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  • The Who?

    Yup. The Gin Whore.

    The Gin Whore - Katherine O'Neil

    Katherine O'Neil (Her mother is delighted)

    Kate's been in the drinks industry almost 15 years. (Gosh she doesn’t look old enough!). Having presided over a mobile cocktail bar company (before EVERYONE had one), serving martinis to everyone from Jeremy Kyle, to the Rolling Stones, lost corporate souls and even the odd Prime Minister. Now Kate’s day job is drinks marketing events, having sold tickets to over 45,000 experiences - but being a Gin Whore is her real calling. Engrossed in the History of Gin, with tips on everything from where to get the best martinis, to how to please your ‘clients’ and cooking with Gin; her passion is educating about all things juniper.

    But isn’t that a little risqué???

    Yes, but as Kate keeps reminding her Mother, it’s all grounded in historical fact. At the height of the Gin Craze of 1750, in London, 1 in 4 women prostituted themselves to fuel their gin addiction.

    Progress of a Woman of Pleasure - The Gin Whore

    ‘Progress of a Woman of Pleasure’ 1794, shows a servant descend into alcoholism, prostitution and destitution, “heart sick at disappointment from all your Friends, and you stupefy yourself with Gin.”

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  • Mixing Sin & Tonic...

    The Gin Whore Tour

    Historical tales of hooch & harlots, paired with the very best gins, in this slightly naughty one woman show.

    The 90 minute show covers the History of Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern Gin renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and modern techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with 2 tonics. There'll be tips on becoming a modern Gin Whore - from where to drink, to the trouble you’ll have dating and how to become a professional ‘Old Tom’.

     

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    The Gin Whore's Guide to Entertaining...

    A book of the best tips for entertaining with gin; cocktails, cookery & clients, plus more stories of the whores & distillers who came before us.

  • The Gin Whore Tour Review Broadway Baby

    ☆☆☆☆☆ "Light-hearted, humorous & highly entertaining little gin jaunt. . . Bold as a beefeater, gutsy as gunpowder, cool as an iceberg and happy as a hawker, Kate did a diamond delivery. "

    Richard Beck, Broadway Baby

    The Gin Whore Review

    "Hilarious & charming the Gin Whore takes spirits appreciation to new levels of enjoyment. Arguably the most fun you can have with a full glass in your hand!"

    Dr. Brooke Magnanti - AKA Belle de Jour

    ☆☆☆☆ "the most interesting part – besides the gins – was the social history linking gin with prostitution."

    Johanna Makelainen, Broadway Baby

    ☆☆☆☆"With an ever changing selection of gins on offer and a fascinating collection of facts and stories, The Gin Whore Tour is an excellent way to spend an evening."

    Frodo Allan, Broadway Baby

  • Tour Dates

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    2018 TOUR DATES
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    Glasgow - Glasgow Comedy Festival - Citizen M Hotel , 7pm Fri 23rd March, 4pm & 7pm Sat 24th March.

    London - 7pm Sat 5th May

    Brighton - 7pm Sat 26th May, 7pm Sun 27th May

    London - 7pm Sat 23rd June

    Manchester

    Edinburgh - 8.35pm Mon 20th - Sun 26th August

    Amsterdam - 7pm Fri 14th Sept, 7pm Sat 15th Sept

    Dublin - 7pm Fri 21st Sept, 7pm Sat 22nd Sept

    Belfast - Fri 19th Sept, Sat 20th Sept

     

     

     

    2017 Tour
     

    Glasgow - 11 & 12 March 2017 - Wild Cabaret - Part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival - 12:30pm & 3:30pm shows

    Brighton - 27 & 28 May 2017 - The Warren Theatre by Otherplace Brighton - Part of the Brighton Fringe Festival - 1pm & 4pm Shows

    London - 10 June 2017 - Museum of Comedy - 1 & 4pm Shows - celebrating World Gin Day.

    London - 17 June - Museum of Comedy - 1 & 4pm Shows - celebrating World Martini Day.

    Glasgow - 24th June - Citizen M Hotel

    Edinburgh - 21- 27 August 2017 - The Studio @ St. Augustines by Paradise in the Green - Edinburgh Fringe 8.35pm

    Stamford - 23rd Sept 2017 - Arts Centre Theatre - 6:45pm - Part of the Stamford Georgian Festival 
    London - 7th & 8th October 2017 - The Museum of Comedy - 1pm & 4pm Shows

    Mansfield - 10th October 2017 - Groucho's Bar in Mansfield Palace Theatre - 7pm

    Manchester - 21st & 22nd October 2017 -http://www.stageandradiomcr.co.uk/- 1pm & 4pm Shows

     

  • Tickets:

    The Gin Whore Tour

    After Premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival join the fun in your local city...

    Belfast 19th & 20th Oct
    $30.00
    City Centre Venue TBC

    90 minute show discovering Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and the latest techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with tonics.

    Please arrive 30 mins prior to show with your ticket. Read our ticket ts&cs here: http://tiny.cc/GinWhoreTsCs.
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    Dublin - 21st & 22nd September 2018
    $30.00
    City Centre Venue TBC

    90 minute show discovering Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and the latest techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with tonics.

    Please arrive 30 mins prior to show with your ticket. Read our ticket ts&cs here: http://tiny.cc/GinWhoreTsCs.
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    Amsterdam - 14th & 15th September 2018
    $30.00
    City Centre Venue TBC

    90 minute show discovering Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and the latest techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with tonics.

    Please arrive 30 mins prior to show with your ticket. Read our ticket ts&cs here: http://tiny.cc/GinWhoreTsCs.
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    Edfringe - 20th -26th August
    $30.00
    City Centre Venue TBC

    90 minute show discovering Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and the latest techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with tonics.

    Please arrive 30 mins prior to show with your ticket. Read our ticket ts&cs here: http://tiny.cc/GinWhoreTsCs.
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    Manchester 27th & 28th July 2018
    $30.00
    City Centre Venue TBC

    90 minute show discovering Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and the latest techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with tonics.

    Please arrive 30 mins prior to show with your ticket. Read our ticket ts&cs here: http://tiny.cc/GinWhoreTsCs.
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    Brighton - 26th & 27th May 2018
    $30.00
    City Centre Venue TBC

    90 minute show discovering Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and the latest techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with tonics.

    Please arrive 30 mins prior to show with your ticket. Read our ticket ts&cs here: http://tiny.cc/GinWhoreTsCs.
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    London - 23rd June - 7pm
    $30.00
    City Centre Venue TBC - 7pm start

    90 minute show discovering Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and the latest techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with tonics.

    Please arrive 30 mins prior to show with your ticket. Read our ticket ts&cs here: http://tiny.cc/GinWhoreTsCs.
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    London - 5th May 2018 - 7pm
    $30.00
    City Centre Venue TBC - 7pm Start

    90 minute show discovering Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and the latest techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with tonics.

    Please arrive 30 mins prior to show with your ticket. Read our ticket ts&cs here: http://tiny.cc/GinWhoreTsCs.
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    Glasgow Comedy Festival 23rd - 24th March 2018
    $30.00
    Citizen M Glasgow

    90 minute show discovering Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and the latest techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with tonics.

    Please arrive 30 mins prior to show with your ticket. Read our ticket ts&cs here: http://tiny.cc/GinWhoreTsCs.
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