Fall 2015 @ PHT

High Tea

September 24th – October 4th, 2015

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From two multi-award winning, masterful British comedians comes the outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive journey of James & Jamesy in High Tea. Transcending physical comedy and redefining immersive theatre, the 12-time ‘Best-of-Fest’ winners sweep spectators out to sea in an aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity.

“Outrageously funny, magnificently written, beautifully choreographed.”
starstarstarstarstar London Free Press

“Complete and utter fun.”
starstarstarstarstar CBC

“An ode to the idea that anything is possible.”
starstarstarstarstar Torontoist

“I cannot think of a show that will leave you more profoundly happy than this.”
starstarstarstarstar Stage Door, Toronto

This delightful piece of theatre has taken the Canadian theatre festivals by storm, winning awards across the country, including BEST COMEDY (Victoria), BEST OF FRINGE (Toronto), PICK OF FRINGE (Vancouver), PATRONS’ PICK (London), BEST SCRIPT (Montreal), and MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW (London).



October 14th – 25th, 2015

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I WISH… is an international collaboration with the acclaimed Teatro Elsinor from Italy and part of a larger international collaboration called BOOMERANG.

People from every country, right around the globe have — wishes. Lee has been recording these wishes, wishes from real people all over the world. He is ready to share his discoveries but his equipment is suddenly destroyed and his life’s work is lost. With the help of Sal, a former interviewee, Lee struggles to see past his technology and face the real audience before him. What Lee and Sal discover is something very special — a unique community of young people right before their eyes, full of their own unique wishes.

I WISH… explores the themes of poverty and immigration through the  voices and dreams of our youth.

Suitable for ages 8 to 14


October 28th – November 8th, 2015

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Snapshots takes place in the attic of Sue and Dan, a couple whose marriage has fallen apart after 30 years together. Sue, who is about to leave her husband, has gone to the attic to retrieve a hidden suitcase when Dan unexpectedly comes home early. During this encounter, a box of photographs falls to the floor and leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots.

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, Snapshots is worth a thousand praises.” – VancouverScape.com

“Snapshots provides everything I look for in an evening at the theatre – it’s funny, moving, full of great music and wonderful performances.” –AdamAbrams.com

Listen to Me

November 17th – 28th, 2015

Listen to Me is a joyful, interactive play about hearing the world of music through different ears. Created by the team of Where The Wild Things Are and Jack and The Bean, the story seeks to empower the composer in everyone. Amanda and her dad don’t agree on what music is. She likes to collect sounds from the audience and jam with them; he only believes in the songs of the past. Just when their argument makes it looks like there won’t be a concert at all, a surprise visitor turns things upside down. Together with the audience, the visitor helps Amanda and her father learn to listen to each other and through their collaboration, we all learn that music can come from many places.

“an exploration of the relationship between sound and music”

Suitable for ages 3 to 8

Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen

December 2nd – 20th, 2015

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Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen is a fresh holiday musical for the whole family. Feeling underappreciated at the North Pole, Mrs. Claus discovers a magical recipe for drawing families together.

Set on the cusp of the 1960s, when modern Christmas really came of age, the show takes the audience on a tuneful ride filled with charm, laughter and a fresh look at the hustle, bustle and real worth of a family holiday.

There are elves, laughter, song and dance and a chance for the audience to get “hands on” in the kitchen of the world’s most famous workshop!

Written by Bill Allman, Alan Marriott & Kevin O’Brien

Original Direction and Choreography by Jeff Hyslop

Additional Direction and Dramaturgy by Max Reimer

Suitable for families with children aged 7 and up