British Comedy Duo James & Jamesy Bring “O Christmas Tea” to Powell River
If you like Monty Python, Mr. Bean, or Dr. Seuss, you will love this rollicking Christmas romp through a world steeped in tea.
As part of their Vancouver Island Tour, critically and audience acclaimed British comedians James & Jamesy make their triumphant debut in Courtenay, Nanaimo, and Duncan this holiday season with their uproarious Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea, on stage December 6, 2016 at 7:30pm at Max Cameron Theatre in Powell River. The 17-time ‘Best-of-Fest’ winners from theatre festivals across North America invite audience members of all ages to join them in their action-packed quest to save the world from drowning in tea.
“The Christmas season is a magical time of year that brings people of all ages together; a time when we are encouraged to dream big, embrace imagination and celebrate a child-like excitement for merriment,” says Jamesy, the quirky and playful half of London’s three-time Impresario Award-winning duo. “O Christmas Tea brings to the stage a celebration of that joyous holiday spirit, sweeping spectators into an immersive adventure, leaving them bubbling with laughter and brimming with holiday cheer.”
Catastrophe strikes at James & Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea. The friends leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat. Redefining immersive theatre, these masters of physical comedy—with over a dozen comedy awards to their name—sweep the audience out to sea in a jolly aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity in a celebration of friendship at Christmas.
Regarded as “one of the most popular Fringe duos ever” (CBC), the charismatic James & Jamesy have toured across North America since 2012, performing their original works – including High Tea, 2 for Tea, and In The Dark – more than 400 times to more than 40,000 audience members, earning rave reviews and lifetime fans. Among other accolades, the physical comedians are 2-time finalists for the Just for Laugh’s Best Comedy Award, and finalists for the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Ensemble. They have also been awarded Best of Fest (Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto), Most Outstanding Show (London), Best Comedy (Victoria), Patron’s Pick (London) and Best Script (Montreal).
This performance is part of a 7-city BC tour of O Christmas Tea, which will take James & Jamesy to the following additional cities this December: Courtenay, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Victoria, Duncan, and Maple Ridge.
Since 2012, James & Jamesy have been fearlessly embodied by Aaron Malkin as James and Alastair Knowles as Jamesy. Together, they create award-winning performances that blend theatre, physical comedy, and dance to take audiences on fantastical trips of the imagination. Their unique humour appeals to those of all ages – from children to adults – and fosters an inclusive atmosphere, encouraging of audience involvement. Complementing performances are workshops for students and the community that educate on improvisation and physical comedy techniques, while inspiring participants to overcome fears and find freedom in new and inventive methods of self-expression.
O Christmas Tea Show Details
Date: December 6, 2016 at 7:30pm
Location: Max Cameron Theatre, 5400 Marine Avenue
- $26 Adult
- $24 Senior
- $15 Student
- $22 Group of 10 or more adults
Tickets are available for purchase at the following locations:
- The Peak: 4400 Marine Ave
- 2 Lakes Coffee in the Townsite
- Red Lion Pub in Wildwood
- Old Courthouse Inn: 6243 Walnut St.
You can also purchase tickets online: JamesandJamesy.com/o-christmas-tea
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