James & Jamesy in the Dark Coming To Vancouver

James & Jamesy in the Dark Coming To Vancouver
Photo credit: Thaddeus Hink

Photo credit: Thaddeus Hink

Arriving this Fall in Vancouver at the Waterfront Theatre, from October 5 – 16, 2016. Celebrated artists James & Jamesy reach new heights of hilarity and depths of profundity with their newest production James & Jamesy in the Dark.

Hailed as “one of the most popular Fringe duos ever” (CBC) James & Jamesy’s latest theatrical excursion is performed entirely in darkness, with the only light originating from custom-built, illuminated costumes. Amidst this void, the duo employs their unique brand of British comedy to conjure an adventure of discovery, friendship, and creation.

“In the Dark’s origin came when we were hired to perform at an outdoor music festival in 2014, but were dealt the challenge that we’d be performing at night and without any technical support,” explained James, played by Aaron Malkin, the reserved foil to his hyperactive partner. “The natural solution, of course, was to create headpieces that were essentially roaming theatre spotlights. The result was simply magical. We knew immediately that we have found the seed for our next production.”

James & Jamesy in the Dark begins in blackness. Soon, two chaps, who each believe they are alone in existence, happen upon each other. The encounter launches them into a series of physical and philosophical discoveries, overflowing with intricately layered wordplay. As they navigate this inky limbo, they conjure an adventure around creation itself.

The visually spectacular show is a painting come to life; a rich, raw encounter that blends the playfulness of Pixar with the existential ponderings of Beckett. While touring to Fringe Festivals across Canada, the work has earned a litany of accolades, including Just for Laughs ‘Best Comedy’ and ‘Most Creative’ nominations at Montreal Fringe and the ‘Patrons’ Pick Award’ at London Fringe, as well as five-star reviews from CBC and the London Free Press.

Praising the production, CBC stated, “it’s like watching two big imaginative kids in a tent with flashlights, as they bring to life a whole world and invite you to step inside.” James & Jamesy in the Dark offers a fresh perspective on the fascinating characters of James and Jamesy, who’s previous two productions – High Tea and 2 for Tea – entrenched the duo as Fringe Festival royalty, having performed across Canada more than 150 times each. In total, more than 40,000 audience members have relished their unique, signature brand of imaginative, joyous art.

The production is created by James and Jamesy in collaboration with David MacMurray Smith.

Event Details: 

Show: James & Jamesy in the Dark

Date: October 5 – 16, 2016

Where: Waterfront Theatre – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

Tickets: Tickets are on sale now online or order by phone at 1-877-840-0457

$27 Adult
$18 Youth (18 years & under)
Half Price Performance: October 5

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Photo credit: Thaddeus Hink

Photo credit: Thaddeus Hink

The James & Jamesy in the Dark Giveaway

James & Jamesy in the Dark is generously gifting one lucky EH Canada reader, a family four pack of tickets – to the opening night show October 5th. Enter for your chance to win below.

Open to Lower mainland BC– Enter by September 27, 2016

Prize (1 winner) –

      • A family four pack of tickets – to opening night show October 5th.

About Michelle Bastien

Originally from Nova Scotia, she is now living in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia with her husband and their three young sons. After working in customer service for over 16 years, she recently took the plunge to live her dream of being a homemaker. Her house is very loud and pretty crazy but she wouldn’t have it any other way.