A show about reckless optimism, avant-garde art and what we might yet have to learn from the hippies

Jamie Wood

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One of the most talked about shows of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, O No! is a psychedelic ride, and a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying the Beatles. It borrows Yoko Ono’s art instructions to ask whether falling in love is always catastrophic.

It’s about reckless optimism, avant-garde art & 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).

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Online priority booking for members opens on Thu 24 May, with general on sale from Thu 7 Jun. 

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“…like being sucked down a rabbit hole full of joy.”

★★★★ Fest

"A slice of sweet absurdity that made me smile from beginning to end"

★★★★ 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

“By the end, Wood has got the entire audience making music and probably doubled the amount of happiness floating around...”

★★★★ The Guardian

Nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Experimentation and Innovation

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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.