2 for Tea – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release


From press release:

James & Jamesy in 2 for Tea

“I actually peed myself!”

England’s critically acclaimed surreal physical comedy duo lures you into their “delightfully bizarre” world with their innocence and “endearing chemistry.” Their respective idiosyncrasies and the peculiar formalities of their tea rituals bring vitality to the mundane, turning an ordinary tea party into a fantastic wonderland of stimulation and play. Since their 2009 performance in Jessie Award nominated Hard Times Hit Parade, James and Jamesy have toured internationally, inspiring awe and laughter with their “casual virtuosity” and trademark approach to physical comedy.

Points of Interest:

The show involves six fully costumed performers, four of whom are selected from the audience. Thus each performance is unique.

The entire story is built from the simplicity of a tea party. In moments between events, where nothing seems to be happening, entire scenes unfold.

The show started off as a 10-minute improvised sketch as part of the Poupon Parade Clown Troupe’s debut show in Vancouver. It was invited to be performed at numerous events in the Pacific North-West, with producers requesting the sketch’s expansion. This has led to its current 60-minute form.

Tea is served to the audience, who are encouraged to bring a proper teacup to the show.


★★★★½ “True genius.” Beat Magazine, London

Patron’s Pick, London Fringe

Most Memorable Performance, 13th Hour, Montreal Fringe

Just for Laughs Best Comedy nominee

Life & Depth

in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

2 for Tea

Writers/Performers: Aaron Malkin & Alastair Knowles

Ringmaster: David MacMurray Smith

Stage Manager: Chris Ross

Opens July 4th runs to July 13th

Venue #4, The Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St.

(formerly known as Bathurst St. Theatre)


Performances (60 minutes):

Thursday, July 4, 2013 – 11:00pm

Saturday, July 6, 2013 – 9:15pm

Monday, July 8, 2013 – 6:30pm

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – 10:45pm

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – 7:30pm

Friday, July 12, 2013 – 12-noon

Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 4:00pm



$10 at the door / $9 (+ $2 service fee) in advance

Phone: 416.966.1062 ext. 1

Online: http://www.fringetoronto.com/