796046983
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14 Oct 22Mountsorrel Memorial Centre, Mountsorrel :: V0671987007
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7 Oct 22Old Rep, Birmingham :: V147
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30 Sep 22Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
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23 Sep 22Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton :: V918
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22 Sep 22Exeter Phoenix, Exeter :: V889
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5 Aug 22 to 28 Aug 22Underbelly, Edinburgh :: V0495441914
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21 May 22The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V01362386753
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20 May 22The Old Courts, Wigan :: V0983651613
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19 May 22Brighton Komedia, Brighton :: V654
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13 May 22Lyceum Theatre, Crewe :: V470
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7 May 22Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
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23 Apr 22The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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22 Apr 22Parr Hall, Warrington :: V472
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20 Apr 22Epsom Playhouse, Epsom :: V699
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13 Apr 22Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone :: V683
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12 Mar 22Southend Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea :: V43
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5 Mar 22Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
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26 Feb 22Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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10 Feb 22Castle Theatre, Wellingborough :: V465
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9 Feb 22Epsom Playhouse, Epsom :: V699
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3 Feb 22Town Hall, Cheltenham :: V763828283
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10 Dec 21The Maltings, Farnham :: V701
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19 Nov 21 to 20 Nov 21Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury :: V0465778148
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22 Oct 21Bath Komedia, Bath :: V993962950
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15 Oct 21 to 16 Oct 21G-Live, Guildford :: V0839845247
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25 Sep 21Arts Centre, Colchester :: V1044
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15 Sep 21Earls Court, Inner London :: V1202
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16 Jul 21Cavendish Square, Inner London :: V01269029533
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13 Jul 21 to 14 Jul 21Museum of Comedy, Inner London :: V01075658590
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21 May 21The Maltings, Farnham :: V701
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14 May 21Hertford Theatre, Hertford :: V11900172
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5 May 21Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
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29 Apr 21 to 1 May 21Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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24 Apr 21artsdepot, Outer London :: V320
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16 Apr 21Alban Arena, St Albans :: V51
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9 Apr 21Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon :: V927
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19 Mar 21Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury :: V0797387378
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12 Mar 21Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone :: V683
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Heroes of Hooch - T01029890839

After eight years of sell-outs, the Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new, hilarious and intoxicating look at history's greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.Director Jeremy Stockwell. Stage ManagerChloe Forestier-Walker. Choreographer Caroline Pope. Music Chris Larner (songwriter).
18 Sep 21The Witham, Barnard Castle :: V2136159324
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4 Sep 20Hertford Theatre, Hertford :: V11900172
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24 Apr 20Bingley Little Theatre, Bingley :: V981
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17 Apr 20 to 18 Apr 20Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot :: V1149031166
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4 Apr 20Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham :: V984
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28 Mar 20Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury :: V0797387378
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27 Mar 20Cambridge Junction, Cambridge :: V23
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20 Mar 20 to 21 Mar 20Hertford Theatre, Hertford :: V11900172
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14 Mar 20Southend Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea :: V43
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13 Mar 20The Hexagon, Reading :: V734
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7 Mar 20Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
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28 Feb 20 to 29 Feb 20Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury :: V0465778148
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14 Feb 20Epsom Playhouse, Epsom :: V699
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8 Feb 20Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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7 Feb 20Bath Komedia, Bath :: V993962950
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31 Jan 20 to 1 Feb 20Town Hall, Cheltenham :: V763828283
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25 Jan 20Old Rep, Birmingham :: V147
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24 Jan 20The Core at Corby Cube, Corby :: V0614704705
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7 Dec 19Quarterhouse, Folkestone :: V911474519
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6 Dec 19Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
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30 Nov 19 to 10 Dec 19Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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23 Nov 19Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport :: V909
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22 Nov 19Hen & Chicken, Bristol :: V01509055039
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9 Nov 19Arts Centre, Colchester :: V1044
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8 Nov 19Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester :: V97
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12 Oct 19General, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V1415
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20 Sep 19Borough Theatre, Abergavenny :: V839
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31 Jul 19 to 25 Aug 19Underbelly, Edinburgh :: V0495441914
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9 Jul 19 to 10 Jul 19Museum of Comedy, Inner London :: V01075658590
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28 Mar 19 to 30 Mar 19Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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22 Mar 19The Maltings, Farnham :: V701
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16 Mar 19Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot :: V1149031166
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T0877608407

The Thinking Drinkers are back on tour with a brand-new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy. You'll learn a lot, you'll laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.
12 Apr 19 to 13 Apr 19Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
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Pub Crawl - T01982216667

