O Christmas Tea returns to Powell River

James and Jamesy bring acclaimed comedy back for holiday season

Grab your teacups, British comedians James and Jamesy are bringing back their unique brand of holiday hilarity to Max Cameron Theatre on Friday, December 15.

Celebrated internationally by critics and audiences, the stage comedy induces full-out belly laughs through a combination of the duo’s physical comedy and interactions with the crowd and each other, creating a magical whirlwind where anything seems plausible.

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“The Christmas season is the time of year when we are encouraged to dream big, embrace imagination and celebrate child-like excitement for magic and merriment,” says Alastair Knowles, who plays Jamesy, the quirky and playful half of London’s three-time Impresario Award-winning duo.

In O Christmas Tea, the duo’s wish for tea is granted, but with catastrophic and uproarious repercussions.

“As tea fills Jamesy’s flat/the stage and floods the world/the audience with tea, classic aquatic narratives such as Jaws, Noah’s Ark, and the Titanic all get steeped together and wrapped up in Christmas paper,” says Knowles.

Now in its third season of touring, experienced audiences can expect some changes to the show.

“We’re particularly excited by the addition of floor-to-ceiling projections,” says Aaron Malkin, who plays the bowler-hatted James.

Having toured all summer, including a stint at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Malkin says their experiences on the road have shaped the changes in O Christmas Tea.

“Seeing shows from around the world is one of the best aspects of touring internationally," says Malkin. "It’s impossible not to be inspired by the talent and ideas we come across. Fans familiar with our work will be surprised and delighted by new theatrical and magical elements we’ve added.”

Tickets for O Christmas Tea are available now from the Peak office, Max Cameron Theatre box office and The Old Courthouse Inn.

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy
When: 7.30pm, Friday, December 15
Where: Max Cameron Theatre
Price: $15-$26
Info: jamesandjamesy.com

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