Buckle your theatre seats!

By popular demand, British comedy legends James & Jamesy return to Vancouver Island with their wildly popular holiday classic O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy. The three-time London Impresario Award-winning duo will flood theatres in Sidney (Nov. 14 and 15), Duncan (Nov. 16), Courtenay (Nov. 17), Nanaimo (Nov. 18) and Victoria (Nov. 19) with joy and laughter in this multi-award winning tea-themed comedy.

Reminiscent of classic British pantos, O Christmas Tea is rich with wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements, yet it’s the duo’s boundless imagination and endearing chemistry that provide the real magic.

“The Christmas season is the time of year when we’re encouraged to dream big, embrace imagination, and celebrate child-like excitement for magic and merriment,” says Alastair Knowles, who plays Jamesy. “With O Christmas Tea, we bring together multiple generations in the theatre, laughing and enjoying each other’s company — and ours.”

James and Jamesy have already won just about every comedy award they can, and the reason is obvious: these two are exceptional. Already a holiday tradition for thousands across Vancouver Island, the duo are excited to welcome returning and new audiences alike to this year’s theatrical and spectacular tea party.

“No other holiday show does what O Christmas Tea does. You emerge from it invigorated, rejuvenated, and joyful that the child in you is now awake,” says reviewer Christopher Hoile (Stage Door Toronto) in his five-star review of the show.

Fans and critics alike are in awe of the duo’s ability to elicit a sense of play in a room full of adults. By juxtaposing British propriety with an unabashed love for the unexpected, O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy casts away the conventions of theatre and joyously breaks the fourth wall. In fact, just about the only thing these two don’t break is their Royal Doulton tea set in this wonderful evening of play and whimsy.

Where to catch ‘O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy’ on the South Island

  • Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney – Nov. 14 and 15
  • The Royal Theatre, Victoria – Nov. 19

Find additional showings across the Island and ticket info online here.

Buckle in and settled down for an evening of joy, laughter and whimsy at O Christmas Tea this holiday season.

Buckle in and settled down for an evening of joy, laughter and whimsy at O Christmas Tea this holiday season.

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