Enjoy FIVE FREE DRINKS as these award-winning professional drink experts definitively prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Ever. An intoxicating, hilarious, time-travelling journey through our drink-drenched past, pouring the entire history of human civilisation into a shot glass. You'll laugh a lot, you'll learn a lot and, if that's not enough, did we mention the free drinks?
23 Mar 19Broadway Theatre, Letchworth :: V01514782357
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15 Mar 19Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury :: V0465778148
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9 Feb 19Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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8 Feb 19Hertford Theatre, Hertford :: V11900172
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2 Feb 19West End Centre, Aldershot :: V762
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1 Feb 19Court Theatre, Tring :: V54
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11 Dec 18Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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24 Nov 18artsdepot, Outer London :: V320
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23 Nov 18The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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8 Nov 18Arts Centre, Colchester :: V1044
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26 Oct 18South Mills Arts (formerly Rhodes Arts Complex), Bishops Stortford :: V01113524858
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25 Oct 18Cambridge Junction, Cambridge :: V23
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20 Oct 18Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester :: V97
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5 Oct 18Old Rep, Birmingham :: V147
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4 Oct 18Bath Komedia, Bath :: V993962950
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History of Alcohol - T557604739

When they're not being critically-acclaimed funny guys, The Thinking Drinkers are alcohol experts. That's what they do. Come to The Sessions, their monthly residency, and discover that a lot of life's answers can, in fact, be discovered at the bottom of a glass. As Ben & Tom reveal the people, the places and the past behind each bottle, every audience member gets FOUR FREE DRINKS , a few funnies if they've got them and plenty of pub ammo.
14 Apr 18The Southbank, Inner London :: V0324280152
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10 Feb 18South Street Arts Centre, Reading :: V736
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9 Feb 18The Library Theatre, Luton :: V02027386231
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12 Dec 17 to 23 Dec 17Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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1 Dec 17 to 2 Dec 17Epsom Playhouse, Epsom :: V699
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21 Oct 17The Witham, Barnard Castle :: V2136159324
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13 Oct 17South Street Arts Centre, Reading :: V736
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2 Aug 17 to 27 Aug 17The Fringe Office, Edinburgh :: V1059
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6 Apr 17 to 6 Jul 17Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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Around the World in 80 Drinks - T903683847

Laughter & learning abound in a new show from award-winning alcohol aficionados The Thinking Drinkers. Enjoy five delicious free drinks as you embark upon a euphoric, elbow-bending exploration from hooch-heavy Hindus to sozzled Arctic adventurers. As seen on Channel 4. Did we mention the free drinks?
4 Feb 17Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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23 Nov 16Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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3 Aug 16 to 28 Aug 16Underbelly, Edinburgh :: V0495441914
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28 Jun 16 to 30 Jun 16Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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The Thinking Drinker's Guide to the Legends of Liquor - T1192746299

Alcohol: One minute a soul mate, the next a psychopath; it can be both creative muse and pesky mischief-maker. Slide onto the bar stool of discovery and enjoy several free deluxe drinks as the Thinking Drinkers explore the liquid lives of history's most extraordinary elbow-benders. Alexander the Great, Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Parker, Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill star in this brand new show from award-winning drinks experts whose 'Guide to Alcohol' has sold-out at the Fringe and at London's Soho Theatre for three years running.Performer Tom Sandham. Performer Ben McFarland.
1 Oct 16Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray :: V437
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18 Mar 16The Mill Arts Centre (formerly The Mill), Banbury :: V794
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10 Feb 16Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray :: V437
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5 Feb 16Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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9 Dec 15 to 23 Dec 15Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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16 Oct 15Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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15 Oct 15Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
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10 Oct 15Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot :: V1149031166
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27 Jan 15 to 29 Jan 15Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
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Legends of Liquor - T1891648082

"Alcohol: One minute a soul mate, the next a psychopath; it can be both creative muse and pesky mischief-maker." For serious and not so serious devotees of legal recreational consumables, the 'Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol' is your bible" Dan AykroydPerformer Ben McFarland. Performer Tom Sandham.
30 Nov 14Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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8 Nov 14Millfield Theatre, Outer London :: V316
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7 Nov 14Fairfield Halls, Outer London :: V295
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6 Nov 14Epsom Playhouse, Epsom :: V699
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1 Nov 14The Harlington, Fleet :: V1902543385
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10 Jul 14Epsom Playhouse, Epsom :: V699
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The Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol - T01217597842

The Thinking Drinker s Guide to Alcohol will mesmerise both the mind and the mouth. While each audience member is given six super-premium spirits, each and every one an imbibing epiphany, Tom and Ben will celebrate alcohol s indisputable influence on life, love, literature and learning since the dawn of time ... And maybe even before that. Strictly over 18sPerformer Ben McFarland. Performer Tom Sandham.
28 Nov 14South Mills Arts (formerly Rhodes Arts Complex), Bishops Stortford :: V01113524858
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4 Jul 14Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge :: V982
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2 Dec 13Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
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8 Nov 12 to 10 Nov 12Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
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21 Dec 16 to 23 Dec 16Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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12 Oct 11Arts Theatre, West End :: V167
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07Oct11: A spirited show at The Arts, one night only (and a bad head the next day?!)
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