High Tea – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

From Press Release:

James & Jamesy High Tea (photo by Kathy Knowles)1

Monty Python meets Dr. Seuss in an infectiously fun, perpetually playful wonderland

Set Sail on an Uproarious Theatrical Adventure High Tea from Fringe Festival favourites and 10-Time “Best-of-Fest” Winners, James & Jamesy.

From two multi-award winning, masterful comedians and creators of Fringe hit 2 for Tea comes the outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive journey of James & Jamesy in High Tea, on stage July 2 – 12, 2015 at the Randolph Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Transcending physical comedy and redefining immersive theatre, the 10-time “Best-of-Fest” winners will sweep spectators out to sea in an aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity.

“Our audiences often surprise themselves by how eager they are to jump into a costume and join in on the fun with James and I,” explains Jamesy, the quirky, meticulous, and rather obsessive half of the uproarious British duo. “High Tea is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, made new each evening from fresh interpretations by the eclectic audience members that become part of the show. But be advised: this is no smooth sailing voyage. I experience a momentary lapse in judgment that – quite literally – results in a dramatic breaking of the fourth wall. 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, James & Jamesy’s in High Tea and 2 for Tea – the dynamic duo’s premiere work – has been performed 175 times, combined, across 13 Canadian cities. More than 15,000 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 regularly receives glowing praise. High Tea has won Best of Fest (Winnipeg), Most Outstanding Show (London), Best Comedy (Victoria), Patrons’ Pick (London), and Best Script (Montreal).

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 – from children and adults – and fosters an inclusive atmosphere, encouraging of audience involvement.

Venue: #5
Randolph Theatre
736 Bathurst St.

Tickets: $10
Online: FringeToronto.com
Phone: 416 966 1062

Thu, July 2, 7pm
Sat, Jul 4, noon
Tue, July 7, 5pm
Thu, July 9, noon
Fri, July 10, 9:15pm
Sat, July 11, 4pm
Sun, July 12, 1:45pm