13-Time “Best-of-Fest” Winners James & Jamesy Set Sail on an Uproarious Theatrical Adventure in
– High Tea –
Monty Python meets Dr. Seuss in an infectiously fun, perpetually playful wonderland from Fringe Festival favourites
From the multi-award winning, masterful comedians James & Jamesy comes the inventive and outrageously funny theatrical adventure High Tea, on stage September 24 – October 4, 2015 at Presentation House Theatre. Transcending physical comedy and redefining immersive theatre, the 13-time “Best-of-Fest” Fringe winners will sweep spectators out to sea in an aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity.
“All too often, we look enviously upon a child’s imagination as an instrument lost to us as adults,” explains Jamesy, the quirky, meticulous, and rather obsessive half of the uproarious British duo. “In High Tea, we reinstall the freeing feeling of limitless possibilities to the delight of both adults and children, by inspiring a playful and encouraging performance arena. Our eclectic audiences often surprise themselves by how eager they are to jump into a costume and join in on the fun with James and I – transforming High Tea each evening through their imaginative interpretations. And don’t forget your teacup. Tea will be served!”
When a catastrophic disaster floods the world in tea, caffeine connoisseurs James & Jamesy leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat. Evoking the spirit of well-known maritime adventures including Noah’s Ark, Jaws, and Titanic, audience members will ease into their roles as pivotal characters in the work, playing along with the unforgettable, witty antics of James & Jamesy.
Since 2012, High Tea and 2 for Tea – the dynamic duo’s premiere work – along with their newest creation In The Dark has been performed more than 225 times, combined, across 13 Canadian cities. More than 25,000 audience members have relished their cheeky, laugh-inducing theatrics celebrated among children and adults alike.
Hailed as “a child’s imagination on steroids” by The London Free Press and “complete and utter fun” by the CBC, critics rave for the charismatic James & Jamesy in High Tea. A must-see performance on the Canadian Fringe circuit, the unstoppable duo, regarded as “one of the most popular fringe duos ever” (CBC), has been named Best of Fest (Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto), Most Outstanding Show (London), Best Comedy (Victoria), Patrons’ Pick (London), Best Script (Montreal), among many other accolades.
About James & Jamesy (jamesandjamesy.com)
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 and fosters an inclusive atmosphere, encouraging of audience involvement. Complementing performances are workshops for elementary, high school, and university-aged students 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.
September 24 – October 4, 2015
Opening: September 24
Wednesday – Sunday: 8pm
Half Price Performance: September 24
Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver