Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your Teacups!
From the unbridled imagination of beloved British comedy duo James & Jamesy comes the rollicking
holiday comedy O Christmas Tea.

Reminiscent of classic British pantos, O Christmas Tea is rich with wordplay, comic physicality, and
cleverly crafted interactive elements; however, it is James & Jamesy’s boundless imagination and
endearing chemistry that bring to life the magic of this unique festive experience.

Already a tradition for thousands of theatre-goers each year, O Christmas Tea will be steeping its
uproarious brand of immersive theatre in Courtenay on November 27 th (Sid Williams Theatre) and
Nanaimo on December 12 th (Port Theatre).

During the action-packed production, a Christmas wish for tea is fulfilled in titanic proportions. The
world floods with tea, leaving the duo to find innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat as
they try to make their way back home.

Complete and utter fun… for all ages.

★★★★★ CBC

I cannot think of a show that will leave you more profoundly happy than this.

★★★★★ Stage Door Toronto

“The Christmas season is a magical time of year that brings people of all ages together; a time when we
are encouraged to dream big, embrace imagination, and celebrate a childlike excitement for
merriment,” explains Alastair Knowles (Jamesy), the eccentric half of the award-winning duo.
Redefining immersive theatre, these masters of physical comedy—with over 20 comedy awards to their
name—take their audience on a jolly aquatic escapade in this joyous celebration of friendship at

Event Listing Details: O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

Showtime: November 27 at 7.30pm
Venue: Sid Williams Theatre, 442 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2J2
Tickets: or 250.338.2430 ext.1 ($19.50-$35.50)

Showtime: December 12 at 7.30pm
Venue: Port Theatre, 125 Front St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6Z4
Tickets: or 250.754.8550 ($27-$42)

About James & Jamesy (

David MacMurray Smith, Aaron Malkin (James), and Alastair Knowles (Jamesy) are creators, performers,
and educators of physical comedy and physical theatre. Since 2012, James & Jamesy productions have
been performed over 750 times across the UK, USA, and Canada, earning lifetime fans and rave reviews.
In 2017, they sold out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe and in 2018 performed a 5-week run Off
Broadway at New York's SoHo Playhouse. Among other accolades, the physical comedians are winners
of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Ensemble and are 22-time “Best of Fest” winners on the
International Comedy circuit. James & Jamesy continue to defy expectations with their innovative
creations that delight and excite audiences of all ages. Their unique humour appeals to those of all ages
and fosters an inclusive atmosphere, encouraging of audience involvement.

Jill Raymond

Media Contact, rayAction creative