I’ve seen two shows by the Thinking Drinkers, both in London, but this time I ventured up to Letchworth Garden City to see them on tour with their latest, The Thinking Drinkers’ Pub Crawl. There were a few of us; we stayed with friends who live nearby and made a day of it. Incidentally, did you know the first roundabout in the UK can be found in Letchworth? It was built in approx 1909 and is just down the road from the Broadway Cinema & Theatre, where this show took place.
Anyway, I digress. The Thinking Drinkers specialise in shows about the history of alcohol, offering up samples of booze to the audience as they take us through the show. This particular production is themed around the pub, and we are taken to various different kinds of pubs around the world, from early Greek taverns to Victorian gin palaces and Wild West saloons. Along the way we sample whisky, gin, rum and vodka, with a beer to wash it all down. There are plenty of amusing anecdotes and funny sketches, including a dildo race (it made sense at the time).
I enjoyed this latest instalment of the Thinking Drinkers’ unique brand of comedy, and I’ll keep my eye out for their next show.