Toronto Fringe Festival: High Tea

James and Jamesy's comedy brew is served with a heaping spoonful of imagination

By James & Jamesy with David MacMurray Smith

Jamesy and James in High Tea. Photo by Kathy Knowles.

Tea for two turns into a playful sea adventure in the family-friendly comedy High Tea, now playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

When a catastophic disaster floods the world in tea, caffeine connoisseurs James (Aaron Malkin) and Jamesy (Alastair Knowles) must find a way to keep themselves afloat. Audience members actively participate throughout the performance as the eccentric duo evoke the spirit of well-known maritime stories such as Noah's Ark, Jaws and Titanic.

After a bit of a slow start, James and Jamesy break down the fourth wall. Audience members are encouraged to wear costumes and play key roles in the action as the sensible James and juvenile Jamesy navigate their way safely back to Jamesy's living room.

Using elements of theatre, physical comedy and dance, James and Jamesy create their own version of a mad tea party. The result is absurd humour with a dash of wit. While it may not be everyone's cuppa, it will certainly delight those with a taste for silliness. High Tea runs until July 12 at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Visit for more information and to buy tickets.

Show Dates: 
Thu, 2015-07-02 - Sun, 2015-07-12
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