Buckle your theatre seats and grab your teacups, British comedians James and Jamesy are bringing their unique brand of holiday hilarity to Chilliwack. James and Jamesy have already won just about every comedy award they can, and the reason is obvious: these two are exceptional.
Their Canadian tour of their acclaimed show O Christmas Tea, takes the theatre and turns it on its head breaking not only the fourth wall but the space-time continuum as well. The only thing these two don’t break is their tea set in this wonderful evening of play and whimsy.
Celebrated internationally by critics and audiences alike, this is the kind of comedy that induces full-out belly laughs all the way through – the combination of the duo’s physical comedy, their interactions with the crowd and each other create a magical whirlwind where anything seems plausible.
“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 Jamesy (Alastair Knowles) the quirky and playful half of London’s 3-time Impresario Award-winning duo.
“In O Christmas Tea, my character’s wish for tea is granted, but with catastrophic and uproarious repercussions. As tea fills my flat and floods the world, our performance spills from the stage into the audience. Classic aquatic narratives like Jaws, Noah’s ark, and the Titanic all get steeped together and thematically wrapped up in the Christmas spirit.” said Knowles.
Describing any part of this show does the art a disservice, as this show must be seen to be understood. Go see this show! The script is absolutely astonishing and these two titans of the comedy circuit present one of the tightest pieces of theatre I have ever seen.
December 8th and 9th at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.
Tickets and info at jamesandjamesy.com