Sprint: O No!

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22 March 2015 to 22 March 2014 at 8:30pm

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Part of Sprint 2015

Presented by Jamie Wood

When John Lennon fell in love with Yoko Ono the world was shocked. When John and Yoko claimed that their love was politics and art, the world squirmed. When Lennon was assassinated the world mourned.

Following the success of CPT-developed 2013 smash Beating McEnroe, Jamie Wood returns with a work-in-progress of his new show. Playing amongst the enigmatic instructions of Yoko Ono's artworks, in the shadow of Lennon's death, O No! is a psychedelic ride, a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying the Beatles. A show about reckless optimism, high art and what we might yet have to learn from the hippies.

About the artist

Performer and director Jamie Wood's past projects range from the comic and darkly surreal plays of the Frequency D’Ici to the physical and visual poetics of Petra’s Pulse. His first solo show Beating McEnroe was acclaimed by audiences and critics at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form, and won Best Show audience vote at the BE Festival. Jamie is an Associate Artist with Chris Goode & Company. As a long-term collaborator with Goode, Jamie devised and performed in Escapology (2004), and the critically acclaimed Homemade (2005) and Longwave (2006). 

"One of the oddest, most original and entertaining hours you’re likely to spend in a theatre" – Exeunt on Beating McEnroe

@Jamieofthewood | www.jamiewood.org.uk 

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