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. A sell-out success and one of the most talked about shows of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. It’s about reckless optimism, avant-garde art and what we might yet have to learn from the hippies.
Jamie Wood is a performer and director, creating striking and accessible theatre. His work reflects a training combining fine art, theatre, clown and dance and ranges from the comic and darkly surreal plays of The Frequency D’Ici (Paperweight, Fringe First 2008) to the physical and visual poetics of Petra’s Pulse (Aegean Fatigue, National Review of Live Art 2008).
Nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Experimentation and Innovation.
★★★★ “Like being sucked down a rabbit hole full of joy.” – Fest Magazine
★★★★ “This gentle show is a little ray of sunshine on the fringe, an utterly bonkers but entirely endearing piece of clowning… He brings the audience together and turns O No! into a big O Yes! from all of us.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★★★ “Fractious, hilarious and punctuated by undeniable beauty, Jamie Wood’s tribute to Yoko Ono is a thing of mischief and magic.” – The Stage
“Perfect as an oasis in the midst of a hectic festival, and a genuinely different experience.” – Total Theatre
★★★★ “I had a great time… Go see.” – North West End
“Quaint, sweet… A persistent piece, persistent like the love of a mother or a course of antibiotics; without immediate effect but cumulatively wholly transformative.” – James Varney
“A whimsically self-aware traipse through some of Ono’s conceptual art instructions… A hugely comic but heart-warming play.” – Mancunion
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