The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

Comedy (storytelling)

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  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

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. 'Pioneers of alcohol based comedy' (Sunday Times). 'A terrific show. The best value for money in town' **** (Scotsman). 'Hugely funny, genuinely fascinating' **** (Edinburgh Evening News).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is ramp access to the front door. Then level access to front row seats. There are 14 steps if not taking the accessible entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) about 23 hours ago

This new show, 'Heros of Hooch' is along their usual lines, or perhaps a bit slicker than usual? After 5 drinks it can be hard to tell! great guys, great show - if they are at the Fringe next year we'll be there ... and the following year ...

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British Theatre.com (4/5 stars) 3 days ago

With elaborate costume changes, some gratuitous nudity and plenty of bad jokes, this is another funny and entertaining dip into the history of alcohol.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 12 days ago

Award-winning drinks writers and comedy performers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham return to Edinburgh with their latest libation, The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch, in Underbelly, Cowbarn.Five offerings are made as the onstage story races through epic events and outstanding people associated with alcohol. There’s something for everyone and once...

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Dates, Times and Prices