British Comedians Bringing “O Christmas Tea” to the Grand Theatre

Published on: 2022/12/21 - in Entertainment

The beloved British comedy duo James & Jamesy are bringing their holiday show, O Christmas Tea, to Kingston for the first time.

The rollicking comedy, which has sold over 100,000 tickets since its 2013 debut, is reminiscent of classic British pantos, with wordplay, physical comedy, and interactive elements. But it is James & Jamesy’s boundless imagination and endearing chemistry that provide the heart of the play.

In O Christmas Tea, James and Jamesy debate the relevance of imagination in an adult world as they embark on a tea-filled adventure through a world where reality and imagination are intertwined. With the help of the audience, the duo find innovative and hilarious solutions to stay afloat as they try to make their way back home.

Redefining immersive theatre, James & Jamesy bring their audience on a jolly escapade with surprising depth in this joyous celebration of friendship at Christmas. The show has received rave reviews, with the CBC calling it “complete and utter fun… for all ages” and Stage Door Toronto saying “I cannot think of a show that will leave you more profoundly happy than this.”

O Christmas Tea will be performed on December 17 at 3pm and 7.30pm in the Kingston Grand Theatre at 218 Princess St in Kingston.

Tickets can be purchased at and more information on the tour can also be found on the website.

Aaron Malkin (James), Alastair Knowles (Jamesy), and David MacMurray Smith are creators, performers, and educators of physical comedy and physical theatre. Since 2012, James & Jamesy productions have been performed over 800 times across the UK, USA, and Canada, earning lifetime fans and rave reviews.

The physical comedians are winners of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Ensemble and are 23-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.

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