60 minutes | Comedy | G
With 14 Best of Fest awards to their name and glowing praise across the interwebs, I expected 2 for Tea to deliver some quality entertainment — and boy did they follow through! Dynamic duo Jamesy and James make a delightfully opposite comedy pair, one flamboyantly balancing on the tip of his chair like a mop-headed flamingo while the other sternly sips his tea in a smart suit and bowler hat.
The physical comedy is the best part of this show, and fans of absurdist humour will have a hard time containing their laughs when the fourth wall is shattered and the audience participation begins (wait, no, this is the best part of the show). The audience was cram packed into the Academic Hall theatre on opening night, which turned out to be a sold-out show, and for good reason.
With its many accolades I think Fringers were confident that 2 for Tea would be a guaranteed gut-buster, and this confidence was not misplaced. An engaged and enthusiastic audience meant even better moments of improvisation, some so good that the actors themselves momentarily lost it.
I encourage every Fringe-goer to get out and snag a ticket for 2 for Tea before it sells out, and to practice your British accent and YMCA dance for the best experience possible.
2 For Tea is playing at Academic Hall, 133 Séraphin-Marion, Tuesday, June 21, 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 23, 10:30 p.m.; Friday, June 24, 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m.