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Rollicking holiday comedy spreads lots of joy

From the unbridled imagination of beloved British comedy duo James and Jamesy comes the rollicking holiday comedy O Christmas Tea.

The beloved duo bring their unique and charming style of comedy to Ontario for the first time. They are set to perform at the Flato Markham Theatre on Dec.8.

Reminiscent of classic British pantos, O Christmas Tea is rich in wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements; yet it is James and Jamesy’s boundless imagination and endearing chemistry that provide the real magic and heart of this play.

“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 childlike excitement for merriment,” explains Alastair Knowles (Jamesy), the eccentric half of the award-winning duo.

As the curtain rises on the duo’s Christmas tea party, the pair plunge into a debate on the relevance of imagination in an adult world.

Embodying optimism and generosity, Jamesy’s Christmas wish for enough tea to serve the entire world is answered in titanic—nay, biblical—proportions.

What ensues is an adventure through a world filled with tea, where reality and imagination are wonderfully intertwined, and the audience finds themselves completely immersed in the action.

With the help of the audience, the duo find innovative and hilarious solutions to stay afloat as they try to make their way back home.

Redefining immersive theatre, these masters of physical comedy—with over 20 comedy awards to their name—bring their audience on a jolly escapade with surprising depth in this joyous celebration of friendship at Christmas.

Visit markhamtheatre.ca for more information.

 

 

Photo: “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 childlike excitement for merriment,” explains Alastair Knowles (Jamesy), the eccentric half of the award-winning duo. Photo courtesy of Thaddeus-Hink.

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