James & Jamesy in the Dark – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

From press release

Celebrated British comedians James & Jamesy reach new heights of hilarity and depths of profundity with their production James & Jamesy in the Dark, July 5 – 16, 2017 at the Al Green Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. 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.

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.

James & Jamesy in the Dark offers 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. More than 50,000 audience members have relished their unique, signature brand of imaginative, joyous art.


  • Wednesday July 5th, 08:15 pm
  • Friday July 7th, 10:00 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 01:00 pm
  • Tuesday July 11th, 06:45 pm
  • Wednesday July 12th, 01:15 pm
  • Friday July 14th, 02:15 pm
  • Saturday July 15th, 04:00 pm


  • James & Jamesy in the Dark plays at the Al Green Theatre. (750 Spadina Ave.)
  • Tickets are $12. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Scadding Court, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.
  • This venue is barrier-free. Note that only certain building entrances are wheelchair-accessible. Accessible seating is in front of the front row, and may have poor sightlines for certain productions.

Photo of James & Jamesy by Thaddeus Hink