A psychedelic ride, and a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying the Beatles, O No! borrows Yoko Ono’s art instructions to ask whether falling in love is always catastrophic.
Funny and surprising in equal measure this show from a multi-award winning theatre maker, is about reckless optimism, avant-garde art and what we might yet have to learn from the hippies.
A sell-out success and one of the most talked about shows of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.
Nominated for a Total Theatre award for Innovation.
Supported by Arts Council England, Ovalhouse, CPT, National Theatre Studio and Physical Fest Liverpool
CURRENT TOUR DATES
Bike Shed Exeter 17th,18th,19th March BOOK NOW
The Brewery, Kendal 30th April BOOK NOW
Mayfest, Bristol 13th & 14th May BOOK NOW
“Fractious, hilarious and punctuated by undeniable beauty, Jamie Wood’s tribute to Yoko Ono is a thing of mischief and magic” ***** The Stage
“By the end, Wood has got the entire audience making music and probably doubled the amount of happiness floating around Edinburgh.” **** The Guardian
“There’s no one at the Fringe like Jamie Wood – probably no one on the planet. Experiencing his surreal imagination is like being sucked down a rabbit hole full of joy.” **** Fest
“Stepping back outside, the world seems like a different place: a better one.” **** The Scotsman
“This is one of the strangest hours I have ever passed. However, it is also one of the funniest and most heart-wrenching.” **** Broadway Baby
“Jamie Wood’s O No! is a slice of sweet absurdity that made me smile from beginning to end” Lyn Gardner’s Top Theatre Picks (Fri 14 Aug)
“perfect as an oasis in the midst of a hectic festival, and a genuinely different experience.” Total Theatre
For enquiries about O No! contact Luke Emery: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Jamie Wood
Jamie Wood is a performer and director. His work ranges from the comic and darkly surreal plays of The Frequency D’Ici (Paperweight, Fringe First 2008, Director) to the striking physical and visual poetics of Petra’s Pulse (Aegean Fatigue, National Review of Live Art 2008, Co-director and Performer). He is an Associate Artist with Chris Goode & Company. As a long-term collaborator with Goode, Jamie devised and performed in Escapology (2004), the critically acclaimed Homemade (2005) and Longwave (2006), and co-directed Hey Matthew (2008) and 9 (2011). In 2009, he was short-listed for a Stage Acting Award (Best Ensemble) for Icarus 2.0, devised with director Matt Ball. Paperweight, Icarus 2.0, Homemade and Longwave were all shortlisted for the Total Theatre Award for Best Devised Production. Jamie has devised work for national and international tours with artists including Caroline Horton, Spike, Toby Park (Spymonkey), Guy Dartnel, Mischa Twitchin (Shunt) and Niki McCretton and most recently with The Belarus Free Theatre and Chris Thorpe. He also works as a Clown Doctor with Theodora Children’s Trust, visiting sick children in hospitals throughout the UK. His work reflects a training combining fine art, theatre, clown and dance.