Many of our readers may recognise the names James and Jamesy. They are the characters in the upcoming uproarious holiday-themed comedy, O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy, which is showing this coming Monday (December 11th) and Tuesday (December 12th) at 7:30pm at the Sid Williams Theater. We hope to see you there.

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Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss will delight in a rollicking Christmas romp through a world steeped in tea, as James & Jamesy present their uproarious holiday-themed comedy as part of their Pacific Northwest Tour.

After writing a letter to Santa requesting tea, the duo must deal with the catastrophic repercussions that come from having their wish granted. Audience members of all ages join them in their action-packed quest to save the world, ever finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them, and their hopes, afloat in a sea of tea.

To help set the stage Tidechange.ca had a chat with Aaron Malkin and Alistair Knowles about this show. You can view the Q&A below.

Pieter Vorster

Chief Editor

How does this show differ from previous performances?

How does this show differ from previous performances?

Every year we tour O Christmas Tea it provides us with the opportunity to integrate more elements that we are excited about. Since debuting O Christmas Tea in 2015, we’ve had the opportunity to perform at some of the world’s largest theatre festivals where we have found inspiration and fantastic ideas which we have fun trying to integrate into the show. Some of these elements include dazzling costumes, new songs and choreography, magical effects, and a hilarious and beautifully woven story around the meaning of Christmas.
Is there an ongoing theme or storyline that the audience could/should pick up on?

Is there an ongoing theme or storyline that the audience could/should pick up on?

Christmas!!
But seriously, we think Christmas is a time when people can get together and celebrate community, friendship, imagination, and child-like wonder.

Is this a family-friendly event, or best left to the the adults?

Is this a family-friendly event, or best left to the the adults?

It’s great for everyone. Grab your kids. Grab your co-workers.
What is your own personal favourite tea?

What is your own personal favourite tea?

James (Aaron) tends to herbals because he doesn’t want the caffeine. Jamesy (Alistair) prefers coffee.